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2018 Spring Festival travel rush in China

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 20: Mandatory Credit: Photo by Sipa Asia/REX/Shutterstock (9343341i) Passengers at Beijing South Railway Station in Beijing. Spring Festival travel rush, Beijing South Railway Station, China - 30 Jan 2018

The Chinese Spring Festival, also known as Chunyun in Chinese, starts 15 days before the Chinese New Year and ends 25 days after it. The 40-day festival witnesses the largest annual migration on Earth, as millions of people travel either home to be with their family and friends to celebrate the Chinese New Year — which falls on Feb. 16 in 2018 — or play tourist during the one-week-long Spring Festival holidays. More than 2.90 billion trips are expected to be made this year.

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