Back To Spring Festival Basics

The modern way to celebrate Spring Festival is to have a giant meal with all your loved ones gathered around. While this has been the tradition for a while now, if you go far enough back in time, Chinese people celebrated by heading to a big festival in the local marketplace, which is still practiced in rural areas today.


Our host Colin Hanna has been in Shanghai for 13 years, but this is his first opportunity to experience this most traditional of traditions. He got a taste of some local delicacies like egg dumplings that you don’t see every day.