Chinese celebrate Lunar New Year - Al Jazeera English

Chinese celebrate Lunar New Year

Millions travel from cities to their home villages for colourful events celebrating the Year of the Snake.

The Chinese Lunar New Year is considered the largest migration of people in the world, as millions of Chinese travel back to their home villages to celebrate with family and friends.

According to the state news agency, Xinhua, 3.41 billion trips are expected to be made during the festival from January 26 to March 6.

This year marks the Year of the Snake, and many Chinese believe the slippery creatures can cure medicial problems, such as impotency.

Celebrations are underway across the world's most populous country.