Spring Festival | Chinese New Year Statistics

Walking in Nanjing Xi Lu today I realized this must be the quietest day in the year, at least by daylight. The darker it gets, the more fireworks will be heard. Hardly any traffic as everyone is at home preparing their food, getting together with their families and enjoy their free time.

Many of these people traveled far and for a long time on crowded buses, trains and planes. Some even used diapers to stand the travel.

Some Spring Festival Statistics:

  • 2 billion + is the total number of passengers in China in this period
  • 10 million of these are expected to arrive in Shanghai
  • 170.000 is the peak daily flow of passengers through Shanghai Railway Station
  • 25 million is spend on fireworks in Shanghai
  • 8 million of these fireworks is bought from a legal source

I wish all readers of this blog a happy year of the Dog.

source: 8days

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One Response to “Spring Festival | Chinese New Year Statistics”

  1. Frank
    January 28th, 2006 11:31

    Happy year of the Dog to you as well, be careful with fireworks, dogs usually don’t like it very much…

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