To begin with, it is true that so many Chinese people travelled three weeks ago because they were heading home for the Chinese New Year. Actually, this is the year of the Rooster.
First of all, the Chinese New Year, which is also known as the Spring Festival, is one of the biggest celebrations in the world. As well, it is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar, so the date changes from year to year. It usually takes place the day before of the New Year and continues until the 15th day. Each year is characterised by one of the twelve animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac. This year it is the Year of the Rooster, the 10th animal in the cycle. By the way, my Chinese zodiac is the Dragon and it means luck, flexibility, eccentricity and imagination among other things.
On the contrary, this celebration also takes place in London, which is one of the biggest outside Asia. Thousands of people go to London’s Chinatown, where a parade traditionally takes place to celebrate it.
Finally, I think that the Chinese New Year is such a great and beautiful festival. One of my friends bought an article in internet that came from China and the seller replied her politely that they were celebrating the New Year so he would send the goods later.