Spring Festivals are popular in cultures around the world. It is a time when spring is in the air and people are in a festive spirit.
The Chinese Spring Festival is one of the biggest celebrations and is a national holiday in China that begins on Chinese New Year and ends with the Lantern Festival. The observance has been compared to Christmas in the west where the whole country is in a festive spirit and towns start preparing weeks ahead. Towns and streets are decorated with lights and colored paper. The towns come alive with a festive spirit. The Chinese Spring Festival is celebrated in other East Asian cultures.