Chinese New Year is all about family and most of the people have returned to their work locations. But my in-laws are still going strong with the celebration. My wife’s mother and father have a large family with 4 siblings on mother’s side and 6 siblings on father’s side. They were all born from 1940’s to the mid 1950’s well before the one child policy in 1979. Most Chinese celebrate from 7-10 days but my in-laws must visit each family member for a day. They typically celebrate for 14 plus days with the first 2 days with immediate family then visit each member which is 10 days then host 2 extra days for older cousins. It is funny to see all the news with travelers going back to their work locations and my in-laws are still having a great time. Times are changing with smaller families and I hope it will never become like our Christmas with only 2 days. The younger and more influent generation is traveling abroad and with the one child policy with fewer siblings. I just hope it does not become less meaning full to get back to visit family during this time because one of my enjoyments is seeing all the smiling faces when they are excited to go back home for the holiday. Happy Chinese New Year!
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