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Hong Kong Rings In 'The Year Of The Snake' (VIDEO)
According to CBC, Hong Kong will welcome an estimated 8.18 million passengers during the holiday period, an 11 percent increase over last year (read more about the annual migration in this piece by Dave Seminera).
"It's one of the biggest festivals for Chinese. We're going to enjoy it with family, we're going to share our happiness with lots of red pockets, a lot of Chinese food like dumplings," Joe Yau told the news outlet while passing through Hong Kong International Airport. Yau is likely referring to red envelopes filled with money that are traditionally given to young people over the course of the holiday.
Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is just one of the many events worth planning a trip around in 2013. For more can't-miss events, check out this list, which is curated by Gadling writers.