Chinese New Year at the Forbidden City

There are a lot of practices associated with the Spring Festival. How do contemporary customs differ from those during the Qing dynasty? Which imperial traditions have influenced modern-day celebrations? Josh from China Matters visits the Forbidden City to find out!

This video takes you to the Palace Museum at the Forbidden City for a cultural experience of the Chinese New Year. Giving blessings to the people, honoring their ancestors and hanging lanterns are a few examples of the Spring Festival traditions that Qing emperors lived by.

Watch below and discover more!