Hub brings in Spring Festival tradition
The annual Spring Festival travel rush began on Jan 13. A number of immigrant workers have been flocking into the Hongqiao Hub as they set off home.
People receive Spring Festival couplets and calligraphy of Chinese character "Fu," or blessings from voluntary calligraphers in Hongqiao Railway Station. [Photo provided to China Daily]
Calligraphers in Shanghai's Minhang district are volunteering to write Spring Festival couplets to send wishes of hope and prosperity to local residents. The traditional custom event recently came to the Hongqiao Railway Station and Hongqiao Airport as well.
Though eagerly returning home, passengers were surrounded with the wave of vibrant New Year joy and filled with the warm spirit of Spring Festival. Many people received a pair of Spring Festival couplets and calligraphy of Chinese character "Fu," or blessings.
An old couple shows the Spring Festival couplets received in Hongqiao Railway Station. [Photo provided to China Daily]
An old couple holding a pair of Spring Festival couplets they just received was among the passengers who thoroughly enjoyed all that the Hub offered. "We feel warm-hearted, and it delighted our home trip even more."
Artists make sugar figurines for travelers in Hongqiao Railway Station. [Photo provided to China Daily]
Several artists also made sugar figurines for travelers, well-received by especially the kids. A spoon of sugar reminds all the sweetness of childhood, said Zheng Jie, a father of two children.
Having prepared nearly 100 Spring Festival couplets in advance, it was still time pressed for calligraphers on their work facing the enthusiasm of travelers. "Though a little bit tired, but we are glad as our works accompany them all along their trips over the country." said one calligrapher.