The Year of the Monkey started on 8 February. The following 15 days are known as the Spring Festival. During this period, people flock to temple fairs in public parks to watch traditional performances such as dragon dances and Chinese opera. People also burn incense at temples to pray for good health and fortune. Spring Festival is focused on family reunions and is often the only time students and migrant workers get to return to their home towns.

IBTimes UK presents all the fun of the fair and the colours of spring at lunar new year celebrations across China.