Chinese New Year sees the world’s largest annual human migration take place. Some 3.6bn journeys will be made across the country as people set off on the trip called “chunyun”, or spring movement.

Here, data from 163.com collected by Volker Lorenz of Statista shows how people spend their money during the celebration.

In one New Year tradition children are traditionally given gifts of red envelopes filled with money to bring happiness and good fortune. The envelopes themselves are thought to bring good luck, as well as the contents.

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