Chinese New Year (CNY)
Chinese New Year also known as the Lunar New Year is the most important Holiday in China. It will begin February 12th and last 16 days. It typically begins with the new moon and last until the full moon arrives with the Festival of Lanterns. The festival can be traced back about 3,500 years ago.
During this time, the entire attention of the household was centered on the celebration with work coming to a stop and the focus being on home and family. Traditionally, gifting red envelopes with money is meant to ward off evil spirits and grant good luck. Feasting with family is an important part of the festival. New Years Eve would include a fish of some sort as the last course, long noodles were eaten in the first five days to symbolize long life, and on the final day of the New Year, round dumplings were shared as a sign of the family unit and of perfection.
With the New Year also brings in a new Chinese Zodiac. The Chinese calendar includes the 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. This incoming year will be the year of the Ox. The Ox signifies hard work, positivity, and honesty. The Ox are grounded, loyal, gentle, and trustworthy.
We want to say Happy Chinese New Year and wish you all good luck in the year ahead.
From your logistics professional at Genesis Consulting.