Chinese New Year 2023
We like to remind you about the Chinese New Year, which falls early this year. In 2023, the main holiday is celebrated between 21st and 29th January which means that in week 4, China shuts down almost all of its activities as usual. The New Year is also celebrated elsewhere in Asia, such as in Hong Kong and Taiwan, but then with slightly different dates. As usual, the Chinese production starts slowly after the holidays and several companies are closed for more than a week as the holiday extends up to the 5th of February. The transports usually start again, however with some disruptions.
A little trivia about the Chinese New Year celebration:
The New Year is celebrated by 20% of the world's population
Schools are closed for a month in China
New Year is a family celebration, people often travel far to come home
The children receive red envelopes with money, adults receive envelopes from their employer
90% of the world's production of firecrackers takes place in China, a large part is burned off during the celebration
This year we celebrate the Year of the Rabbit!