On January the 28th of 2017 China and most parts of Asia will celebrate the Year of the Rooster.
The Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in China and marks the start of the Spring season. For that reason it is also known as the Spring Festival (春節).
The Chinese New Year originated in the Shang Dynasty (1600 BC – 1100 BC). It has been a tradition that is still being kept alive until today. It is known to cause the largest annual human migration known to man, as hundreds of millions of people travel home across China for the New Year. Emptying the country's biggest cities and bringing rural villages to life as workers take this one chance to go back home to be with their families.
The Chinese New years starts on the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar and which entails 15 days of celebrations and family visits. In 2017 the New Year will commence on January 28th, according to the Chinese calendar this is the start of the year 4714.
Business wise, factories and offices will be closed for a period of 2 to 3 weeks. During this time our Dutch office will be in full service.
We expect that most offices and factories will commence their activities in the course of week 6.
For now, we would like to wish you all a Happy Year of the Rooster and good prosperity in the New Year.