07.12.16 | Celebrating Chinese New Year

迎春接福 – Greet the New Year and encounter happiness

Chinese New Year, known in modern Chinese as the Spring Festival (in Chinese: 春节), is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.

Chinese New Year is observed as a public holiday in a number of countries and territories where a sizable Chinese population resides.

The Chinese enters the new year on the 28th of January. Due to many factories closing down for the celebrations, many departures of vessels during and after will be cancelled. To make sure that your cargo arrives in due time, please book your cargo to and from China soonest possible. Our teams are ready to assist you.

Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. Just like in many other parts of the world the celebration of the new year starts with fireworks when the new year begins. At the Lantern Festival, the Chinese make all kinds of beautiful lanterns and eat sweet glutinous rice balls in sweet soup. It is also tradition for children to run around with a toy animal that represents the year that has just started.

We are now leaving the year of the monkey to enter the year of the rooster. People born in the year of the rooster are said to be hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented.

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