Saturday January 28 will mark the beginning of the Lunar New Year holiday – also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. This year is the Year of the Rooster and the holiday may last anywhere from February 2 until February 15. Closure dates may vary, depending on the country and company, but most areas will  be completely shut down during at least part of the holiday.  As it is an official holiday, Customs, ports and companies are expected to closed – we suggest you check with your carriers or partners if you have urgent shipments in or out of celebrating areas.

Lunar New Year is celebrated by Chinese,  Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Koreans, Singaporeans, Malaysians, Indonesians, Filipinos, and more.  Chinese Near Year is the longest national holiday in China and New Year’s day is the most important date in the Chinese calendar.

Chinese New Year 2017 is the Year of the Fire Rooster. Since fire represents red color, the year may also be known as the Year of the Red Rooster.

Happy year of the rooster, may it bring you health and happiness!