The upcoming Chinese New Year in 2014 will be the Year of the horse and there will be a period of Chinese New Year celebrations. Here in Hong Kong, the official holiday dates are from 31st January 2014 to 3rd February 2014. And in China, there the holiday dates will be from 30th January 2014 to 5th February 2014.

Chinese New Year: The Year of the Horse

Chinese New Year: The Year of the Horse

Carry on reading to find out all the important information about this Chinese holiday!

How will the Chinese New Year Holidays affect businesses?

Chinese New Year (CNY), also known as the spring festival, is one of most important and celebrated holidays in China. It is a rare opportunity for the Chinese workers to return to their hometowns and gather with their families for reunion dinner. During this long holiday, most of the businesses in China and Hong Kong will be closed.

Just like previous years, the operations in our factories will be halted during this holiday period. This means that production will be delayed. In addition to that, factories will take a longer time getting back with replies on orders thus quotation requests will be processed at a slower rate.

Due to all these delays, we would highly suggest that you mark out these dates on your calendar and plan your projects around these dates. It will also be good to place an order earlier in order to avoid such production delays. By planning ahead, you will be able to minimize the number of problems you might face when factories are forced to rush out your orders.

Chinese New Year 2014: The Year of the Horse

Chinese Zodiac

Chinese Zodiac

The horse is the seventh sign of the Chinese Zodiac and it is recognized to have the characteristic spirit of the Chinese culture. It is energetic, warm-hearted and able. It also represents the desire of the Chinese people to make continuous efforts to improve themselves.

Do check out our blog in the weeks to come, as we will be uploading articles on horse related gift ideas that will be perfect for CNY promotions.

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