- On January 26, 2016
Chinese New Year is China’s winter holiday which usually falls between January 21st and February 20th. The date of the New Year changes in each year on the Gregorian calendar and in 2016 it’s Monday February 8th.TheChinese New Year 2016 will be a year of the Monkey.
Important things to consider about Chinese New Year in Business Perspective
Sanctioned Celebration of the Chinese New year will be 7 Days starting from 7thFebruary to 13th February, 2016. These days have been declared as a public holiday for Chinese.
Officially the first three days (8th to 10thFebruary) of Chinese New Year are legislative holidays. The day before the New Year day (7th February, 2016) and three more days, which are usually weekends, are included to provide seven sequential days of holiday while Saturday ( 6thFebruary , 2016) and Sunday ( 14th February , 2016) are working days. Therefore usually most Chinese people will be starting their work after the holidays on Sunday 14th February or Monday 15thFebruary in 2016.
Chinese New Year is a season where China gets overcrowded. Therefore Transportation should be solved out before the New Year rush which falls between 24th January and 3rd March. Due to this reason problems may arise in flight bookings, trains and other means of transportation including roads.
The Businesses will be closed for about 10 daysduring the Chinese New Year, usually earlier than the normal declared holidays. This included shops, restaurants and some supermarkets as well.