The Chinese ‘Year Of The Dragon’ is set to begin this week on February 10th and the country’s New Year celebrations will last for two weeks until the Lantern Festival on February 24th.

You can read more about the effects of Chinese New Year on international business in the Supply Chain Guide we published earlier in January its located just a few articles down from this on our News page.

In the biggest migration of people on earth, Chinese nationals will be travelling from all over the world this week to be with their loved ones and families during the annual festivities.

The Year Of The Dragon symbolises power, nobility, honour, luck, and success, and people born in a dragon year are believed to possess natural courage, tenacity, and intelligence, while displaying enthusiasm and confidence.

Previous Years Of The Dragon have been 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, although if you’re born in the first few weeks of the year your birth may have fallen into the preceding Year of the Rabbit.

Lucky numbers to look out for this year are 6 and 8, which includes variations such as 18 or 36, while lucky colours are emerald green, red and golden yellow.

The Chinese New Year public holiday lasts for 7 days, but as is tradition most factories and businesses stay closed for two weeks, which includes the Westbound China offices.

WESTBOUND Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Ningbo, Qingdao:
Closed from Feb 10th until Feb 17th

All that remains is for the team at Westbound to wish you a Happy Chinese New Year!

If you have any questions regarding the above, then Westbound are here to help. So, please do not hesitate to contact us.