Anyone involved in sourcing from China has likely been preparing for Chinese New Year for several weeks. The “new year,” also known as the Spring Festival, is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar. The festivities usually start the day before the new year and continue until the Lantern Festival, the 15th day of the new year. During that time, factories and other businesses are closed.
What happens during Chinese New Year?
Chinese New Year is the most significant holiday in China. It’s a time when the Chinese return to their home towns and celebrate with friends and family. Learn more about the cultural aspects here.
For those involved in manufacturing within the region, there’s an urgency prior to the holiday to ensure timely shipments. This is where proactive planning is helpful.