This year the celebration of the CHINESE NEW YEAR falls on February 12 and from EMSA we want to congratulate all our suppliers, clients and friends with the beginning of the Year of the Ox.

But what is Chinese New Year? Many people do not know it’s history.

The Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in the Chinese calendar and is celebrated not only in China but also in other Asian countries, such as Singapore and South Korea.

It is also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year. The origin of the festival dates back to about 3,500 years ago.

The festival is based on the phases of the Sun and the Moon: It begins on the second new moon, after the Winter Solstice, with a duration of fifteen days, marking the end of winter and a new year in the lunar calendar.

In the year 2021, the Chinese New Year will start on February 12.

For those who work with China, we already know that you should have a little patience these days to be able to reach your clients or suppliers. ?

The Chinese New Year holidays begin on February 11 (New Years Eve) and end on February 17.

During the celebration, people commemorate the ancestors in the strictest family union, as well as wish the best wishes, fortune, good luck and also ward off evil spirits in the year that begins. Like Christmas in other countries, people exchange gifts during the Spring Festival.

Billions of red envelopes are exchanged. These red cash envelopes are distributed from highest to lowest, from bosses to employees and subordinate leaders.

According to the Chinese horoscope, 2021 corresponds to the Year of the Golden or Metal Ox. This period is defined by order, discipline, effort, work and family.

This year will be favorable for the sectors of real estate, agriculture, industry, engineering, pharmacy and mechanics.