One of Vietnam’s characteristics are its centuries-old traditions, which find inspiration in both Chinese and Indian civilizations. Many different festivals are celebrated in Vietnam, some on a national scale, and others more local. Some of the holidays have moving dates, but many are following the Gregorian calendar. These days should be kept in mind when working with Vietnamese business partners, as they might make communicating more difficult. Here are some of the upcoming holidays in Vietnam in 2021.Continue reading
Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival (Chunjie 春节), is the most important holiday in China. It is a time of family gatherings, and many Chinese people travel across the country. Chunjie is also celebrated in other Asian nations, such as South Korea or Malaysia, and among overseas Chinese. A period of increased traffic in China caused by the Spring Festival is called Chunyun (春运). It is the most massive annual migration in the world. Chinese New Year has a significant impact both on business and tourism. Hence, it needs to be always taken into account, especially if we import from China. Chinese New Year 2021 will last from 11 to 17 February.Continue reading
The New Year in China will start on February 5th, 2019. Chinese New Year 2019 will be the Year of the Earth Pig and it will end on January 24th, 2020. Chinese New Year falls on a different date every year because the Chinese use a calendar based on the movement of the moon. The Chinese Zodiac is calculated according to the Chinese lunar calendar where each year in the cycle is related to an animal sign. 12 animals and 5 elements together form a 60-year cycle where each element is assigned to each animal. 2019’s Pig is the last animal in the Chinese Zodiac, after Dog and before Rat which starts the next cycle. The Year of the Pig refers to 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031 and so on.