03 January 2023

Service Announcement | Chinese New Year 2023

2023 Chinese New Year is coming soon! It’s that time of year when some countries in Asia enter their holiday season. As businesses close for celebrations it is vital that your supply chain is prepared for the shutdown. Please see the following public holidays for our team in Asia.

When is Chinese New Year?

The dates of Chinese New Year vary according to the lunar calendar but generally fall on a day between 21st January and 20th February. 


About Chinese New Year (CNY)

Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival, this is the most important Chinese traditional festival. According to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle, 2023 is a year of the Rabbit. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are calm, mercy and elegance. The most common Chinese greetings over the holiday period are Gong Xi Fa Cai (Mandarin) and Gong Hey Fat Choy (Cantonese).


The public holidays of Chinese New Year for our team in Asia as follows: 

• 20 - 26 Jan, Vietnam CLOSED
• 20 - 29 Jan, Taiwan CLOSED
• 21 - 27 Jan, China CLOSED
• 22 - 23 Jan, Malaysia CLOSED
• 22 - 24 Jan, Singapore CLOSED
• 22 - 25 Jan, Hong Kong CLOSED
• 23 - 24 Jan, Korea CLOSED
* Normal working - India, Japan & Thailand team

To make the vessel sailing before CNY, the earlier we receive the booking the more time we have to prepare your shipment for the desired sailing. If you have any question or special requests, please contact your local Mainfreight branch directly.

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