In connection with Chinese New Year, we must expect a longer delivery time in February. We recommend our customers to schedule orders for delivery well in advance to avoid delays.
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 is Chinese New Year
This is the main holiday in China and January 31 to February 6 are public holidays. The Lantern Festival, which this year falls on 15 February, marks the end of the New Year celebration.
However, most factories are closed for 3-4 weeks in connection with the New Year celebrations. This is comparable to our joint holiday, so in the period 31 January to 26 February (week 5-7) you can not plan deliveries. In the weeks before Chinese New Year, there will be longer delivery times and high pressure on transport. In collaboration with our customers, we have planned production and transport well in advance to ensure deliveries also through the Chinese New Year celebration.
New Year celebration with Corona
In China, it is common for large families to meet for the New Year celebration, and this means that many have to travel far to get home to their hometown. However, due to new Corona outbreaks, the Chinese authorities have now imposed a 14-day quarantine for travel from high-infection provinces. This will probably put a damper on the New Year celebrations this year, and many take shorter holidays.
What is Chinese New Year?
Chinese New Year is also called Spring Festival and defines the transition from winter to spring. Spring rolls, which we also know well here in Norway, are a typical dish in the celebration.
The date of the Chinese New Year varies with the lunar phases. On New Year's Eve, the moon is new, ie completely black, and New Year's Eve falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice.
2022 is the Year of the Tiger
The Chinese calendar is divided into 12-year cycles, where each year is associated with an animal. In 2022, we leave the Year of the Bull and enter the year of the tiger. According to Chinese tradition, the tiger's most important characteristics are strength, braveness and exorcising evils. Chinese astrologers therefore believe that we are now entering a year of vitality and strength, in contrast to 2021 which was characterized by the slow and passive bull.
Manufacturing in China
NewTracks has worked with production in China for many years, and have since 2018 been present with an office in Shenzhen. We have local employees to ensure quality, communication and logistics. With some years of experience in dealing with Chinese industrial culture, language and geographical distance, we are a good partner for companies that need quality production in China.
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NewTracks works with product development and manufacturing in China - mainly of mechanics for the electronics industry. With offices in Shenzhen and Oslo, we are your best contact for quality production in China