For some Americans, the holiday comes and goes without them even noticing. In mainland China (and even in other countries that celebrate the holiday such as Indonesia, Malaysia, North Korea, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, and Brunei), the Chinese New Year holiday is a very big deal.
Is Chinese New Year a public holiday in Malaysia?
New Year’s Day, Chinese New Year, and the start of the Islamic calendar are all public holidays.
How long do companies close for Chinese New Year?
Although CNY officially only lasts for one week, many factories and businesses shut down about 10 days before CNY to allow time for workers to travel home.
How do you say Happy Chinese New Year in Malaysia?
You can wish Happy New Year to your Malaysian friends by saying Selamat Tahun Baru!
Does China close for Chinese New Year?
Factories in China and Taiwan close for -at least- 7 days. Depending on the CNY date on the lunar new calendar, workers could easily extend their holidays for more than 7 days, as it was the case in 2019 in Taiwan.
What is good luck for Chinese New Year?
Opening windows and/or doors is considered to bring in the good luck of the new year. Switching on the lights for the night is considered good luck to ‘scare away’ ghosts and spirits of misfortune that may compromise the luck and fortune of the New Year. Sweets are eaten to ensure the consumer a “sweet” year.