As we usher in a prosperous year of the Pig, we would like to take a moment to thank you for your continued support. 2018 in business has seen steady growth. This we wholeheartedly owe to you, our valued clients who have trusted us to help achieve results.
Best wishes for a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year. May treasures fill your home and your business flourish throughout the year.
Chinese New Year[a] is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in mainland China,[b] and is one of several Lunar New Years in Asia. Observances traditionally take place from the evening preceding the first day of the year to the Lantern Festival, held on the 15th day of the year. The first day of Chinese New Year begins on the new moon that appears between 21 January and 20 February. In 2019, the first day of the Chinese New Year will be on Tuesday, 5 February, initiating the Year of the pig.
Chinese New Year is celebrated as the national holiday in some countries around the East Asia such as South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It is a major holiday in Greater China and has strongly influenced the lunar new year celebrations of China’s neighbouring cultures, including the Korean New Year (seol), the Tết of Vietnam, and the Losar of Tibet. It is also celebrated worldwide in regions and countries with significant Overseas Chinese populations, these including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar,  Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines and Mauritius, as well as many Chinatowns and Koreatowns in North America and Europe.
Chinese New Year is associated with several myths and customs. The festival was traditionally a time to honour deities as well as ancestors. Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the New Year vary widely, and the evening preceding Chinese New Year’s Day is frequently regarded as an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly clean their house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for incoming good luck. Another custom is the decoration of windows and doors with red paper-cuts and couplets. Popular themes among these paper-cuts and couplets include that of good fortune or happiness, wealth, and longevity. Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes. For the northern regions of China, dumplings are featured prominently in meals celebrating the festival.