Gong Xi Fa Chai!
The Chinese New Year is fast approaching and will take place on 23rd January 2012. It happens according to the Chinese calendar which consists of both Gregorian and Lunar-Solar calendar systems. The track of the new moon changes from year to year and thus their New Year can begin anytime between late January and mid-February.
Each year they have an animal which is their sign for that year:
- 2008 Animal Sign: Rat, February 7th
- 2009 Animal Sign: Ox, January 26th
- 2010 Animal Sign: Tiger, February 14th
- 2011 Animal Sign: Rabbit, February 3rd
- 2012 Animal Sign: Dragon, January 23rd
- 2013 Animal Sign: Snake, February 10th
- 2014 Animal Sign: Horse, January 31st
- 2015 Animal Sign: Sheep, February 19th
- 2016 Animal Sign: Monkey, February 8th
- 2017 Animal Sign: Rooser, January 28th
- 2018 Animal Sign: Dog, February 16th
BS Stainless would like to wish any of our Customers or suppliers celebrating the New Year a very happy one and all the best! In addition to this we would also like to raise awareness that it is over this period that we see a reduction in stainless steel manufacture. The traditional slowdown of stainless steel production is drawing near and that means shipping will be affected when dealing with China, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore and a number of others too.
Gong Xi Fa Chai - From BS Stainless Ltd
The majority celebrating will be on holiday from 21st January 2012 to 29th January 2012 to celebrate.