As we say goodbye to the Year of the Rabbit and welcome the Year of the Dragon , we would like to wish you all a Happy Chinese New Year 2024!
To make this celebration even more special, we’ve put together a quick guide to the festivities, highlighting some amazing stories from our staff!
Let’s begin by giving a heartfelt shoutout to our exceptional Chinese Managers and workers, for whom this day holds extra significance!
Did you know?
The year of the Dragon symbolises powerful qualities, inspiring prosperity and happiness!
Chinese New Year, with a history spanning over 3,000 years, originated as a celebration of winter’s end and spring’s beginning. It’s deeply rooted in Chinese mythology and folklore, evolving into the grand celebration we know today!
Chinese people celebrate by
Decorating with Red
Enjoying Traditional Foods
Giving Red Envelopes (Hongbao)
Watching Dragon and Lion Dances
Fun Fact! Jo Tianchang Li, our Senior Business Development Manager, won MG’s Employee of the Year in 2018 and showcased her culinary skills with a Chinese delicacy, Sticky Rice Dumpling, in our 2020 World Cup of Cooking competition. Watch the video here!
People take the 60-year calendar very seriously and believe each person’s own birth sign will be affected differently by the year’s heavenly stems and earthly branches.
So the calendar plays an important role in making huge life decisions for the year ahead – such as whether they should start a business or even get married!
Fun Fact! Our Senior Business Manager Alena Ivanova graduated from Uni in China, which wasn’t as easy as it sounds, here’s Alena’s amazing story!
In Alena’s words:
“I’m gifted but not very lucky. Let me explain: I had to re-write my Master thesis in five days – it was a funny time! Writing research work on a small piece of paper at the bus station or standing in the subway and typing the analysis’s results on the phone. I still remember the shocked faces of the Chinese people standing next to me!” Read her full story here!
Followers believe that for each of the Chinese zodiac signs, luck will depend largely on the positions of the Tai Sui – the stars directly opposite Jupiter. If your zodiac sign clashes with Tai Sui – aka the Grand Duke of Jupiter – in a particular year, you might find yourself dealing with disruptions.
We hope you enjoyed our quick guide to Chinese New Year 2024! Let the celebrations begin!