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Chinese New Year 2023 Factory Closure Dates

CNY factories close dates

The Chinese Lunar New Year, Spring Festival, includes the removal of the old and the new, worshiping gods and ancestors, praying for blessings and protection from evil spirits, family reunions, celebrations, entertainment, and food. It is the most solemn traditional festival in the Chinese nation.

Every year before and after Chinese New Year is a temporary population migration, because more than 80% of the employees in China’s foreign trade factories come from other provinces or cities, and it’s their most exciting moment to return to their hometowns to reunite with their families after one year’s hard-working.

How long does the Chinese New Year last in 2023?

Lunar New Year falls on a different day on the Gregorian calendar every year. In 2023, Lunar New Year’s Eve is Jan. 21 and the new year begins on Jan. 22. The public holiday results in seven days off of work for employees (as a public holiday, Chinese people will get January 21-27, 2023 off), though celebrations can last for more than two weeks till Lantern Festival on February 5, 2023.

Chinese New Year shutdowns

  • New Year’s Eve: January 21, 2023.
  • New Year’s Day: January 22, 2023.
  • The Lantern Festival: February 5, 2023.

Chinese New Year last at least 15 days.

How long do factories close for Chinese New Year?

A minimum of 15 days and a maximum of 27 days.

Generally, private factories will close ten days earlier than public holidays and postpone work ten days to facilitate workers to avoid the travel rush. So production plants will be closed from January 11, 2023, to February 6, 2023, while office workers will be closed from January 17, 2023, to January 31, 2023.

Due to the backlog of orders before the Chinese New Year holiday, the factory production line is busy, and generally, the production cycle and logistics will return to normal only about 1 month after the Chinese New Year holiday. So in order not to miss the sales season, you’d better arrange your orders early according to the Chinese New Year factory’s closure dates every year.

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