In 2020, New Year’s Day will be January 24, a 15-day holiday period . The crossing of dates with the Christmas festivities augurs an exceptionally hot December.
Next year 2,020, the celebration of the Chinese New Year is ahead of January. The crossing of dates with the Christmas festivities in the West, augurs an exceptionally hot December.
Usually, the Chinese New Year holiday has been moving between the months of February and March. As many of you will already know, these dates require, from companies with commercial interests in the Asian country, careful programming to avoid shortages and additional costs.
In 2020, New Year’s Day will be January 24, a 15-day holiday period that lasts until the celebration of the Lantern Festival that takes place on February 11. If we take into account that traditionally, the Asian country, begins to close its factories around 10-15 days before the New Year, we can conclude that from the first week of January until February 2/3 companies will drastically reduce their capacity of manufacturing and supply.
As we said before, the beginning of the biggest holiday period in China will coincide with the end of one of the most important in the West, Christmas, which makes it even more complicated, especially to get shipments during the month of December.
Our forecast is that those orders that have not been placed in the months of August and, at the latest, at the beginning of September, run the risk of having their shipments moved (in the case of importation) at the end of February or March.
Of course, the chapter on transport costs will also suffer a strong increase. If traditionally, the “Peak Season” of the shipping companies was applied in months like December and January, it is likely that its application will be advanced to the months of November or even October. We are talking about the High Season of world logistics, which as we all know, ends up resulting in an increase in the cost of maritime transport of more than 100%.
On January 25, 2020 a new cycle begins in China. The Year of the Rat starts, which will end on February 21, 2021, and will be influenced by the characteristics of the animal that occupies the first place in the cycle of the eastern zodiac. In Chinese astrology, the 12 months of the year are each represented by an animal. They are located in the following order: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. In other words, 2020 will be marked by the beginning of a new cycle, with the first animal of the zodiac as regent of the new year.
Another relevant fact is that it will be a year marked by ambition and opportunism in all areas of life. This has to do with the characteristics of the rat, which is thorough and cautious but super agile and elusive.
General characteristics of the year of the Rat
- Year of Rat: those born at the end of January of the following years are in the Chinese animal horoscope Rat for example: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.
- Numbers: lucky numbers are: 2 and 3.
- Color: the lucky colors for the Rat are: blue, gold and green.
- Lucky Flowers: they are the Lily and the African Violet.
- Love: in love, it will be an intense, physical year of great passion. For couples, it will be times of love and stability, where the reasons for moving forward will be reinforced. Deploying witty sides can light the fire.
- Work: at work, they will be times of balance. The key will be to manage time well. Beware of work errors resulting from anxiety. It will be a year to work the responsibility.
- Finance: in terms of money, it will be a fruitful year for the rat, both to save money and to start things up and be encouraged to undertake. Good time for business.
- Health: in relation to health, it will be a year of well-being. The Rat is resilient, adapts, moves forward. You just have to be careful with the excesses. Working balance will be key to health care.