Mannatech Associates Celebrate Chinese New Year, Korean Lunar New Year
Chinese New Year and Korean New Year begin on Monday, February 8. During this time, many of Mannatech’s Associates from across the globe will be celebrating with family and friends. We wish you all a very happy new year!
Chinese New Year
A public holiday for China, Chinese New Year’s Day is the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar. Traditional to the Chinese but also celebrated in Taiwan, Chinese New Year is celebrated for seven days, this year from February 7-13. Some Chinese celebrate the New Year much earlier than New Year’s Eve, beginning their celebrations up to three weeks before New Year’s Day.
Celebrated in the winter, Chinese New Year coincides with the seasons as a preparatory time before the coming of spring. It also represents the start of a new business year. On February 22, the Chinese will celebrate the coming of spring with its Lantern Festival, complete with beautiful lanterns and rice balls.
Korean New Year
Very similar to the Chinese New Year, the Korean Lunar New Year’s Day, also called Seollal, is celebrated on February 8 in Korea. Mannatech’s Korean office will be closed February 8-10 in observance of the holiday. As the most traditional Korean family holiday, this celebration lasts three days.
During this time, many Koreans return to their hometowns to visit family and spend time together. They wear traditional clothes, called hanbok, eat traditional foods, play games and tell stories