China announced Monday that the Lunar New Year holiday would be extended to 2nd February (9th in Shanghai), as part of efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

The Chinese New Year 2020 is celebrated on Saturday 25th January and the festival will last to 8th February, about 15 days in total, with seven days of public holidays, which means office closures.

On 27th January, the Shanghai government announced a further extension to the official holiday period to the 9th February to contain the coronavirus outbreak. It is expected that other areas will follow with additional extensions. We will monitor and keep you updated any new developments in the various regions around China.

All our NGL team is safe and will work remotely, to assist clients, during these public holiday extensions

Following the extension of the China New Year holiday to 2nd February, our offices will be back in operation on the 3rd February (10th in Shanghai).

Chinese New Year 2020

24-30 January 2020 (Friday to Thursday)

Hong Kong
25, 27, 28 January 2020 (Saturday, Monday, Tuesday)

23-29 January 2020 (Thursday to Wednesday)

For any urgent issues, please contact us at our company email address during this period. We will serve you as soon as possible, and sincerely hope you enjoy the festival. Thank you.

2020 is the year of the Rat

The rat ranks first among 12 Chinese zodiacs. It means wisdom.
People who are born in the year of rats are said to have distinct characteristics including:
Strengths: intelligent, charming, quick-witted, practical, ambitious, socialising and good at money-saving.
Weaknesses: timid, stubborn, wordy, greedy, devious, too eager for power and gossiping.

Rat zodiac celebrities: Scarlett Johansson, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Katy Perry, Eminem, John F. Kennedy, William Shakespeare

Happy Year of the Rats! May the five blessings come to you.” (Longevity, wealth, health, virtue, and natural death)