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CNY Days and Dates 2018 – 2030

by on Dec.07, 2018, under China Manufacturing Blog

Chinese New Year Eve Dates, Day and Zodiac Symbol 2018 – 2030

When it comes to production in China in the early part of any year, it really is worth planning ahead.

Early each year China celebrates Chinese New Year (CNY) with production grinding to a halt, typically about a week before Chinese New Year Eve.

As it follows the Luna Calendar, the CNY date changes each year, so QPILtd has prepared a list to assist in forward planning.

If you think of the what it would be like for USA to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years eve as one holiday, it would still understate the “disruption” to business in China, each and every year for CNY.

Chinese New Year is very much a family focused holiday. As many Chinese migrate to other parts of China for work, it instigates the world’s largest annual human migration.

Please scroll down, to see links to other QPILtd posts about the effect both before and after CNY for production and shipping as well as some of the human and cultural aspects of the holiday.


To assist in your forward planning, here is a list of CNY dates through to 2030.


Year                    CNY                             Day                      Chinese Zodiac

2018                   February 16                     Friday                  Dog

2019                   February 5                       Tuesday              Pig

2020                   January 25                      Saturday             Rat

2021                   February 12                     Friday                  Ox

2022                   February 1                       Tuesday              Tiger

2023                   January 22                      Sunday                Rabbit

2024                   February 10                    Saturday             Dragon

2025                   January 29                      Wednesday        Snake

2026                   February 17                     Tuesday              Horse

2027                   February 6                       Saturday             Goat

2028                   January 26                      Wednesday        Monkey

2029                   February 13                     Tuesday              Rooster

2030                   February 3                       Sunday                Dog


QC & Production Related

CNY Alert!

Is your Asian supply chain CNY ready? Not sure? Ask QPI Ltd.

China almost back to normal after CNY ~ will your production be OK?


General Interest around CNY

CNY “Truck Jam”

Chinese New Year in China. More than just Fireworks!


Past Posts

China Opens for Business in Year of the Monkey after CNY break

QPI wishes you the best for the year of the rabbit

Asian Factory Order books closing for 2016

CNY 2011 Holiday Dates Info from QPI

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CNY “Truck Jam”

by on Jan.12, 2017, under China Manufacturing Blog

It is hard to explain CNY to people unfamiliar with China, and I have done so in some blogs.

Below are a few links, and if you would like to read more you can search “CNY” in the search panel below.

Still 2 weeks out from the year of the Monkey rolling into the year of the Rooster, and well a picture says a thousand words….


Truck Jam at most China ports is very common in the lead up to CNY


Locals near most shipping ports will be cursing as anything more than a push bike or “bus 11” as the people in Hong Kong refer to walking, will be a nightmare.

The local police will make an effort to keep at least one traffic lane open in most directions, however as you can see it will be a challenge.

As for the truck drivers, it is not uncommon for them to (not park, but…) queue for more than 3 days.


Plan ahead for future CNY holidays to get your product shipped before the long queue, with a list of Chinese New Year Dates from QPILtd up until 2030.

CNY Days and Dates 2018 – 2030


Other blogs about planning for CNY and especially factoring in “post CNY” production issues








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Asian Factory Order books closing for 2016

by on Nov.28, 2016, under Asia Business

QPILtd has already been notified by many factories that they are closing their order books for the year.

The order books for many factories in Asia, and especially across China are closing for 2016 and the Asian Horoscope year of the Monkey as they prepare complete orders before the CNY holiday in January 2017.

Key dates include:

Chinese New Years Eve is Saturday 28th of January.

Official CNY public holiday is from Friday 27th January till Thursday 2nd February.

In practical terms, the holiday period is from about 15 days before CNY, for about 40 days.

Many factories will be closed about Friday 13th January 2017 till about Wednesday 22nd February 2017.


For more information about the affect of CNY, please see other QPILtd blogs:


For future Chinese New Year Dates, please see QPILtd blog:

Chinese New Year Dates 2011 – 2020


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QPI & other CNY closing January / February 2012

by on Jan.12, 2012, under Asia Business

In China, many factory and office workers have already started leaving for their CNY holiday.

Most remaining factories will close down around the weekend of Friday 13th January, and the remaining ones closing sometime during the following week.

Some offices will re-open late January, though you should not expect factories to be operating “normally” until well into February.


QPI will be continuing to operate through Chinese New Year.

Though Chinese operations will be offline Thursday 19th January – Saturday 28th January.

For urgent enquiries please email qpig@qpiltd.com as it will fwd to the UK staff as well.

QPI Ltd Shenzhen office in Guo Mao will be closed Thursday 19th January – Thursday 2nd February.

Helmut will be working remotely, though will be online less frequently than normal, and should contacted by phone / SMS for anything urgent.

For additional information about CNY and how it may impact you, please see:

CNY alert

Post CNY Production Caution

CNY dates 2011 – 2019

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Chinese New Year Dates 2011 – 2020

by on Dec.10, 2011, under Asia Business

Chinese New Year (CNY) is the major holiday in Asia which especially effects production in China.

Many factories will close some days or even a week before the CNY date listed below.  They would not normally return to full production for several weeks or up to a month after the CNY date.

Year       Date                      Symbol

2011        February 3           Rabbit

2012       January 23           Dragon

2013       February 10        Snake

2014       January 31           Horse

2015       February 19        Sheep

2016       February 8          Monkey

2017       January 28        Rooster

2018       February 16        Dog

2019       February 5          Pig

2020       January 25          Rat


For links to other QPI Ltd posts about Chinese New Year, including its affect on factory production and quality issues in China, please see:


CNY Alert!

Chinese New Year in China. More than just Fireworks!

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China almost back to normal after CNY ~ will your production be OK?

by on Mar.04, 2011, under China QC Inspection Blog

The official end to CNY is the Lantern Festival.

So that means all is back to normal right? Well maybe maybe not. As we detail below QPI Ltd is recommending additional vigilance, by way of Dupro as well as PSI to ensure you protect the investment of your production / shipment, now more than any other time in the year!

Of note, the Spring Lantern Festival in China should not be confused with the Mid Autumn festival, also referred to as a “lantern festival”, and especially popular in Singapore and other parts of South East Asia.

The Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the lunar year, is the last “official” family celebration, and is typically market with a meal including Yan Xiao, or Glutinous Rice normally wrapped in bamboo or leaves.

There are many different beliefs and traditions, including the notion of having bright lanterns out to welcome the full moon, lighting the way for people out enjoying the advent of spring, and fostering relationships between families.

It was also traditional to chaperon young people with bright lanterns symbolic of good luck and prospective matchmaking.

In terms of business, it meant that the family obligation for CNY was officially over. While many people would have returned to work sooner many would not.

It was interesting to witness many of the small stores and street stalls did not reopen until a few days after the lantern festival.

You may have found factories have been returning emails since a few days after the week of “official CNY holiday”,  however in many cases delays in information will be due to the fact that key personnel are still a away.

We have had some suppliers who were waiting for middle managers to return to work to quote on new products.

Even now, well into March business ranging from major factories to small cafes are still working hard to attract the staff they need to function properly.

Finally now we are finding China is gradually coming back to normal business after their major holiday.

As we warned, in our QPI Ltd CNY Alert Blog, buyers should exercise extra caution.

QPI Ltd particularly recommend additional Dupro (During Production) Inspections.

A high majority of the workers on the factory floor / production line, will be new the factory, the industry of indeed the concept of factory / production!

Many middle managers and QC managers may also be new to the factory and your product.

It could in effect mean that the factory that was producing your product so reliably last year, is now effectively (from a work force & QC perspective) producing it for the first time!

QPI Ltd, is happy to help by providing, Dupro and FRI / PSI (Final Random Inspection / Pre Shipment Inspection) at a competitive rate.


Plan ahead for future CNY holidays, with a list of Chinese New Year Dates from QPILtd up until 2030.

CNY Days and Dates 2018 – 2030

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CNY Alert!

by on Jan.03, 2011, under Asia Business, China Manufacturing Blog

文章简体中文 – 文章繁體中文

See also: CNY Days and Dates 2018 – 2030 CNY Village life Post CNY Production Caution

With the new years eve behind us, and business in the west is ramping up for the year.  Here is a friendly reminder from QPILtd that CNY is fast approaching!

Chinese New Year celebrates the New Year according to the Lunar calender, and as such varies from year to year.

See CNY dates 2011 – 2019 & CNY Days and Dates 2018 – 2030 for this year, coming, and recent years for easy reference.

It is also seen as the advent of Spring, even though much of country will be under a thick cover of snow, CNY is also often referred to as the “Spring Festival”

Most factories will be rushing to get production out before the holidays, and clients should expect freight prices to increase significantly in the second half of January.

Almost all business and particularly factories in Mainland China will be closed for about week or more in early February, with some closing from Friday 28th January to Monday 7th February.

Many business in Hong Kong and across South East Asia will be closed for a few days around 2nd and 3rd of February.

It is worth noting that within China Mainland, CNY is the major family holiday. As such it represent the largest annual human migration on the planet,  with approximately 200Million people returning to their home towns to celebrate the Spring Festival.

Travel within China will be crowded and expensive. As an example many train travelers will only be able to get a “standing ticket” for journeys that may be 20 – 30 hours long.

Clients should also bear in mind that many factories have a slow start after CNY.

Often workers will stay on at home for an extended holiday, or choose the new year to look for different work.

From a quality perspective, that can often mean that the factory who was reliably shipping product last year, may have new middle management, supervisors and production staff. That can often lead to Quality Control issues!

QPI Ltd remains ready to assist with DUPRO (during production), PSI (Pre Shipment Inspection) and other QC matters.

Most of our QC team will be off work for the first week in February, however we will have a limited office staff operating right through CNY.

We recommend using our   qpig (at) qpiltd (dot) com  email during CNY as it is also directed to our colleagues in the UK office.

All the best from the entire QPILtd team for 2011 and the coming year of the Rabbit.

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