Happy Chinese New Year – Gung Hay Fat Choy! (which means “may prosperity be with you” in Cantonese.  You knew that, of course!).

Welcome to the year of the Ox, Ji Chou.  Yes, I know l’m lagging behind a bit.  But unlike our New Year – which is celebrated over 2 or 3 days – the Chinese celebrate Chinese New Year (or Spring festival) over a 15 day period.   China’s calendar is lunisolar, which means that Chinese New Year can fall from anywhere between 20 of January and 21 February.   This year, Chinese New Year ends Tuesday 10 February.  So I’m not that late, really.