Are you ready for 2021?

Budgeting in January – Are you ready for 2021?

The festive season is always a highly anticipated time; there is a lot to celebrate, families reuniting, workforce getting a well-deserved break, Christmas parties, the exchanging of gifts and the excitement of New Year’s Eve countdown, so it’s safe to say it is indeed the season to be jolly. But now it’s back to reality, back to work and back to school.

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Chinese New Year

Why does China shut down every year?

A lot of people are unaware that many Asian countries including China use a different calendar; they use the lunar calendar and therefore celebrate New Year’s at a different time to the rest of the western world. Around this time each year for the past 600 years or so China completely shuts down for almost 2 weeks, they celebrate what they call the Spring Festival.

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