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Happy Chinese New Year from K2! Whilst last year’s Year of the Tiger was seen as a time for action and impulse, we hope that 2023’s Year of the Rabbit brings you luck, opportunity and plenty of time to reflect (just don’t let the tortoise and ox overtake!)

Allowing time for rest and reflection is paramount to the business we do here at K2. Giving our teams the time to look back on both the successes and the areas of improvement ensures our progression. Last week, Chinese New Year was an opportunity for our Singapore team to do just that.

K2 Singapore celebrated Chinese New Year with a team lunch, enjoying a traditional dish of Yusheng. A Cantonese-style raw fish salad, it is said that the act of using the chopsticks to toss the dish up will bring good luck and wealth – the higher you can toss the fish and vegetables, the more luck the new year will bring to you.

K2 Singapore team celebrating and tossing Yusheng

As Chinese New Year is one of the country’s biggest celebrations, gifts were exchanged with our partners across the region, spreading best wishes for longevity, peace and prosperity – all symbolic of the rabbit.

About Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is one of the most significant holiday seasons in Asia, marking the first day of the year on the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The date changes from year to year, landing on the date of the new moon that falls between January 21st and February 20th. The history of Chinese New Year spans thousands of years, and is believed that Emperor Huang Ti introduced the holiday in 2637 BC.

Chinese New Year features twelve integral symbols: the animals of the Chinese zodiac. Each year takes after one of these animals (Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig) each of which has its own characteristics and personality traits. The Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace and prosperity in Chinese culture: 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope.

We wish everyone Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái and a year of good health and fortune!

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