Happy Chinese New Year

On Monday February 8th our APAC managing director Tan Yong Song and his team will be celebrating Chinese New Year as we move into the Year of the Monkey.

From an event once only celebrated in China, the New Year is now a cue for parties across the world, with the Chinese New Year parties in London being the biggest outside Asia.

The Chinese New Year, which is also known as the Spring Festival, is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar. The festivities of course start the day before the New Year and continue until the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the New Year. That’s some party!

Each Chinese New Year is named by one of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.

People born in the year of the monkey are said to be smart and intelligent, especially in their career and wealth! Lucky numbers are 1 and 8 – appropriate since K2 started with offices in one country and now has offices in eight!

Lucky colours are white, blue and gold. Perhaps we should add gold to our own corporate colours of blue and white?

Julius Caesar, Leonardo da Vinci and Charles Dickens were born under the monkey sign, as were Christina Aguilera, Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Mick Jagger and Miley Cyrus!

As strategic global mobility specialists we’ve built a worldwide network based on helping firms with their wealth and the careers of their global teams. And there’s no doubt that we’re privileged to have some exceedingly smart and intelligent people in our teams.

K2’s own ‘monkey people’ around the globe are ready to do extraordinary – and to make your Chinese New Year a very happy one.