Monday, February 16, 2015
Year of the Goat
The Lunar New Year starts on Thursday. Banks and government offices will have a long weekend from Thursday to Sunday. The festival continues long beyond the weekend, but only the first 3 days are legal holidays. Schools and some jobs take more time off, but most people only get the first few days.
I'll be working a lot more than usual. I always volunteer to work more during this holiday because it's the most important time for most of my Chinese colleagues while it means pretty much nothing to me. The more hours I work, the more time they have to visit their families and do all of the things they're supposed to do during their biggest holiday.