From tasty treats to tidy minds, we’ve got tips and tricks on ways to celebrate Lunar New Year in the workplace.
The Lunar New Year - also known as Chinese New Year - celebrates the arrival of spring and the start of a new year. Unlike the Solar New Year, which occurs once the Earth has done one full orbit of the sun (365 days), the Lunar New Year is celebrated every twelve full cycles of the Moon (roughly 354 days). This year’s Lunar New Year falls on Saturday the 10th of February 2024, and this year it’s the year of the dragon!
Most notably, the Lunar New Year is the biggest celebration in China, but is also celebrated in South Korea, Vietnam, and any country that chooses to observe this cultural event. In the world of workplace culture, it’s important to acknowledge cultural celebrations from all over the globe. That’s why we’ve come up with some fun ideas so that you can celebrate this special occasion with your teams here in the UK.
Give your workspace a good tidy-up
The Lunar New Year is all about getting rid of the old and making space for the new. In fact, the word ‘dust’ in Chinese is a homophone for ‘old’, so giving your workspace a good wipe down is much more than a simple chore this time of year, it’s a symbolic practice. So, get rid of those old meeting notes, print-outs and snack wrappers, and start the next Lunar New Year off on the right foot.
Hold a lunch and learn session on the Lunar New Year
Often, the best and most respectful way to celebrate a cultural event is to learn more about it. Why don’t you hold a lunch and learn session for your teams that showcases the history and significance of this event and how it’s typically celebrated? Perhaps you could order in some Lunar New Year treats and even do a quiz at the end with fun prizes to win.
See what your fortune holds for the year ahead
The Lunar New Year is traditionally a moment to wish people good fortune for the year ahead and find out what your own fortune has in store. Why not order in some of CakeDrop’s branded fortune cookies to make your Lunar New Year wishes even more unique? Each fortune cookie is beautifully decorated in your company’s brand colours and you can even fill these tasty little cookies with your own custom fortunes!
Whether you’re celebrating the Lunar New Year or gearing up for other workplace culture events in 2024, CakeDrop has all kinds of delicious themed treats for your teams to indulge in. Head to our website to discover sweet ways to celebrate Lunar New Year in the workplace, as well as other seasonal events throughout the year.