The L-Tron team celebrated the Chinese New Year this week
Happy Lunar New Year! We love our quirky company culture and having a team that gives back. Tom, our Operations Manager, sent out a company card to celebrate the Chinese New Year and left some sweet treats on every employee’s desk. Tom’s gifts were very meaningful and symbolic of the holiday. He included a red envelope, in the Chinese tradition of giving. Inside the envelope was $8 – which is a Chinese lucky number. Tom also included an orange (a symbol for prosperity), good luck candy, and chocolate gold coins to start the new year on a sweet note.
A little more about Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year, also called the “spring festival” or lunar new year, is China’s most important festival. Typically, Chinese businesses will shut down for a 7-day holiday. According to the Chinahighlights.com travel guide, the four main activities include;
- Enjoying reunion dinner with family.
- Sharing red envelopes and gifts.
There are many public celebrations and traditional performances (such as the commonly seen dragon dance). Symbolically, there are many things individuals can do to promote luck in the coming year, including eating lucky foods, sharing gifts and lighting firecrackers (to scare away any evil).
2019 is the year of the pig.
- The pig is the 12th and last cycle in the Chinese zodiac.
- The pig is a sign of wealth and good fortunes.
- Other years of the pig include; 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983,1995, 2007 and 2019.
- Lucky numbers for pigs are 2,5 and 8.
- Lucky colors for pigs are yellow, grey and brown.
What’s your Chinese Zodiac sign? Visit the link here to find out. Check out are our team’s results:
- Cathy – Dog
- Julianne – Snake
- Elyse – Dragon
- Jeremy & Gayle – Horses
- Tom – Goat
- Marisa – Ox
- Charlie – Rat
- Ken – Rabbit
How are you celebrating the Chinese New Year? Share with us on social @LTronCorp.
The L-Tron team would like to extend a happy new year to all of our customers, family & friends. We are wishing you health, wealth and good fortune in the coming year.
Gun Hay Fat Choy!
Gong Xi Fa Cai!
“Wishing you happiness and prosperity”
Questions? Interested in learning more about the Chinese New Year & our culture of giving?
Get in touch with the L-Tron team.