Lunar New Year Celebrations Affecting Trading Hours
Due to Lunar New Year 2023 celebrations, we would like to inform you that trading hours will be affected on Monday, 23 of January 2023.
Check the updated schedule and prepare your trading plan accordingly.
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Lunar New Year 2023 – Year of the Rabbit
Lunar New Year is one of the most important celebrations among East and Southeast Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean communities, among others.
China’s Lunar New Year is well known as the Spring Festival or Chūnjié in Mandarin, while Koreans refer to it as Seollal and Vietnamese call it Tết.
Lunar New Year’s celebration is usually celebrated for many days.
Tied to the lunar calendar, the holiday began as a time for feasting and to honour household and heavenly deities, as well as ancestors.
Each year in the Lunar calendar is represented by one of 12 zodiac animals included in the cycle of 12 signs along the apparent path of the sun through the cosmos.
The 12 zodiac animals are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. In addition to the animals, five elements of earth, water, fire, wood, and metal are also mapped onto the traditional lunar calendar. Each year is associated with an animal that corresponds to an element.
The year 2023 is the year of the rabbit. The year of the rabbit last came up in 2011.