Did you know that the new Chinese year will begin on February 10th?  This is by far the most important Chinese holiday, which is celebrated globally early in February.

Why should you care? Well, if you’re thinking about an MBA, you’re thinking about becoming a leader, a manager, and that requires a certain level of global exposure and understanding of other cultures. So go ahead, read a little bit about how Chinese people all over the world celebrate the new year, from giving red envelopes (hóng bāo)  to reunion dinners and wearing red.

If your career goals involve working in Asia post-MBA, or leveraging the growth in BRIC and beyond, take five minutes to learn more about China.  Take a look at this interesting article about the 2013 consumption trends for China, or check out the list of China’s hottest tech companies.

Manchester preparing for Chinese New Year.
Decoration for the New Chinese Year, London, by Snipsnapper