As Chinese New Year approaches more and more businesses are preparing to open their doors for the occasion with themed nights and events for customers to attend in fancy dress costumes.
Chinese New Year is on the 10th of February this year, and is fast approaching. The event sees the beginning of the new Chinese calendar more than a month after the traditional New Year celebrated around the world. The reason the occasion occurs after traditional New Year is that the Chinese calendar operates on a lunisolar basis, telling the date and the phase of the moon, and also marks the beginning of the New Lunar Year, which is important for farmers around the world.
The occasion has been growing in the UK for many years, with more people celebrating it and more cities putting on events and activities for it such as lion or dragon dances and kung fu demonstrations. As celebrations have grown, more businesses have seen Chinese New Year as an occasion they should be involved in, and are holding themed nights and parties for people to attend, making the businesses money in the process.
Fancy Dress Outfitters has this year experienced an increased number of sales in the lead up to Chinese New Year. A Customer Advisor Representative for the company commented, "This year we've had more enquiries than ever relating to Chinese New Year, and the sales team have seen record sales for the time of year. Usually at this point in the year people are waiting for Valentine's Day, the next big fancy dress event, however it seems that there are more people making the effort to dress up and go out for Chinese New Year as well now."
As more businesses begin to recognise Chinese New Year as an event that has a large following in the UK, the nightlife for the occasion will grow, offering people more to do and other ways to celebrate it with their friends and family, bringing another great event to the UK's event calendar.
Fancy Dress Outfitters is an online retailer of fancy dress costumes. They have a wide range of outfits for customers to purchase online, covering a selection of themes and occasions such as Valentine's Day and St Patrick's Day.