Solvang welcomes many Chinese visitors year-round yet this time of year is special! Did you know that similar to our Christmas /Julefest holidays, Chinese New Year is celebrated by 20% of the world’s population and an estimated 200 million Mainland Chinese travel long distances during this holiday—many of them here to California and Solvang. Chinese New Year (The Year of the Rooster) is Saturday, January 28, 2017 with festivities beginning on Chinese New Year’s Eve and running run through Thursday, February 2, 2017. For the first time this year, you may see Welcome signs (pictured at right) in Mandarin Chinese in Solvang shops as well as restaurant menus translated into Chinese—all part of the Solvang Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce’s new “China Ready” outreach to share our Danish-American hospitality to our fastest growing group of visitors. For more details, visit http://www.solvangusa.com/group-tours/china-ready .
Xīnnián hǎo (Happy New Year in Mandarin)!