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5 fun ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year with your employees

5 fun ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year with your employees


Here is a range of ideas - big and small - on how you can bring in the festivity with your teams.

The buzz among your employees, the smell of delicious treats, the splashes of red everywhere; Lunar New Year is definitely approaching, and we're so ready for it! As everyone prepares to usher in the new year, you may be wondering how you can do so at the workplace. Here is a range of ideas - big and small - that you can use to usher in the festivity.

Lo hei

Starting off with an iconic Lunar New Year tradition - the prosperous Yusheng toss! This has become a memorable highlight every new year, and will help you foster a sense of unity and camaraderie within your team. Order in the signature spread and allocate some time for the toss. 

Decorate the office 

Nothing sets the mood more than seeing your work space all decorated. Let your employees express their creativity by working together to brighten up the workplace with some red and gold. You can also add a little more spice by encouraging employees to wear red for a team photo. 

Red packets

Here's one thing your employees are guaranteed to love and appreciate; in the spirit of prosperity, hand out some red packets for all your employees. Also serves as a nice appreciative gesture for all their hard work.

Team bonding activities: Zodiac edition

Just like how the 12 Zodiacs came to be with a race, start off the year with some friendly competition based on your employees' Zodiacs. A fun trivia night in these teams will definitely keep your employees engaged and excited. A perfect idea for all your staff, whether remote or in-person.

Lion dance

Get your heart pumping with the iconic lion dance. Arranging for a lion dance spectacle is a special visual feast that can help fill your workforce with a profound sense of cultural richness to your office, as well as usher in blessings for everyone to have a wonderful year ahead!

ALSO READ Unleash your inner Dragon: Your Chinese Zodiac predictions for 2024

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