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Commencement of Business 开工吉日

The Chinese pick an auspicious date and time after the Chinese New Year celebration to commence business or work. This is known as "Kai Gong Da Ji" - 开工大吉 as it is believed beginning on an auspicious day and time will bring prosperity and smooth progress and good fortune for the year ahead.

On the 1st day of work, bring along with you some candies, fruits and/or food that are sweet (avoid spicy or sour), cakes or cookies to share with colleagues to symbolize harmony and joyous relationship for the year.

Many bosses would distribute red packet (containing some money), also known as ang bao, to staffs on the first day of commencement of business as a gratitude and encourage better performance in the New Year.

Lighting up the office especially the signage area, laughter and gathering of staffs in the office will boost the "yang" energy which will lead to better work performance and good relationship. 

The auspicious dates and time range for commencement of business for the Year of Rat 2020 are as follows: 

Date Time Range

Avoid use of Date for Zodiac

28th January

7am to 9am or

11am to 1pm

30th January

7am to 9am or

5pm to 7pm

31st January

7am to 9am or

3pm to 5pm

2nd February

7am to 9am or

3pm to 5pm

5th February

7am to 11am or

1pm to 3pm


Observe the auspicious time range of the day you choose to commence operation. Avoid using the date if your horoscope sign is stated in the last column. Open the door and enter office, follow by turning on lights and equipment within the time range given is critical.

Have a business transaction on the 1st day of operation is a good omen.

Wishing you prosperity and a smooth sailing year ahead! 生意兴隆! 大展宏图!