Just a quick reminder that the Chinese New Year this year falls on February the 10th. If you're planning on ordering any items from China then be sure to get your orders in soon or risk long delays as everything shuts down for a few weeks and then there will be a big backlog to clear.
2013 is the year of the snake. As the Chinese use the Lunar calendar for their festivals the date of Chinese New Year changes from year to year. The date corresponds to the new moon (black moon) in either late January or February. Traditionally celebrations last for fifteen days, ending on the date of the full moon. In China the public holiday lasts for three days and this is the biggest celebration of the year.