As Canada is a multi-cultural nation, many of you are probably aware of the two big celebrations going on.

For much of the Asian world, Saturday Jan 25 began the Lunar New Year or as some would call it, Chinese New Year. This year is the “Year of the Rat”. It is a time of family and feasting, a fifteen day long celebration. The Chinese diaspora tries to travel to return home, but sometimes that is not possible.

In India, Jan 26 is Republic Day, a national holiday. It honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950, turning the nation into a newly formed republic.

Therefore expect to see a boost in telephone traffic to India, China and other Asian nations on your networks from this weekend until around Feb 10.

Take precautions as well to guard your networks for fraud, as the hackers of the world like to operate when they think network supervision may be low such as during holidays.

Kung Hei Fat Choy !