The Chinese New Year celebrated for 15 long days is also known as the Spring Festival and from the New Year’s Eve till the Lantern Festival is marked with legends, folk lore and symbolic traditionalism.

It is that time of the year when the close as well as extended family spread across get together and partake active enjoyment, offer prayers and greet everyone with the best possible wishes, blessing them with prosperity, longevity and power to ward off evil.

During numerous festivals and rituals during this period there are a number of phrases which are used. These phrases may not always greetings, rather can be termed as wishes or blessings. For example; Gung Hei Fat Choi is recited mostly while handing over the red envelope, meaning Congratulations on your prosperity.

Thus now let us have a look at those that can be construed as New Year greetings and not wishes or blessings.

    • Gōnghè xīnnián is the most popular and most simple greeting meaning a happy New Year to you!


    • Shēngyì xīnglóng would broadly mean may your business flourish in the New Year!


    • Wànshì rúyì or may everything goes well!


    • Xīn xiǎng shì chéng is a lovely wish meaning, may all your wishes come true!

    • Zhāo cái jìn bǎo is a greeting for prosperous year ahead, meaning may treasure fill the house!


    • Gěi nǐ tèbié de zhùfú, yuàn xīnnián dài gěi nǐ wúbiān de xìngfú, rúyì. Is a a cheerful greeting meaning may the cheery New Year hold lot of greetings for you!


    • Gōnghèxīnxǐ, wànshìrúyì is almost a seasonal greeting and translates as best wishes for the holidays and May happiness prevail throughout the year!


    • Yuàn nǐ suǒyǒu de xīnnián xiǎng dōu chéng zhēn means hope that may all your dreams for the New Year come true!


    • Zhù cáiyùn hēngtōng is a greeting for wishing for good health and longevity!


    • Yuàn xīnchūn měijǐng yǔ huānlè cháng bànsuí nǐ is a lovely greeting translating as may the joy and beauty encountered at the New Year be felt throughout the year!


    • Yuàn xīnnián de zhúguāng dài gěi nǐ xiánghé yǔ xǐyuè, zhù nǐ xīnnián chōngmǎn ài. Is again a beautiful greeting meaning may the beautiful glow of the candles in New Year fill your heart with pleasure and peace, and make the year bright and may love fill the New Year!


    • Xīn nián kuài lè would simply mean Happy New Year!


    • Suì suì píng’ān translates as May peace prevail all around!


    • Mǎdàochénggōng means wishing you every possible success!


    • Zhùhè jiājié succinctly sums up the mood meaning best compliments of the season!


    • Yuàn xīnnián wèi nǐ dàilái kuàilè, yǒu’ài hé níngjìng would translate as may the coming New Year bring you love, joy and peace!


    • Yuàn nǚ’ér de xīnnián zhùfú dài gěi nǐ kuàilè is a greeting especially from the daughters for the beloved parents, meaning a New Year greeting which will cheer you from your daughters!


    • Gōnghèxīnxǐ, zhù shēntǐ jiànkāng, shìyè fādá translates as please let me allow to greet and congratulate you on the onset of the New Year and allow me to extend best wishes for prosperity and your good health!


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