Chinese New Year 2021: when is the lunar new year, what does the year of the ox mean – and Chinese traditions

Chinese New Year is a major celebration across Asia and in Chinese communities in other parts of the world

Unlike the traditional Georgian calendar, the Chinese New Year is based on the lunar calendar and falls on December 12th February of this year

You may be wondering how to get involved and wish your friends, family and neighbors a Happy New Year in Chinese as China has multiple slang languages ​​and a local dialect

Here are the different ways to say and write “Happy New Year” in Chinese, as well as other informal greetings to wish people good luck and prosperity

The Chinese language is not written like the English language, and the two most popular ways of pronouncing words in Chinese are Mandarin and Cantonese

Happy New Year is written as 新年 快乐 / 新年 快樂 and translated as “Xīnnián kuàile”, which literally means “Happy New Year”

The pronunciation of Xīnnián kuàilè in Mandarin is “Shin-nyen kwhy-ler” and in Catonian “Sen-nin feye-lor”

Another version could be wishing people a “Happy Lunar New Year” This is written in Chinese as 过年 好 / 過年 好 and means “Guò nián hǎo”

These are the closest translations of Happy New Year, but they are also formal and traditionally used for strangers

The most common way to wish your close friends and loved ones a Happy New Year is: “Xīnnián hǎo”, written 新年 好

Another friendly approach would be to wish your friends and loved ones “New Years Good” This is translated into “Xīnnián hǎo” and written in 新年 好 / 新年 好

The easiest way to reply to this is to repeat a Happy New Year However, you can also add a positive endorsement

A common and friendly answer to the desire for happiness and prosperity is “Gōngxǐ fācái”, written as 恭喜 发财 and pronounced “Gon-See-Fahh-Kai”

You could also say: happiness according to your wishes, which translates as “jíxiáng rúyì” or 吉祥如意 and is pronounced as “Chee-Cham-Roh-ee”

Another positive and informal answer is “happiness will smile at you” or “lucky star high” This means “Jíxīng gāozhào” or “吉星高照” and is pronounced “Chee-Chting-Gow-Haw”

A similar answer is: “May all your wishes come true” This means “Xīnxiǎng shì chéng” or “or” To pronounce this, say “Shin-Shang-Shee-Chung”

Millions of people around the world celebrate Chinese New Year in their communities and families

Before the celebrations begin, people clean their homes thoroughly, as on the day itself it is lucky to sweep or clean in case you sweep the happiness out of your house for the coming year

The celebrations are also known as the Spring Festival in Chinese culture, and businesses and schools close for Christmas, much like in the UK

People come together to celebrate with food and parties – noodle soup is a tradition as the noodles are said to bring good luck

There are also typically parades and performances, including beautifully decorated dragons, people in traditional costumes, and fireworks

Happy New Year in Chinese

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