Greeting Season:

春节 The Spring Festival

农历 lunar calendar

正月 lunar January; the first month by lunar calendar

除夕 New Year's Eve; eve of lunar New Year

初一 the beginning of New Year

元宵节 The Lantern Festival


过年 Guo-nian; have the Spring Festival

对联 poetic couplet: two successive rhyming lines in poetry

春联 Spring Festival couplets

剪纸 paper-cuts

年画 New Year paintings

买年货 special purchases for the Spring Festival ; do Spring Festival shopping

敬酒 propose a toast

灯笼 lantern: a portable light

烟花 fireworks

爆竹 firecrackers (People scare off evil spirits and ghosts with the loud pop.)

红包 red packets (cash wrapped up in red paper, symbolize fortune and wealth in the coming year.)

舞狮 lion dance (The lion is believed to be able to dispel evil and bring good luck.)

舞龙 dragon dance (to expect good weather and good harvests)

戏曲 traditional opera

杂耍 variety show; vaudeville

灯谜 riddles written on lanterns

灯会 exhibit of lanterns

守岁 staying-up

拜年 pay New Year's call; give New Year's greetings; New Year's visit


金玉满堂 Treasures Fill The Home
生意兴隆 Business Flourishes
岁岁平安 Peace All Year Round
恭喜发财 Wishing You Prosperity
和气生财 Harmony Brings Wealth
心想事成 May All Your Wishes Come True
吉祥如意 Everything Goes Well
国泰平安 The Country Flourishes And People Live In Peace
一帆风顺 Wishing You Every Success
步步高升 Promoting To A Higher Position
出入平安 Safe Trip Wherever You Go
祝你新的一年快乐幸福 Wish you happiness and prosperity in the coming year!
事业成功,家庭美满 Wish you success in your career and happiness of your family!


    1. Happy new year!


  2. Wish you a very happy new year.


  3. Wish all the best wishes for you.


  4. Best wishes for the upcoming year.


  5. New Year's greetings and best wishes.


  6. Wish you special joy at the holiday and all year.


  7. A cheery New Year hold lots of happiness for you.


  8. Warm greetings and best wishes for the New Year.


  9. Season's Greetings to my dearest friends and families.


  10. May all your New Year's resolutions/wishes come true.


  11. May happiness remain with you throughout the new year.


  12. May the joy of New Year be with you throughout the year.


  13. Thank you for your hard work and patience on this holiday season.


  14. Warm greetings and best wishes for happiness and good luck in the coming year.


  15. May the beauty and joy of New Year remain with you throughout the new year.


  16. Warm hearted wishes for a happy New Year filled with all your favorite things.


  17. May its blessings lead into a wonderful year for you and all whom you hold dear.


  18. New Year comes but once a year. But when it comes it brings good cheer.


  19. May the New Year be a time of laughter and real enjoyment for you. Best wishes.


  20. It is time again to bring in the New Year. We wish you happiness and prosperity in the year ahead.


  21. New Year time is here. I hope you have a wonderful New Year. May every day hold happy hours for you.


  22. In the season of joy I present my sincere wishes and kind thoughts. May the kind of New Year outshine all the rest.


  23. At New Year and always, may peace and love fill your heart, beauty fill your world, and contentment and joy fill your days.


  24. May the bright and festive glow of New Year candle warm the days all the year through. Hoping you will have a wonderful time enjoying New Year that is happy in every way.


  25. Much joy to you in the up coming year. May the warmest wishes, happy thoughts and friendly greetings come at New Year and stay with you all the year through.


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