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

Customs:

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!

  新年快乐!

  2. Wish you a very happy new year.

  新年快乐!

  3. Wish all the best wishes for you.

  献上最美好的祝愿!

  4. Best wishes for the upcoming year.

  新年一切都好!

  5. New Year's greetings and best wishes.

  致新年贺忱与最美好的祝福!

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

  祝你在节日和新的一年中享有无限的快乐!

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

  给你特别的祝福,愿新年带给你无边的幸福、如意!

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

  致以热烈的祝贺和良好的祝福,新年快乐!

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

  愿我的家人和朋友们新年快乐!

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

  祝愿你新的一年心想事成!

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

  愿你的新年幸福满满!

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

  愿新年的快乐一年四季常在!

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

  值此佳节,谨对您的辛勤栽培表示感谢。

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

  衷心祝福来年快乐、幸运!

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

  愿新春美景与欢乐常伴随你!

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

  传统佳节之际,献上殷殷祝福,祝新年万事如意!

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

  祝福你及你所爱的人新的一年中万事如意!

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

  新年一年只有一次,但每次来临都带来喜悦。

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

  愿新年不仅是你欢笑的时刻,更是你欣喜的日子。祝福你!

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

  又该迎接新的一年了。愿你在新的一年里事业兴旺,幸福美满!

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

  新年来临,祝新年快乐,愿你时时刻刻幸福欢乐!

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

  在这欢乐的时节给你我最真的祝福和亲切的思念。愿你今年的新年比往年更璀璨。

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

  新年和永远,愿平安和爱填满你的心,美丽填满你的世界,满足和欢乐填满你的每一天。

  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.

  愿明亮喜庆的新年烛光温暖一年中的每个日日夜夜,祝你欢欢喜喜度新年!

  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.

  愿即将来临的新年带给你更多快乐.让温馨的祝愿、幸福的思念和友好的祝福,在新年来到你身边,伴你左右。



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