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Chinese New Year 2021

Chinese New Year greeting in Mandarin

A popular one is Xīnnián hǎo (新年好), which directly translates as ‘New Year Goodness’.

Chinese New Year Activities

Chinese people celebrate the new year on the second new moon following the Winter Solstice and it ends on the subsequent full moon. They have many traditions to follow during the Spring Festival. (Yes, even in the dead of winter, they still call it Spring Festival). Probably the most important tradition is eating. There are many different foods that are eaten during Spring Festival. Spring festival ends on the full moon, and they call it Lantern Festival.

This year Spring Festival falls on Saturday February 12th. Due to COVID the only event happening in the Portland area will be at the Lan Su Garden

Here are some common greetings you might hear during Spring Festival

Audio Chinese Pinyin English
恭喜发财!Gōng xǐ fā cái! Hope you get rich!
新年快乐!Xīn nián kuài lè! Happy New Year!
春节快乐!Chūn jié kuài lè! Happy Spring Festival!
年年有鱼!Nián nián yǒu yú! May we have fish every year!
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