Mark the beginning of the Chinese New Year on Sunday, 22 January 2023! It is not far ahead. What about impressing your friends, family, and business associates with some Lunar New Year greeting message?
Good preparation is always an asset, and the Chinese take this lesson to heart. Would you like to be a star of your family celebration with some clever greetings? Or are you good at impressing friends with good-humoured Lunar New Year greetings?
Whether you are a native Chinese speaker or a non-Chinese native from another race, fret not! We are here to help you supercharge your verbal or written greeting for this prosperous festival.
How Important is Lunar New Year Greeting?
Chinese culture is rich and comes with plenty of superstitions, agree? Raise your hands if you disagree, Chinese friends! Everyone who honours the dos and don’ts of customs and traditions believes that life will be smooth as satin and blissful throughout the year. That is the manifestation in mind and cruising in the heart of all Chinese folks.
Lunar New Year greetings are essential to establish positive human relationships and exhibiting respect among formal business associates, close family members, and friends!
Frequently Used Lunar New Year Greetings
These are the most recognisable magic greetings that work every time when you utter them to your Chinese friends during celebrations.
恭喜发财 – Gōngxǐ fācái May you be prosperous with good fortune
万事如意 - Wànshì rúyì May all go well with you / All the best
心想事成 - Xīnxiǎng shìchéng May your wishes & desires come true
马到成功 – Mǎdào chénggōng Instant Success / Immediate Victory
年年有余 - Nián nián yǒuyú Abundance & Surplus year after year
Lunar New Year Greeting for Success & Prosperity to Business, Clients and Work Mates
The Chinese culture values money and wealth as top priorities. These apply indefinitely to business and work careers. Financial- related phrases involving triumph, victory and good luck are exceptionally well-received by all.
财源广进 - cáiyuán guǎngjìn Financial resources overflowing
生意兴隆 - shēngyì xīnglóng May business flourishing and booming
大吉大利 - dàjí dàlì Massive luck & huge revenues
招财进宝 - zhāo cái jìn bǎo Good fortune comes from treasure
飞黄腾达 - fēihuáng téngdá Wishing you soar high in your career
事业有成 - shìyè yǒu chéng Great success in your career
升官发财 - shēngguān fācái Wish you a promotion with high raise
和气生财 - héqì shēngcái May harmony generates money
平步青云 - píngbù qīngyún May you have a spectacular promotion
财源滚滚-cáiyuán gǔn gǔn May your money wealth roll in
蒸蒸日上 - zhēngzhēng rìshàng May business thrive & flourish each day
Lunar New Year Well- Wishes Greeting to Family, Elderly Grans and Relatives
Here is the most popular rhyming phrase, where children from different age groups love to greet with a bright smile to the parents and family.
恭喜发财，红包拿来 gōngxǐ fācái, hóngbāo nálái
Wishing you prosperity & good fortune, hand me a red packet!
五福临门 wǔfú línmén
The top five blessings of longevity, health, wealth, virtue and natural death be with you
笑口常开 xiàokǒu chángkāi
Full of laughter and an abundance of smiles
万事如意, 合家平安 wànshì rúyì, héjiā píng’ān
All the best and safe family conditions
龙马精神 lóngmǎ jīngshén
Wishing you plenty of energy and high spirit
出入平安 chūrù píngān
Wishing you travel safely and peace wherever you go
永远享受健康、财富和美德的神圣恩惠！Yongyun xingshòu jiànkāng, cáifù hé měidé de shénshèng ēnhuì!
May you always enjoy the divine bounty of health, wealth, and virtue forever!
Thoughtful Lunar New Year Greetings to Friends, Partners or Acquaintances
An attentive and well-crafted type of greeting message is heartfelt. That shows you invested time and effort to show your friends, partners and those who matter to you. Here are some lengthier greeting messages that you can deliver to someone’s mobile inbox or on a greeting card.
Nóng nóng qíngyì, shēn shēn zhùfú, miánmián huáiniàn, qièqiè wènhòu. Yuàn nǐ xīnnián kuàilè.
I deeply regard our strong friendship with blessings and longing, wishing you a brilliant New Year.
送你一份快乐，让你忘记烦恼 Sòng nǐ yī fèn kuàilè, ràng nǐ wàngjì fánnǎo
Sending you a ton of happiness so you can let go of your troubles.
送你一束平安，插在你身上 Sòng nǐ yī shù píng'ān, chā zài nǐ shēnshang
Sending you a bundle of peace and may it stick to you
送一份开心，让你老当益壮 Sòng yī fèn kāixīn, ràng nǐ lǎodāng yìzhuàng
I am sending you a burst of happiness so that you will be strong and age gracefully.
好运绕，快乐跑，愿你天天展笑颜! Hǎo yùn rào, kuàilè pǎo, yuàn nǐ tiāntiān zhǎn xiàoyán!
May good luck always surrounds you and glow joyfully. Put on the smiley face daily!
Zhù nǐ kuàilè shì shénxiān, rúyì shèng luóhàn, kāixīn xiàng yù dì, xìngfú rú lóngwáng!
May you be as happy as a water angel, as a victory as an arhat, as merry as a Jade Emperor, and as blissful as a dragon king!
Gōngxǐ fācái! Yuàn nǐ de kǒudài zhuāng mǎn hóngbāo, dùzi zhuāng mǎn jiaozi
May you be prosperous with a pocket full of red packets and your belly filling with dumplings.
Lunar New Year Greetings message on Cards ...
Xīwàng nín jìnqíng xiǎngshòu xīnchūn jiājié, bìng qídài zài láinián yǔ nín yīqǐ chuàngzào xǔduō měihǎo de huíyì.
Hoping you enjoy the Chinese New Year’s festival to the fullest and looking forward to creating plenty of happy memories with you in the coming year.
Xīnnián lái dào qí huānxiào, dàrén shǒuzhōng biānpào xiǎng, hé jiā huān yuè xǐlínmén, fā tiáo duǎnxìn zhùfú nín, yuàn nín xīnnián hǎo xīnqíng!
Everyone is laughing when the New Year arrives, firecrackers are buzzing in the hands of the adults, the whole family is happy and cheery, and I am sending a text message wishing you a happy New Year!