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Thoughtful Lunar New Year Wishes to Send Your Friends and Family This Year

In 2024, February 10 isn't just another Saturday — it's the beginning of the Lunar New Year. If you're not familiar, Lunar New Year (which is also commonly known as Chunjie, or the spring festival) is a 15-day spectacular, packed with food and fun. Think: dumplings that bring luck, red envelopes (a lucky New Years color) that are filled with money, flashy parades with incredible dancers, bright decorations such as red hanging lanterns, and many other joyous traditions.

Even if you don't celebrate yourself, it's always nice to know a few Chinese New Year wishes and Lunar New Year greetings that you can share with others who do celebrate and observe the spring festival.

Here in the U.S., you may know Lunar New Year more commonly as Chinese New Year, but the Lunar New Year tradition is also celebrated in Asian countries such as South Korea, Vietnam, and Singapore.

The holiday is centered around experiencing good things in the new year, such as joy and success. To wish someone a happy and prosperous new year in Mandarin Chinese, you’d say, "Gong Xi Fa Cai," which is a traditional Chinese New Year greeting that means, "Wishing you prosperity and wealth."

Go ahead and share these Chinese New Year greetings anytime between February 10 (the first day of the Chinese New Year) through February 24 (the first full moon of the new year and end of celebrations).

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Happy Lunar New Year Wishes

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  1. Let the Lunar New Year inspire you to embrace a fresh start.

  2. May your Year of the Dragon be filled with confidence and courage.

  3. Wishing you happiness and prosperity.

  4. Happy New Year, and may all go well with you.

  5. Have a happy Lunar New Year!

  6. Sending you happiness for the new year.

  7. Hope your new year is as wonderful as you are.

  8. May the magic of the Lunar New Year be with you always.

  9. Here's to hoping your new year is full of everything that brings you joy.

  10. May your new year be full of beauty and bounty.

  11. Let love be your guide in the Lunar New Year and always.

  12. May you embrace the clean slate of the new year.

  13. I hope the joy of new year celebrations will remain with you all year long.

  14. Sending wishes for a fun, festive, and fruitful new year.

  15. May your Lunar New Year be full of laughter and good luck.

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Chinese New Year Greetings

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  1. Happy Chinese New Year! May luck always be at your door and shower you in blessings.

  2. Good luck, again and again.

  3. Happy Chinese New Year! Wishing you surplus and abundance year after year.

  4. Wherever you go, may prosperity and good fortune always be with you. I’m wishing you a prosperous Dragon year!

  5. Happy Chinese New Year! May all your wishes come true.

  6. May you have an abundant year.

  7. Happy New Year! Wishing you the best of everything.

  8. Wishing you a Chinese New Year filled with joy and celebration.

  9. May there be more jokes to put a smile on your face and more joys to keep you happy in the new year. Warm wishes for a joyful Chinese New Year.

  10. As the sun rises on a brand new year, may it bring you good luck, prosperity, joy, and contentment. Happy Chinese New Year!

  11. Warm wishes this Chinese New Year. May this year be full of celebrations and success for you and your loved ones.

  12. May you remain inspired and hopeful throughout this Dragon year.

  13. Wishing a very Happy Chinese New Year to you. On this special occasion, I wish you a year full of success, happiness, and smiles.

  14. May this upcoming new year bring along good health and great fortune for you.

  15. Happy Chinese New Year to you and your loved ones. May this year be the brightest and happiest time of your life.

  16. May you always enjoy the heavenly favors of health, wealth, and virtue. Happy Chinese New Year!

Traditional Chinese New Year Wishes

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  1. May wealth flow in.

  2. May this year bring you happiness in the next.

  3. Wishing you prosperity and good fortune.

  4. May joy and health always be with you.

  5. Xin Nian Kuai Le!

  6. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

  7. Niánnián Yǒuyú!

  8. Dà Jí Dà Lì!

  9. Happy Spring Festival!

  10. May you have a new year filled with luck.

  11. When spring comes, blessings will follow.

  12. May both wealth and luck follow you.

  13. Wishing you longevity and health.

  14. May the new year bring better things ahead.

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Heartfelt Lunar New Year Greetings

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  1. This new year, realize the fact that Lady Luck blesses only those who are cheerful and optimistic. Happy New Year!

  2. May a river of gold flow into your pockets, and everlasting peace and safety year after year.

  3. May your heart's wishes come true.

  4. Wishing you an abundance of good fortune and a year filled with serenity.

  5. Happy Lunar New Year. May this year bring you blessings, growth, peace, and a winning lottery ticket!

  6. May your days be as glittery as a diamond, may your friends be as good as gold, may your heart stay as green as an emerald, and may your soul remain as pure as a pearl.

  7. Happy New Year! Always welcome the new morning with a new spirit, a smile on your face, love in your heart, and good thoughts in your mind.

  8. May prosperity and peace never abandon your home and hearth this new year.

  9. Here's to wishing you a new year that is abundant, not only in wealth but wonderful memories too.

  10. May the new year bring in joys that never fade, hopes that never die, and strength that never weakens. Wishing you a very happy Lunar New Year.

  11. May the new year bless you with goodness to abandon all vices, and embrace all that are virtuous.

  12. This new year, do not get impatient if things seem to be going slow for you; remember, as long as things are moving, you are lucky.

  13. May each moment of the new year steer you towards a new and better direction of life that is good for all.

Chinese New Year Wishes for Friends and Family

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  1. Thinking of you and your family, and wishing you all a year that outshines the rest.

  2. I hope reuniting with loved ones this Chinese New Year brings you happiness and fulfillment.

  3. Happy New Year! You make our family so proud, and we wish you nothing but continued success and happiness.

  4. May all go well with you in the prosperous new year.

  5. The lucky star shines bright on you this Lunar New Year.

  6. Wishing you joy and fun for the whole family.

  7. Hope you stay safe and sound all year 'round.

  8. May the new year bring you new possibilities, new horizons, and new joys.

  9. I hope a happy and prosperous year lies ahead of you.

  10. Wishing you lots of luck and happiness in the year ahead.

  11. I hope this new year brings you peace and prosperity.

  12. For you and your family, I hope this year is filed with health, wealth, and endless joy.

  13. May the new year bring peace, joy, and comfort to you and your family.

  14. Sending you wishes of prosperity, love, and joy for the new year.

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Lunar New Year Greetings for Colleagues

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  1. Sending wishes of health, wealth, and wisdom in the Lunar New Year.

  2. May this new moon be the start of an abundant year.

  3. Here's to hoping your year is full of red envelopes and wealth.

  4. May your work go smoothly this Dragon Year and beyond.

  5. May your business flourish.

  6. Wishing you a year of abundance and prosperity.

  7. May this year bring you good fortune and great wealth.

  8. I hope this new year brings you much happiness and success in your career.

  9. May you experience lots of joy and growth in the new year.

  10. Here's to hoping you achieve great success in everything you do, this year and always.

  11. I wish you a bright and joyous Lunar New Year.

  12. May good fortune shine upon you in the new year.

  13. Let the new year bring new experiences, new smiles, and new successes.

  14. Sending you hope for a peaceful and prosperous year ahead.

Short Chinese New Year Messages

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  1. Light your lamps with fresh intentions.

  2. May your Year of the Dragon be full of peace.

  3. Wishing you wealth.

  4. Sending you peace and safety.

  5. Sending you good luck and great profit.

  6. Wishing you a bright future.

  7. May you live a long and happy life.

  8. I wish you a year of bounty.

  9. Hoping the new year brings you good tidings.

  10. May this year be filled with luck and prosperity.

  11. Happy new moon, my friend.

  12. I wish you love and happiness, now and always.

  13. May the five blessings come to you.

  14. A happy and prosperous Chinese New Year to you.

  15. May this spring bring color into your life.

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