130 Most Popular Greetings for Chinese New Year

February 5th, 2019 will be Chinese New Year. It is the biggest festival of the year. Learn how you can meet and greet with these popular Chinese New Year greetings, wishes, and blessings.

Chinese New Year

For Chinese New Year, traditionally we clean the house, prepare Chinese New Year food and treats, put up decorations, and go visit our family and friends. One of the most essential parts of Chinese New Year is bringing luck and blessings to the others’ home. To do so, when we go visit people, we greet each other with new year blessings and wish their new year will go well.

Below you can find 130 Chinese New Year Blessings in both Traditional and Simplified Chinese characters and with the Mandarin romanization so you can spread blessings this year too! 

What is Chinese New Year?

Chinese New Year is also called Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, it is a Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year according to the traditional Chinese calendar.

When is Chinese New Year?

Chinese New Year is based off the lunar calendar and starts on the new moon that appears between January 21st and February 20th.

The celebration begins on the New Year’s Eve and lasts for about 15 days.

It would be nice to have all that time off, but today most people get around 3-7 days off for the holiday. 

Since the lunar calendar and solar calendar are different lengths every few years an extra month is added into the lunar calendar, and it is also why Chinese New Years falls on a different day each year.

Why and how Chinese New Year Greetings, blessings and Wishes are used?

There are some myths, stories, and customs associated with Chinese New Year. By honoring the traditions and customs, we believe all the aspect of our lives will be smooth and blessed in the coming new year.

Chinese culture has many superstitions, and they believe we should greet each other with nice and lucky phrases during the New Year. Family members, friends, neighbors, and even strangers will greet each other with nice/lucky Chinese New Year greetings, wishing them good luck in the year to come.

In order to get red envelopes/packets, children are taught to bow to their parents, relatives, and elderly, and recite many different new year greetings. 

The most common greeting is 新年快樂, this phrase directly translates to “Happy new Year”. Another common greeting is 恭喜發財”, it means “Wishing you prosperity and wealth.”

Here is a list of 130 most popular Greetings, Wishes, and Blessings for Chinese New Year sorted into different categories. I hope you get to use some of them during this coming Chinese New Year.

Chinese New Year Greetings, Wishes, Blessings

恭賀新禧 恭贺新禧 gōng hè xīn xǐ Congrats for
a new year
新年快樂 新年快乐 xīn nián kuài lè Happy New Year
新年進步 新年进步 xīn nián jìn bù May the New
Year bring much
better things
春節快樂 春节快乐 chūn jié kuài lè Happy Spring
Festival
迎春接福 迎春接福 yíng chūn jiē fú Welcome the spring
with blessings
春回大地 春回大地 chūn húi dà dì Spring return
to the earth
新春如意 新春如意 xīn chūn rú yì Everything goes
fine in the new
spring
新春愉快 新春愉快 xīn chūn yú kuài May your new year
be happy
新春吉祥新春吉祥xīn chūn jí xiángMay you have a
new year filled
with luck
春來福到 春来福到chūn lái fú dàoWhen spring comes,
blessings will follow
新年行大運 新年行大运xīn nián xíng dà yùn New year brings luck
一元復始一元复始yī yuán fù shǐ Happy New Year

Health
Chinese New Year
Greetings, Wishes, Blessings

身體健康
身体健康 shēn tǐ jiàn kāngWish you good
health
龍馬精神龙马精神lóng mǎ jīng shén
Wish you the
energy of dragons
and horses
身壯力健 身壮力健 shēn zhuàng lì jiàn Wish you good
health
福壽安康 福寿安康fú shòu ān kāngWish you longevity
and health
壽比南山 寿比南山shòu bǐ nán shānMay you live a
long and happy
life
健康快樂健康快乐 jiàn kāng kuài lè Healthy and happy
龍精虎猛龙精虎猛lóng jīng hǔ měngWish you are as
healthy as dragons
and tigers
虎虎生威 虎虎生威 hǔ hǔ shēng wēi Wish you are as
healthy as tigers
虎步龍行虎步龙行hǔ bù lóng xíngWish you are as
healthy as tigers
and walks like
dragons
福壽雙全福寿双全fú shòu shuāng quánMay you have
both blessing and
long life

Wealth
Chinese New Year
Greetings, Wishes, Blessings

恭喜發財恭喜发财gōng xǐ fā cái Wish you wealth
and prosperity
財源廣進财源广进cái yuán guǎng jìnMay wealth flow in
招財進寶招财进宝zhāo cái jìn bǎo Treasures fill the
home
年年有餘年年有馀nián nián yǒu yú May you have
abundance
every year
財運亨通财运亨通cái yùn hēng tōng May both wealth
and luck follow you
財源滾滾 財源滾滾cái yuán gǔn gǔnMay wealth come
pouring in
一路發財 一路发财 yī lù fā cái May your wealth keep
coming throughout
the year
大發利是大发利是dà fā lì shìWish you wealth
and prosperity
日日見財 日日见财rì rì jiàn cái Money comes to
you everyday
花開富貴花开富贵huā kāi fù gùiWhen flowers open
and you will be wealthy
富貴有餘 富贵有馀fù gùi yǒu yú May you have
abundance
發財好市发财好市fā cái hǎo shìWish you wealth
and prosperity
豬籠入水 猪笼入水zhū long rù shǔiWishing you wealth
(Water filling the
pig pen)
橫財就手 横财就手héng cái jìu shǒu Money is easier to
come
盤滿砵滿盘满砵满pán mǎn bō mǎnMay your plates and
bowls are full of
money

Beauty
Chinese New Year
Greetings, Wishes, Blessings

青春常駐青春常驻qīng chūn cháng zhù Stay young and
beautiful
愈來愈靚愈来愈靓yù lái yù liàng Get prettier and
prettier
青春永駐青春永驻qīng chūn yǒng zhùForever young and
beautiful

Work
Chinese New Year
Greetings, Wishes, Blessings

生意興隆生意兴隆shēng yì xīng lóngMay your business
flourish
升官發財升官发财shēng guān fā cái May you get promoted
and receive a raise
一本萬利 一本万利 yī běn wàn lì Hope you put in a
small investment
and reap a huge profit
工作顺利 工作顺利gōng zùo shùn lìMay your work
go smooth
大展鴻圖 大展鸿图dà zhǎn hóng tú Wishing you success
at work
平步青云平步青云píng bù qīng yúnMay your work go
smooth and stable
步步高升 步步高升bù bù gāo shengMay every step take
you higher
客似雲來 客似云来kè sì yún láiMay the customers
keep coming
飛黃騰達飞黄腾达 fēi huáng téng dá May you get promoted
and receive a raise
貨如輪轉货如轮转)hùo rú lún zhuànFast turnover of
your inventory

Smooth in Life
Chinese New Year
Greetings, Wishes, Blessings

萬事如意 万事如意wàn shì rú yì May everything
go well with you
必定如意 必定如意bì dìng rú yì May everything
go well with you
五福臨門 五福临门 wǔ fú lín mén May the five blessings
come to you
(Longevity, wealth,
health, virtue, and
a natural death.)
一帆風顺一帆风順yī fān fēng shùnMay everything
go smoothly
夢想成真梦想成真mèng xiǎng chéng zhēnMay your dreams
come true
事事順利 事事順利shì shì shùn lì May everything
go smoothly
風調雨順 风调雨顺 fēng diào tiáo yǔ shùn May everything
go smoothly
心想事成心想事成xīn xiǎng shì chéng May all your wishes
come true

Success in Life
Chinese New Year
Greetings, Wishes, Blessings

馬到成功 马到成功mǎ dào chéng gōngMay you have
success
蒸蒸日上蒸蒸日上zhēng zhēng rì shàngWishing you more
prosperity
國泰民安国泰民安gúo tài mín ān Peace and harmony
among your country
and people
十全十美 十全十美shí quán shí měiMay everything
be perfect
旗開得勝 旗开得胜qí kāi dé shèngMay you have success
逢賭必勝 逢赌必胜 féng dǔ bì shèngMay you win in
every gambling games
( Don’t gamble though,
it’s a waste of money)

Peace in Life
Chinese New Year
Greetings, Wishes, Blessings

竹報平安竹报平安zhú bào píng ānMay you have peace
and safety
四季平安四季平安sì jì píng ān Wish you four
seasons of peace
歲歲平安岁岁平安sùi sùi píng ān May you have peace
at every age
百無禁忌百无禁忌bǎi wú jìn jìNothing bad will
affect you

Fortune & Luck
Chinese New Year
Greetings, Wishes, Blessings

如意吉祥 如意吉祥rú yì jí xiáng May everything go
smooth and you
have good luck
大吉大利大吉大利 dà jí dà lì May you have great
luck and great profit
吉星高照吉星高照jí xīng gāo zhàoMay you come into
good fortune!
萬事大吉 万事大吉wàn shì dà jí Everything will
be lucky and go smoothly
來年好運来年好运 lái nián hǎo yùn May you have good
luck in the new year
開春大吉 开春大吉 kāi chūn dà jí May the new year
bring luck to you
福到眼前福到眼前fú dào yǎn qiánMay all the blessings
come before you
開市大吉开市大吉kāi shì dà jí Buy Stocks and
get lucky
七星報喜 七星报喜qī xīng bào xǐ All seven Stars come
and bring you good news
運轉乾坤运转乾坤yùn zhuàn qián kūnMay you change
things from bad to
good

Love
Chinese New Year
Greetings, Wishes, Blessings

天賜良緣 天赐良缘 tiān cì liáng yuánMay heaven gift you
a good relationship
情場得意 情场得意qíng chǎng dé yì May you be happy
in your relationship
處處逢緣 处处逢缘 chǔ chǔ féng yuán May you meet new
friends where ever
you go
雙雙對對 双双对对shuāng shuāng dùi dùiAlways have love
in your relationship
長長久久长长久久cháng cháng jǐu jǐuMay your relationship
last forever
春風得意春风得意chūn fēng dé yìMay you have a
good relationship
春風滿面 春风满面chūn fēng mǎn miàn May you be happy
in your relationship
蜜運成功 蜜运成功mì yùn chéng gōng May you be successful
in your relationship
紅鸞星動 红鸾星动hóng luán xīng dòng May you get married
百年好合 百年好合bǎi nián hǎo héMay your relationship
last forever
佳偶天成 佳偶天成jiā ǒu tiān chéng May you both have
a great relationship
雙喜臨門 双喜临门shuāng xǐ lín mén May two blessings
come to your door

Education / Career
Chinese New Year
Greetings, Wishes, Blessings

前程似錦 前程似锦qián chéng sì jǐn May you have a
bright future
學業進步学业进步 xué yè jìn bù May your studies
improve
學業有成 学业有成xué yè yǒu chéngHave achievements
in your studies
金榜題名 金榜题名 jīn bǎng tí míng May you have success
in your exams
鵬程萬裡 鹏程万里péng chéng wàn lǐMay you have a
bright future
鴻圖大展鸿图大展hóng tú dà zhǎnHave opportunities
to shine
學業猛進 学业猛进xué yè měng jìn May your studies
improve rapidly

To Kids
Chinese New Year
Greetings, Wishes, Blessings

冰雪聰明 冰雪聪明bīng xuě cōng míng As smart as ice
and snow
快高長大快高长大kuài gāo zhǎng dàGrow tall and big
聰明伶俐聪明伶俐cōng míng líng lì Clever
聽教聽話 听教听话tīng jiào tīng huàListen and be
obedient
精靈活潑 精灵活泼 jīng líng húo pō Smart and healthy
健康成長健康成长jiàn kāng chéng zhǎngBe healthy

Home / Property
Chinese New Year
Greetings, Wishes, Blessings

金玉滿堂 金玉满堂jīn yù mǎn táng May your gold and
jade fill the halls
出入平安出入平安chū rù píng ānMay you have safety
when you enter and exit
家肥屋潤家肥屋润jiā féi wū rùnMay your home
grow rich and happy
平平安安平平安安píng píng ān ānPeace
金銀滿屋 金银满屋jīn yín mǎn wū May all the gold and
sliver enter your home
家宅安寧家宅安宁jiā zhái ān níng May your home be
quiet and peaceful

Family
Chinese New Year
Greetings, Wishes, Blessings

和气生财和氣生財 hé qì shēng cái May harmony bring
wealth
家庭幸福家庭幸福 jiā tíng xìng fú May your family
stay sweet
家庭美滿 家庭美满 jiā tíng měi mǎn Bless your family
一家團聚一家团聚 yī jiā tuán jù May your family be
united
老少平安 老少平安 lǎo shǎo píng ān May your elderly and
children be safe
三年抱兩三年抱两 sān nián bào liǎng May you will hold
two children within
three years
合家平安 合家平安 hé jiā píng ān May your whole
family be safe
家和萬事興 家和万事兴 jiā hé wàn shì xīng When your family is
happy, everything
will naturally go
smooth
五代同堂五代同堂 wǔ dài tóng táng Five generations
are together
年生貴子 年生贵子nián shēng gùi zǐHave a son in
each year
丁財兩旺 丁财两旺 dīng cái liǎng wàng May you have both
prosperity and wealth
多子多孫 多子多孙 dūo zǐ dūo sūn May you will prosper
添丁發財 添丁发财tiān dīng fā cái Whenever you gain
a child, it will bring
wealth.
連生貴子连生贵子lián shēng gùi zǐ Keep having sons
in your family
一團和氣一团和气 yī tuán hé qì May you have
harmony in your
family
龍鳳呈祥 龙凤呈祥lóng fèng chéng xiángBoth husband and
wife are blessed

Happiness
Chinese New Year
Greetings, Wishes, Blessings

歡樂常伴 欢乐常伴huān lè cháng bàn May you be happy
all the time
幸福永伴 幸福永伴xìng fú yǒng bànMay you be
surrounded with
happiness
幸福快樂 幸福 快乐xìng fú kuài lè May you be happy
all the time
笑口常開笑口常開xiào kǒu cháng kāi May you smile often
喜氣洋洋喜气洋洋xǐ qì yáng yáng May you always be
filled with a happy
spirit
Chinese New Year Greetings Wishes Blessings

Chinese New Year

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Author: Po Tim King is the writer at Fortune Cookie Mom, a Chinese learning website providing resources to help kids learn Chinese. You can find her Chinese New Year Banners here.