Wishing a prosperous and happy Chinese new year to all of the lovable peoples reading this. Here you will get all the popular messages and wallpapers that you can share with your loved ones and make this New Year filled with joy and happiness. We will give you a brief outlook of Chinese new year dates So keep reading the article to get the magnificent news and interesting facts about what is Chinese New Year 2018 and what are the Chinese new year animals corresponding to the year, why it is celebrated and what is the significance behind this auspicious occasion.
- 1 Happy Chinese New Year 2019
- 1.1 What is the mythology Behind the New Year?
- 1.2 Chinese New Year Animals
- 1.3 Chinese New Year Festival and How it is Celebrated
- 1.4 Chinese New Year Greetings
- 1.5 Gift Ideas for Chinese New Year
- 1.6 Things Which are Not to be Given in Gift in the Chinese New Year
- 1.7 Chinese New Year Greetings – Messages
Happy Chinese New Year 2019
China has the greatest history in the world. The new year of Chinese is also referred to as the Spring Festival in some parts of China. The celebrations are started from the first day and it continues to the 15th day called as Lantern Festival.
This time the Chinese New Year 2019 will start from Tuesday, Feb 5 of 2019. It will also begin the year of the pig. The public holiday of China will be between 4th Feb to 10th Feb. There is a public holiday of 7 days for the New Year. According to the Gregorian calendar, there is no fixed date for the start of New Year in China but it will definitely commence on January 25th, 2020. There are some Chinese New Year traditions and superstitions and very old and is full of customs and rituals to be performed. Some rituals are myths and some are good. People offer many offering to deities and gods. It celebrated not only in China but also in the cities like Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, the Philippines, and Mauritius as well as many countries in North America and Europe.
What is the mythology Behind the New Year?
The story goes like that there was a mythical beast known as NIAN. He was a type of monster for the villagers. Nian ate the villagers and all the people were very scared from Nian. Nian’s main pry were children. One day they all gathered and decided that they would hide from the beast. When they were hiding then suddenly an old person appeared in front of them. The old man said to the villagers that he would stay awake and fight with Nian and destroy the beast.
The villagers thought that the old man has lost his mind. At that night when Nian came to eat the villagers the old man made a setup and put the red papers all over him and the village. He also set off the firecrackers on that night.
Next day all the villagers came back to their house and saw that all things are saved. The beast was not able to destroy even a single home. The old man also vanished. The people thought that the old man was a deity and he came to protect all the villagers. The villagers came to know that Nian was afraid of Red color papers and firecrackers that made a loud noise.
In the event of the New Year from then onwards the people of China celebrates the New Year in this form only. They wear red color clothes and all the things are displayed in red and firecrackers are burnt. This is done to frighten away Nian the beast. The Nian was ultimately captured by Hongjun Laozu, an ancient Taoist monk. After that, Nian moves back to a nearby mountain.
Chinese New Year Animals
Each of the years has an animal assigned to it. So according to the year, January 1, 2018, is the Dog year and Feb 5th, 2019 is the starting of the Pig year. Here we are describing some of the years which will be assigned to animals till 2030 and the dates which commence the New Year in Chinese or Chinese New Year dates.
- 16th Feb 2018 –Dog
- 5th Feb 2019 – Pig
- 25th Jan 2020 – Rat
- 12 Feb 2021 – Ox
- 1st Feb 2022 – Tiger
- 22nd Jan 2023 – Rabbit
- 10th Feb 2024 –Dragon
- 29th Jan 2025 – Snake
- 17th Feb 2026 – Horse
- 6th Feb 2027 – Goat
- 26th Jan 2028 – Monkey
- 13th Feb 2029 – Rooster
- 3rd Feb 2030 – Dog
Chinese New Year Festival and How it is Celebrated
Basically, there are 4 main things which are considered for the New Year. They put up the decorations, have the dinner with family, fire the crackers and give and present a red envelope and gifts to the relatives and buddies.
- Decorations: Red is the main color of this festival due to its mythology as explained above. The red color also looks beautiful and red Chinese lanterns are hanged outside and inside the house for decorations. All these decorations start before 1 month. But the decorations are done in the houses at the eve of the New Year. This year the decoration will be done through the picture of Pigs as this will be the year of the Pig.
- Chinese New Year Traditional Food: “Nian Ye Fan” is a dinner held at the eve of New Year. The most senior member of the family inaugurates the dinner. Mainly the food is fish, pork and chicken. A communal hot pot is also there in the dinner which signifies the reunion of the family. Especially meat is prominent in the southern part of China with lobster and fish. Mostly fish(traditional Chinese: 魚; simplified Chinese: 鱼; pinyin: yú) is served but it is not eaten completely and is stored for the next day as the Chinese phrase goes like that: “may there be surpluses every year” (traditional Chinese: 年年有餘; simplified Chinese: 年年有余; pinyin: niánnián yǒu yú)
- Firecrackers and Fireworks in the Chinese New Year: The Chinese lit up firecrackers on this auspicious day. Brilliant fireworks are displayed all across the Chinese skies.
- Chinese New Year Gifts and Red Envelopes: All the people also exchange gifts and surprises covered in red color paper or box. They are said to bring good fortune and luck to the people.
Chinese New Year Greetings
In this section, we are proving you with the greetings which are most prominent in the New Year. Basically, there are 4 characters which symbolize the greetings. They are described below:
- 金玉滿堂 Jīnyùmǎntáng – “May your wealth [gold and jade] come to fill a hall”
- 大展鴻圖 Dàzhǎnhóngtú – “May you realize your ambitions”
- 迎春接福 Yíngchúnjiēfú – “Greet the New Year and encounter happiness”
- 萬事如意 Wànshìrúyì – “May all your wishes be fulfilled”
- 吉慶有餘 Jíqìngyǒuyú – “May your happiness be without limit”
- 竹報平安 Zhúbàopíng’ān – “May you hear [in a letter] that all is well”
- 一本萬利 Yīběnwànlì – “May a small investment bring ten-thousand fold profits”
- 福壽雙全 Fúshòushuāngquán – “May your happiness and longevity be complete”
- 招財進寶 Zhāocáijìnbǎo – “When wealth is acquired, precious objects follow”
So these are the kind of greetings which are displayed on the gift packets and other surprise items. These are exchanged when anyone visits each other house or when anyone visits the temples and other places.
Gift Ideas for Chinese New Year
In this section, we will provide you with the most probable gift ideas for Chinese New Year that you should know and people exchanges among themselves. There are new gift ideas also which there at the festival.
Gifts for Friends
You can gift tea packet, fruits packet for the children and toys and believe me, they love these things.
Gifts for seniors
Hat, Gloves, Scarf or Clothes: If you are familiar with your hosts, you can prepare a hat, a pair of gloves, a scarf or some clothes as a gift for the seniors in your hosts’ family.
Comb or Foot Bath Massager: Massage is a gentle and effective way to repair one’s body. A high-quality comb can be used to massage the head, and a foot bath massager will improve the blood circulation of the feet.
Things Which are Not to be Given in Gift in the Chinese New Year
In china, you should give gifts wrapped in black and white. People usually do not give necklaces as a present and a green that is not good to give as a gift. When you give a gift to others make sure that to remove the price tag and give the gift in private.
Chinese New Year Greetings – Messages
Here are some of the messages and greetings which is to be given to your loved ones like Chinese new year wishes 2019, Chinese new year greetings phrases, Chinese new year quotes, and other sensational messages.
Xin nian yu kuai :
Happy New Year
Gong Xi Fa Cai :
Happy New year or Gong Hay Fat Choi.
Gung hay fat choy:
May you become prosperous
Yuàn kuàilè xìngfú young bàn ni zuoyòu:
May the joy and happiness around you today and always.
Sui Sui Ping An:
harmony and safely year around
Wan Shi Ru Yi :
May all your wishes are fulfilled
Sheng Yi Xing Long:
Prosperity for the business
Yuàn xinnián wèi ni dàilái kuàilè, you’ài hé níngjìng:
May the coming New Year bring you joy, love and peace.
Gongzhù jiànkang, xìngyùn, xinnián kuàilè:
Good health, good luck and much happiness throughout the year.
Chinese New Year Messages in English
Celebrate and rejoice for we have made it to another year. Happy Chinese New Year!
In this section we will display some of the most popular Chinese New Year Wallpapers which are a must have for your desktop background:
In this article, we have described some of the most prominent and popular Chinese New Year Wallpapers along with the Chinese New Year Greetings & messages which will be liked by you and the person which you will send. So have a happy and prosperous Chinese new year 2019. If you want more interesting information like this then comment in the comment box below. We will love to hear from you.