In 2023, January 22 isn’t just another Sunday — it’s the beginning of the Chinese New Year. If you’re not familiar, Lunar New Year (also commonly called Chunjie, or the spring festival) is a 15-day extravaganza filled with lucky dumplings, red envelopes, celebratory parades, and other fun traditions. And though Americans typically refer to the holiday as Chinese New Year, the festival is actually celebrated by several Asian countries, including South Korea, Vietnam, and Singapore. So even if you don’t celebrate yourself, it’s always nice to know a few Lunar New Year wishes and greetings you can share with the many people who do mark the big occasion each year.
To wish someone a happy and prosperous new year in Mandarin Chinese, you would typically say, “Gong Xi Fa Chai,” which is a Chinese New Year greeting that means, “Wishing you prosperity and wealth.” However, if you’re looking other ways to wish someone a happy Lunar New Year, then we’ve got plenty of suggestions to help you out. Ready to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit? Go ahead and share these Chinese New Year wishes anytime between January 22 (which is the first day of the year for the Chinese lunar calendar) through February 5 (which marks the first full moon of the new year and the end of the celebrations).
Happy Lunar New Year Wishes
- Let the lunar new year inspire you to embrace a fresh start.
- Hope your new year is as wonderful as you are.
- May the magic of the lunar new year be with you always.
- Here’s hoping your new year is full of everything that brings you joy.
- May your new year be full of beauty and bounty.
- Let love be your guide in the lunar new year and always.
- May you embrace the clean slate of the new year.
- I hope the joy of the new year celebrations will remain with you all year long.
- Sending wishes of a fun, festive, and fruitful new year.
- May the lunar new year be full of laughter and good luck.
Chinese New Year Greetings
- Happy Chinese New Year! May luck always be at your door and shower you with blessings.
- May there are more jokes to put a smile on your face and more joys to keep you happy. Warm wishes on the occasion of Chinese New Year to you.
- As the new sun rises in a brand new year, may it bring you good luck, prosperity, joy, and contentment. Happy Chinese New Year!
- Warm wishes on Chinese New Year to you. May this year be full of celebrations and success for you and your loved ones.
- Wherever you go, may prosperity and good fortune always be with you. I’m wishing you a prosperous Rabbit year!
- May you remain inspired and hopeful throughout this new year.
- Wishing a very Happy Chinese New Year to you. On this special occasion, I wish you a year full of success, happiness, and smiles.
- May this upcoming year bring along good health and great fortune for you. Warm greetings on the occasion of Chinese New Year to you.
- Happy Chinese New Year to you and your loved ones. May this year be the brightest and happiest time of the life for you.
- May you always enjoy the heavenly favors of health, wealth, and virtue. Happy Chinese New Year!
Traditional Chinese New Year Wishes
- May wealth flow in.
- Xin Nian Kuai Le!
- Gong Xi Fa Chai!
- Happy Spring Festival!
- May you have a new year filled with luck.
- When spring comes, blessings will follow.
- I wish you great luck and great profit.
- May both wealth and luck follow you.
- Wishing you longevity and health.
- May the new year bring much better things.
Heartfelt Lunar New Year Greetings
- This new year, realize the fact that Lady Luck blesses only those who are cheerful and optimistic. Happy New Year!
- Happy Lunar New Year. May this year bring you blessings, growth, peace, and a winning lotto ticket!
- 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.
- 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.
- May prosperity and peace never abandon your home and hearth this new year.
- Here is wishing you a new year that is abundant not only with wealth but also with wonderful memories.
- May the new year bring in your life joys that never fade, hopes that never die, and strength that never weakens. Wishing you a very happy Lunar New Year.
- May the new year bless you with goodness to abandon all vices and embrace all that are virtuous.
- 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.
- May each moment of the new year steer you towards a new and better direction to mold your life with all that is good.
Chinese New Year Wishes for Friends and Family
- Thinking of you and your family and wishing you all a year that outshines the rest.
- Happy New Year! You make your family so proud, and I wish you nothing but continued success and happiness.
- May the new year bring you new possibilities, new horizons, and new joys.
- Hope you can expect a happy and prosperous year ahead.
- Wishing you lots of luck and happiness in the year ahead.
- May this new year bring you good health and good fortune.
- I hope this new year brings you peace and prosperity.
- For you and your family, I hope this year is filed with of health, wealth, and endless joy.
- May the new year bring peace, joy, and comfort to you and your family.
- Sending you wishes of prosperity, love, and joy for the new year.
Lunar New Year Greetings for Colleagues
- Sending wishes of health, wealth, and wisdom in the Lunar New Year.
- Wishing you a year of abundance and prosperity.
- May this year bring you good fortune and great wealth.
- Hope this new year brings you much happiness and success in your career.
- May your business flourish and bring you lots of joy in the new year.
- Here’s hoping you achieve great success in everything you do, this year and always.
- I wish you a bright and joyous lunar new year.
- May good fortune shine on you in the new year.
- Let the new year bring new experiences, new smiles, and new successes.
- Sending hope for a peaceful and prosperous year ahead.
Short Chinese New Year Messages
- Light your lamps with fresh intentions.
- I wish you a year of plenty.
- May your Year of the Rabbit be full of peace.
- Hoping the new year brings you good tidings.
- May this year be filled with luck and prosperity.
- Happy new moon, my friend.
- I wish you love and happiness, now and always.
- May the five blessings come to you.
- A happy and prosperous Chinese New Year to you.
- May this spring bring color into your life.