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Happy Chinese New Year! 2022 Year Of The Tiger

We would like to wish all of our clients celebrating the Chinese New Year a healthy and prosperous year of 2022.

The Year of the Tiger starts on 1 February 2022 and finishes on 31 January 2023. The element of the year is water.


Tigers are the third of the Chinese zodiacs. According to legend, Tiger was confident that no one could compete with its speed and vigor for the celestial race that would decide the order of the zodiacs. However, when Tiger climbed out of the river, thinking it was first, it was informed that Rat placed first for its cunning and Ox placed second for its diligence. This left the king of the jungle having to settle for third place.

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3 Ways to Say “Happy Chinese New Year” in Chinese and Cantonese

In Mandarin, the most common way to wish your family and close friends a happy Chinese New Year is “Xīnnián hǎo” (新年好), literally meaning ‘New Year Goodness’ or ‘Good New Year’.

Another way to say “Happy Chinese New Year” is “Xīnnián kuàilè” (新年快乐), literally meaning ’New Year happiness’. It is a formal greeting typically used for strangers.

In Cantonese, the common way to say ‘Happy Lunar New Year’ is “Gong hei fat choy” (恭喜发财), which means ‘Wishing you happiness and prosperity.’