Chinese New Year is one of the most auspicious holidays for Chinese. If you have Chinese friends or relatives and you’re missing them, it’s your chance to let them know that they are missed during this important event. It is time to send out your warmest and best Chinese New Year greetings and messages. It can be in any form. Be it email, card, SMS or regular letter, you can send your best wishes on Chinese new year for your loved ones.

Now if you are still not sure what to write in your Chinese new year cards at this moment, we are here to help you. Here we wrote and compiled some of the best Chinese new year greetings and wishes that you can use. We also include some Chinese new year messages and quotes for you. These Chinese new year wishes are best printed in a card or a note, then partnered with any Chinese new year recipes or goodies like Tikoy or rice cakes. So what are you waiting for? Browse our samples of Chinese new year messages greetings.

Happy Chinese New Year in Chinese

Every Chinese new year, I often see my social media news feeds flooded with Chinese characters wishing everyone a happy Chinese New Year. For non-chinese speakers or for those who can’t understand those Chinese characters, it maybe hard to greet their friends, especially via social media, a Happy Chinese New Year in Chinese language.


Some of you may even be confused which Chinese new year greetings is the right one: the “GONG XI FA CAI” or the “GONG HEI FAT CHOI”. As far as I know, Gong Xi Fa Cai is a Happy Chinese New Year in Mandarin and the GONG HEI FAT CHOI is happy Chinese new year in Cantonese.

Now, if you are curious how to type these Chinese New year greetings in Chinese characters, let me help you.


Gong Xi Fa Cai

恭喜發 財 – Traditional Chinese

恭喜发财 – Simplified Chinese



Xin Nian Kuai Le

新年快 樂 – Traditional Chinese

新年快乐 – Simplified Chinese


Short Chinese New Year Wishes

Short and simple is the best. Let us wish your friends relatives on this new year with short Chinese new year Wishes.

Chinese culture give very importance to wealth and richness, and they follow lot customs and gestures to attract the money. You can see money gods small statue in Chinese cars and in their house. It is also considered that they give high value to money related blessings

Chinese New Year Greetings for Good Fortune and Prosperity

As mentioned, it’s a custom to wish a family, relative and even co-workers to have a good fortune and prosperity in Chinese Culture. Now, if you want to keep your greetings short and on point, here are some good Chinese new year wishes that you can send to them. We included Chinese characters and their meaning. This is perfect to send to your Chinese friends. It’s time to surprise them this coming Chinese New Year.

1. 和气生财 (hé qì shēng cái)

“May peace bring good fortune.”

2. 金玉滿堂 (jīn yù mǎn táng)

“May your fortune be filled with gold.”

3. 恭喜发财 (gōng xǐ fā cái)

“Wish you prosperity and wealth.”

4. 财源广进 (cái yuán guǎng jìn)

“May wealth flow in.”

5. 一本萬利 (yī běn wàn lì)

“May you reap huge profits with small investment.”

6. 招財進寶 (zhāo cái jìn bǎo)

“Wishing you bigger wealth and treasures.”

7. 年年有餘 (nián nián yǒu yú)

“May you be prosperous every year.”

8. 事业发达 (shì yè fā dá)

“Wishing you better career development.”

8. 財源滾滾 (cái yuán gǔn gǔn)

“May wealth keep pouring in.”

10. 大吉大利 (dà jí dà lì)

“May you have great luck and great profit.”

11. 升官发财 (shēng guān fā cái)

“May you get promoted and receive a raise.”

12. 生意兴隆 (shēng yì xīng lóng)

“May your business flourish.”

Chinese New Year Greetings for Good Health, Family and Harmony

But if you want your Chinese New Year wishes more personal, these phrases might be a better choice. These greetings are best for close friends, relatives, and elders. Most of these greetings are wishing for good health, peace and harmony.

13. 新年進步 (xīn nián jìn bù)

“May the New Year bring much better things.”

14. 心想事成 (xīn xiǎng shì chéng)

“May all your dreams come true.”

15. 學業進步 (xué yè jìn bù)

“Wising you improvement in studies”

16. 步步高升 (bù bù gāo shēng)

“May every step take you higher.”

17. 万事如意 (wàn shì rú yì)

“May everything go well with you.”

18. 笑口常開 (xiào kǒu cháng kāi)

“May you smile often.”

19. 竹報平安 (zhú bào píng ān)

“May you hear tidings of peace.”

20. 福壽雙全 (fú shòu shuāng quán)

“May you enjoy both longevity and blessing.”

21. 五福臨門 (wǔ fú lín mén)

“May the five blessings come to you.” (Longevity, wealth, health, virtue, and a natural death.)

22. 身体健康 (shēn tǐ jiàn kāng)

“Wish you good health.”

23. 岁岁平安 (suì suì píng ān)

“May you have peace at every age.”

24. 和氣吉祥全家樂 (hé qì jí xiáng quán jiā lè)

“Wish you harmony and joy for the whole family.”

25. 四季平安過旺年 (sì jì píng ān guò wàng nián)

“Wish you four seasons of peace and a flourishing year.”

Happy Chinese New Year Greetings, Chinese New Year Wishes Messages


In this year of the Horse, I wish you comfortable work,
A suitable salary, caring friends, eternal happiness,
And that everything in your life is satisfactory!
Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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Chinese New Year is the time to realize new dreams,
unfold new horizons, rediscover your faith and strength,
rejoice in small pleasures, and get ready for new challenges!
I wish you can ultimately fulfilling New Year!

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May this Chinese New Year bring you many opportunities
your way to help you turn all your dreams into reality!

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When the bell tolls tonight for the Chinese New Year,
let it be a sign for all the better things for you to come.
Wishing you a very happy Chinese New Year!

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On this Chinese New Year,
may a small investment bring in ten-thousand fold profits!
Wishing you a prosperous and abundant Chinese New Year!

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May you realize all your ambitions this Chinese New Year.
Success, happiness and prosperity are my wishes for you.
Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Chinese New Year Wishes Greetings, Chinese New Year Messages

May you have prosperous and joyous Chinese New Year.
May this holiday be the start of your path towards success.
Happy Chinese New Year!

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May all your wishes be fulfilled and
your happiness be without limit!
Happy Chinese New Year!

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Happy Chinese New Year!
I hope for you this New Year your happiness
and longevity be complete!

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Congratulations and be prosperous
On this most happiest of Chinese New Year!
Now give me a red envelope!
Just kidding, Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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Happy Chinese New Year!
I hope that all your wishes come true!

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Always smile this New Year and great things will be in your future.
Happy Chinese New Year!

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I hope that each day of this Chinese New Year
bring you many reasons to celebrate!
Happy Chinese New Year!

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My wish for you this Chinese New Year
is for you to have your best year yet!
Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Chinese New Year in English, Best Wishes on Chinese New Year


May this Chinese New Year bestow purpose and inspiration upon you
To be a better person, to succeed in your life
and to overcome hindrances you may face.
May this year be the best year yet.
Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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I’m so glad to see another winter go!
May the New Year bring you health and prosperity!
Happy Chinese New Year!

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Happy Chinese New Year!
May this Chinese New Year brings you happiness,
wealth, longevity, and good fortune!

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I am so happy that I get to spend Chinese New Year celebrating with you!
Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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May this Year of the Horse bring new opportunities to your way
Bless you with happiness and prosperity
And make your dreams come true.
Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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I wish that this Chinese New Year
Bring harmony, love and endless happiness to you
And to all members of your family.
Wishing you all the best this Chinese New Year!
Gong Xi Fa Cai

Happy Chinese New Year Wishes Quotes, Chinese New Year Sayings

May the blessing of New Year be with you,
Now, tomorrow and always.
Gong Xi Fa Cai.

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New Year marks new beginning and new dreams
It’s time for you to realize what your heart truly desires
And discover your inner strength and faith.
May you have a prosperous and joyous year.
Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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Let’s welcome the New Year with
Our hearts filled with joy and love…
Our face with smiles
And eyes focusing on better days
Happy Chinese New Year!

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It’s New Year!
It’s time to let go of your anger, pride and jelousy.
It’s time to practice modesty, honesty and humility.
Be a better person this year.
Happy Chinese New Year!

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May best and most heartfelt wishes on your way
This coming Chinese New Year
Wishing you a peaceful and blessed New Year.
Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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