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Gong Xi Fa Cai

The most common Chinese ways of saying Happy New Year are Gong Xi Fa Cai(Mandarin) and Gong Hey Fat Choy(Cantonese). Even though the pronunciations are a little different, both are written the same way.

Gong Xi (恭禧) is congratulations or respectfully wishing one joy.
Fa Cai (發財) is to become rich or to make money.

So, here we are, celebrating our upcoming Chinese new year with Happy Chappy family, hope all of you have a blasting bank account in this year of the monkey.

Thus, Gong Xi Fa Cai means wishing you to be prosperous in the coming year.

Text MG

Photos credit Crazna and Tjok Gus Max

By: Malariahouse | 09 February 2016