What You Should Know About Chinese New Year of the Ram (Plus 41 Lucky Greetings)

Posted by on February 18, 2015 in Conscious Living with 1 Comment
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2015 Chinese New Year is February 19, 2015. As the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the holiday is also known as the Lunar New Year. In China, the Chinese New Year is named the Spring Festival as well. In Asian cultures, the Lunar New Year is the most important holiday of the year and is celebrated over a period of 15 days.  2015 is the Year of the Ram.

2015 Chinese New Year is February 19, 2015. As the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the holiday is also known as the Lunar New Year. In China, the Chinese New Year is named the Spring Festival as well. In Asian cultures, the Lunar New Year is the most important holiday of the year and is celebrated over a period of 15 days. 2015 is the Year of the Ram.

2015 Chinese New Year is February 19, 2015. As the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the holiday is also known as the Lunar New Year. In China, the Chinese New Year is named the Spring Festival as well. In Asian cultures, the Lunar New Year is the most important holiday of the year and is celebrated over a period of 15 days.

2015 is the Year of the Ram. However, it is also regarded as the year of the sheep or the goat. Regardless of whichever name you prefer, the animal represents the eighth sign in the 12 cycles of the Chinese Zodiac. The ram is also regarded as an auspicious animal that delivers a year of promise and prosperity. Those that are born on the year of the ram are said to possess a lot of peaceful traits. Rams are kind, helpful, and trusting. The Ram is also resistant to change.

Popular Chinese New Year traditions include the celebration of the new year by a great family reunion over a plentiful meal. Chinese New Year is also a time to honor family ancestors as well as traditional deities. Families also participate in strange traditions including a thorough cleaning of the home to represent the sweeping away of bad luck and to make way for good luck. Windows and doors are also decorated with symbols of good fortune and happiness. Children also receive gifts of money in red paper envelopes for good luck.

Although the holiday is popularly known as Chinese New Year, the holiday is celebrated not only in Mainland China, but also Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, as well as Japan and Korea. In fact, the Chinatown of major cities over the world become beacons of Lunar New Year festivities as well.

Be sure to wish your friends, family, loved ones, coworkers, and even business partners on this special Chinese New Year of the Ram. Here are 41 special greetings we share with you:

  1. “Gung Hay Fat Choy.” Translation: “Best wishes and Congratulations. Have a prosperous and good year.”
  2. “New year brings new fortune. Happy New Year!
  3. “I wish you all the joy, peace, lοve, and luck. Happy Chinese Νew Year!”
  4. “May the Year of the Sheep attract all the good wishes this year. Happy Chinese New Year!”
  5. “Happy Chinese New Year! May you be happy and prosperous.”
  6. “Happy New Year, I wish you good health and lasting prosperity.”
  7. “Best wishes for the holidays and happiness throughout the New Year.”
  8. “Good health, good luck and much happiness throughout the year.”
  9. “Good luck and great success in the coming New Year.”
  10. “I hope you have a most happy and prosperous New Year.”
  11. “May the coming New Year bring you joy, love and peace.”

Read the rest of the special greeting at LA Times…

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