Our latest collection of Chinese Lunar New Year quotes to welcome the year of the Tiger!
Chinese communities worldwide are getting ready to usher in the lunar new year. In 2022, the Chinese new year starts on February 1st, according to the lunar calendar.
The Lunar New Year is the most important holiday of the Chinese calendar and it’s an occasion for families to gather for intimate dinners. This year they will welcome the Chinese zodiac sign of the Tiger.
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2022 is the year of the Tiger, following the year of the Pig in 2019, the Rat in 2020, and the Boar in 2021. Festivities will take place across the globe, with millions of people traveling to celebrate the occasion with their families and loved ones.
Also known as the Spring Festival, the holiday marks the end of the coldest days. People in China will welcome spring and what it brings along – planting and harvests, fresh starts, and new beginnings.
To welcome the year of the Tiger, enjoy our collection of happy Chinese Lunar New Year quotes, wishes, and greetings, collected from a variety of sources.
Chinese New Year quotes to convey good wishes
- “Wishing you good fortune on the Chinese New Year.” — Unknown
2. “Happy New Year, I wish you good health and lasting prosperity.” — Unknown
3. “May wealth always come your way. May it be auspicious and as you wish.” — Unknown
4. “Hope the days ahead are filled with immense joy and prosperity. Happy Chinese New Year.” — Unknown
5. “Hope the rising sun will bring with it bundles of joy, happiness, and luck. Happy Chinese New Year!” — Unknown
6. “I give you endless brand new good wishes. Please accept them as a new remembrance of our lasting friendship.” — Unknown
7. “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.” — Unknown
8. “This New Year, may you find peace from within, and may you be capable of spreading such contentment around you. Happy Chinese New Year!” — Unknown
9. “As you step into the Chinese New Year, may God’s blessings guide you through your limitations and help you rise higher above your weaknesses.” — Unknown
10. “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.” — Unknown
Traditional Chinese New Year Quotes
11. (Mandarin) “Xīnnián hǎo (新年好)—New Year Goodness”
12. (Cantonese) “Gong hei fat choy (恭喜发财)—Best wishes, wishing you happiness and prosperity.”
13. (Mandarin) “hǔ nián dà jí /hoo-nyen daa-jee/—Wishing you luck in the year of the Tiger!”
14. (Cantonese) “fu nin dai gat—Wishing you luck in the year of the Tiger!”
15. (Mandarin) “Hǔ hǔ shēng wēi /hoo-hoo shnng-way/—Wishing you the fullness of the vigor and vitality of the tiger.”
16. (Cantonese) “fu fu sang wai—Wishing you the fullness of the vigor and vitality of the tiger.”
17. (Mandarin) “lóng téng hǔ yuè /long tnng hoo yhwere/—Dragon soaring and Tiger leaping.”
18. (Cantonese) “lung tang fu joek—Dragon soaring and Tiger leaping.”
19. (Mandarin) “hé jiā huān lè /cher-jyaa hwan-ler/—Happiness for the whole family!”
20. (Cantonese) “hap gu fun lok—Happiness for the whole family!”
Short Chinese proverbs for the Chinese New Year
21. “A smile will gain you 10 more years of life.” — Chinese Proverb
22. “Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.” — Chinese Proverb
23. “Climb the mountains to see lowlands.” — Chinese Proverb
24. “Even a toad has four ounces of strength.” — Chinese Proverb
25. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” — Chinese Proverb
26. “Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.” — Chinese Proverb
27. “If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.” — Chinese Proverb
28. “Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still.” — Chinese Proverb
29. “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” — Chinese Proverb
30. “A great fortune in the hands of a fool is a great misfortune.” — Chinese Proverb
Chinese New Year Quotes from these wise proverbs
31. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” — Chinese Proverb
32. “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” — Chinese Proverb
33. “If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through.” — Chinese Proverb
34. “A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.” — Chinese Proverb
35. “A good fortune may forebode a bad luck, which may, in turn, disguise a good fortune.” — Chinese Proverb
36. “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” — Chinese Proverb
37. “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” — Chinese Proverb
38. “Do not anxiously hope for that which is not yet come; do not vainly regret what is already past.” — Chinese Proverb
39. “He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” — Chinese Proverb
40. “You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.” — Chinese Proverb
Chinese Lunar New Year quotes celebrating the new year
41. “Good health, good luck, and much happiness throughout the year.”
42. “Happy New Year, I wish you good health and lasting prosperity.”
43. “Just as you usher in lights, lanterns and other forms of illuminations to welcome the New Year, may the New Year usher in for you new hopes, dreams and aspirations.”
44. “Please accept my sincere wishes for the New Year and I hope you will continue to enjoy good health.”
45. “Hope the rising sun will bring with it bundles of joy, happiness and luck. Happy Chinese New Year!”
46. “Wishing you good fortune on the Chinese New Year.”
47. “This New Year realize the fact that Lady Luck blesses only those who are cheerful and optimistic.”
Chinese Lunar New Year quotes you can write in a card
48. “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 Chinese New Year.”
49. “This New Year, may prosperity and peace never abandon your home and hearth.”
50. “Best wishes for the holidays and happiness throughout the New Year.”
51. “As the new sun rises in a brand New Year, may it bring you good luck, prosperity, joy and contentment.”
52. “Good luck, good health, good cheer, and have a happy New Year.”
53. “May this New Year bring your way all that is the very best for you and your dear ones.”
54. “Here is wishing you a New Year that is abundant not only with wealth but also with wonderful memories.”
Did you enjoy these Chinese Lunar New Year quotes?
Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in China and to Chinese people all over. It is a time for families to be together.
People born a year of the Tiger are thought to be brave, competitive, unpredictable, and confident. They will experience their zodiac birth sign year in 2022, which is believed to be bad luck. Wear red underwear and red socks if you want to keep misfortune from finding you!
The New Year’s Eve dinner is considered an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual “reunion dinner.” It is believed to be the most important meal of the year and millions of people are expected to be home to celebrate with their families.
Hopefully, the above quotes will help bring you happiness as you welcome the year of the pig. Did you enjoy these Chinese Lunar New Year quotes? Let us know in the comment section below.
January 26, 2022 6:00 AM EST