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How to say "Happy New Year!" for Lunar New Year!

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It's the Year of the Monkey! Learn how to say, "Happy New Year!" for both Chinese New Year & Vietnamese New Year!

Lunar New Year is celebrated from the Eve (Feb 7th) through the 13th of February, so make note of this in case you are traveling or waiting on any imported goods!

Feng Li/GETTY IMAGES from a 2012 celebration in Beijing, as featured on the Washington Post


For Chinese New Year: "Happy New Year!"
  • In Mandarin
    • Gong Xi Fa Cai: "Gong zee fah chai" 
    • or Xin Nian Kuai Le: "Zeen neean kwai luh"
  • In Cantonese
    • Gong Hey Fat Choy: "Gong hey fat choy"

For Vietnamese New Year, also known as Tết: "Happy New Year!"
  • Chúc mừng năm mới: "Chook muong nam moy"

Now enjoy 10 hours of this relaxing music to celebrate! 
APAMSA wishes you the best for the Year of the Monkey!

The majority of this post was originally written for PhillyAPAMSA.com

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