Chinese New Year 2016 will take place from February 8 to 22 this year. During the Lunar New Year period, it is a tradition for us Chinese to greet our family, friends and loved ones with auspicious sayings when we meet. Here are some we can teach our children:
Popular Greetings for Monkey Year 2016
猴年吉祥 Hóu Nián Jí Xiáng | Have an auspicious Monkey year
猴年大吉 Hóu Nián Dà Jí | May you be extra lucky this Monkey year
Common Greetings and Sayings for Chinese New Year
新年好 Xīn Nián Hǎo | Have a good New Year
新年快乐 Xīn Nián Kuài Lè | Have a Happy New Year
新春快乐 Xīn Chūn Kuài Lè | Happy New Spring
吉祥如意 Jí Xiáng Rú Yì | May you have good fortune according to your wishes
年年有余 Nián Nián Yǒu Yú | May you have abundance and surpluses year-after-year
吉星高照 Jí Xīng Gāo Zhào | May your lucky star shine on you
心想事成 Xīn Xiǎng Shì Chéng | May all your wishes come true
大吉大利 Dà Jí Dà Lì | May you be blessed with good luck and profits
Greetings and Sayings for Health
龙马精神 Lóng Mǎ Jīng Shén | May you be as energetic as dragons and horses
身体健康 Shēn Tǐ Jiàn Kāng | May you enjoy good health always
精灵活泼 Jīng Líng Huó Pō | May you be lively and smart (especially used for children)
Greetings and Sayings for Students
学业有成 Xué Yè Yǒu Chéng | May you achieve success in your studies
学习进步 Xué Xí Jìn Bù | May you obtain good progress in studies
金榜题名 Jīn Bǎng Tí Míng | May you score well in your examinations (especially for those taking an important examination)
Greetings and Sayings for the Family
合家欢乐 Hé Jiā Huān Lè | May your entire family be happy
合家幸福 Hé Jiā Xìng Fú | May your entire family be blissful
Besides exchanging greetings, it’s another tradition of Chinese families to host our guests with yummy CNY goodies when visiting one another’s homes. This year, Emicakes (who is well-loved for their durian cakes and desserts) have launched Premium Durian Tarts to pamper our taste-buds! Yes, you heard it right – not Pineapple but Durian Tarts! Customers are also spoilt for choices by Emicakes’ CNY Festive offerings which include:
- Pineapple Tarts – A tangy combination of rich pineapple filling and buttery pastry!
- Pineapple Chocolate Tarts – Pineapple Tarts with chocolate pastry – ingenious and a hit with choc lovers!
- Pineapple Cheese Tarts – Pineapple filling garnished with strings of Parmesan cheese with Parmesan-infused pastry, giving it a yummy crunch with every bite!
- Durian Tarts – Durian lovers (like us) will fall in love with these Premium Durian Tarts which come filled with a generous amount of REAL durian flesh. All handcrafted and lovingly baked fresh DAILY. I’ve seriously never eaten any tarts these fragrant, soft and delicious. They literally melt-in-the-mouth and it took me a great deal of will-power to stop myself from polishing off the entire tin! So so irresistibly yummy (I just popped a few more into my mouth after drafting this post haha).
Price: S$11.80 – 18.80 per container
How to Order: Order directly from their outlets or online.
Emicakes outlets and opening hours during CNY period
Thanks to Emicakes, we are giving away 2 Tins of CNY Tarts (your choice of any 2 different flavours) to 2 loyal readers. To participate, follow these 3 simple steps:
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The giveaway ends 31 Jan 2016, 11.59pm and is open to readers in Singapore. The winner will be contacted using the contact particulars provided when entering this draw and will have 24 hours to respond, failing which a new winner will be drawn. All incomplete and unverified entries will be disqualified. All entries will be verified before the winners are announced. Please note that all fake Facebook and Instgram accounts (e.g. accounts set up purely to take part in contests with no authentic posts or very few real friends) will be disqualified. All the best!