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2016 - The Chinese year of the Monkey

Conversis | 08th February 2016

Happy New Year to all of our Chinese friends

The year of the mokey has just started and since we collaborate with a lot of various industries in China, we thought we would share a few fun facts about the Chinese New Year’s celebrations here in the UK – just in case you are visiting.

According to the Chinese calendar the new year starts on 8th of February and ends on 27 January 2017. Thousands of people are expected to mark the occasion in London’s Chinatown and are set to begin on 14th of February. A traditional parade is expected to start at 10 am, with Charing Cross Road as a starting point.

Regent Street will be celebrating Chinese New Year with a traditional Chinese Wishing Tree which will be stationed on Glasshouse Street from 11am – 3pm.

Here are a few options for Chinese New Year greetings:

1. 新年好 / 新年好 (Xīn nián hǎo)

Happy New Year!

In Mandarin: /Xīn nián hǎo/

In Cantonese: /san nin hou/

2. 恭喜发财 / 恭喜發財 (Gōng xǐ fācái)

May you be happiness and prosperity!

In Mandarin: /Gōng xǐ fā cái/

In Cantonese: /gung hei but coi/

3. 步步高升 / 步步高陞 (Bù bù gāo shēng)

Promoting to a higher position

In Mandarin: /Bù bù gāo shēng/

In Cantonese: /bou bou gou sing/

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