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Gong Xi Fa Cai 2015 – Year of the Sheep – Happy Lunar New Year

By February 19, 2015April 24th, 2022No Comments
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“Happiness and prosperity,” is a common phrase when wishing someone a Happy Lunar New Year. In Chinese you would say, 恭喜發財 or Gōngxǐ fācái (pronunciation). 2015 is Year of the Sheep / Goat / Ram.



Chinese Word 羊 Yang
Earthly Branch of Birth Year 未 Wei
Five Elements (Wǔ Xing) 五行 Earth
Yin Yang (Energy) Yin
Lunar Month Sixth
Lucky Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9
Unlucky Numbers 6, 7, 8 (avoid these)
Lucky Flowers Carnation, primrose, Alice flower
Lucky Colors Green, red, purple
Unlucky Colors Gold, brown, black (avoid these)
Season Summer
Gemstone Emerald
Years of the Sheep 1943, 1955, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027 …

Additional Reading
– Wu Xing: five-element theory of Chinese philosophy (visit)
– Travel China Guide – Year of the Sheep / Goat/ Ram (visit)
– Year of the Sheep from Wikipedia, Chinese Zodiac
– Other Happy Lunar New Years on our Blog:

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