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Gong Xi Fa Cai – Happy Lunar New Year – Happy Chinese New Year 2016 – Year of the Monkey

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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).

BASIC ASTROLOGY ELEMENTS

Chinese Word 猴 Hóu
Earthly Branch of Birth Year 申 Shen
Five Elements (Wǔ Xing) 五行 Metal
Yin Yang (Energy) Yang
Lunar Month Seventh
Lucky Numbers 1, 7, 8
Unlucky Numbers 2, 5, 9 (avoid these)
Lucky Flowers Chrysanthemum, alliums
Lucky Colors White, gold, blue
Unlucky Colors Red, black, grey (avoid these)
Season Autumn
Gemstone Peridot
Years of the Sheep 1944, 1956, 1968, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028 …

Additional Reading
Wu Xing: five-element theory of Chinese philosophy
– Travel China Guide – Year of the Monkey
– Year of the Monkey from Wikipedia, Chinese Zodiac
– Your Chinese Astroloogy
– Other Happy Lunar New Years on our Blog:

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