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Gong Xi Fa Cai 2019 – Year of the Pig – Happy Lunar New Year

By February 5, 2019June 9th, 2023No 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). 2019 is Year of the Pig.


Chinese Word 猪 Zhū
Earthly Branch of Birth Year 亥 Hai
Five Elements (Wǔ Xing) 五行 Water
Yin Yang (Energy) Yin
Lunar Month Tenth
Lucky Numbers 2, 5, 8
Unlucky Numbers 1, 3, 9 (avoid these)
Lucky Flowers Hydrangea, Pitcher Plant, Marguerite
Lucky Colors Yellow, Grey, Brown, Gold
Unlucky Colors Red, Blue, Green (avoid these)
Season Winter
Gemstone Ruby
Years 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031 …

Additional Reading & Resources

– Wu Xing: five-element theory of Chinese philosophy (visit)
– Travel China Guide – Year of the Pig (visit)
– Your Chinese Astrology – Pig (visit)
– Year of the Pig from Wikipedia, Chinese Zodiac
– Other Happy Lunar New Years on our Blog:

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