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Gong Xi Fa Cai 2023 – Year of the Rabbit – Happy Lunar New Year

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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). This is the Year of the Rabbit.


Chinese Word 兔  Mao
Earthly Branch of Birth Year Tree
Five Elements (Wǔ Xing) 五行 Wood
Yin Yang (Energy) Yin
Lunar Month Second
Lucky Numbers 3, 6, 9
Unlucky Numbers 1, 7, 8 (avoid these)
Lucky Flowers Plantain lily, jasmine
Lucky Colors Pink, red, purple, blue
Unlucky Colors brown, gray, white (avoid these)
Gemstone Amazonite
Years of the Rabbit 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023 …

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

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