Chinese New Year eCards
Send a Happy New Year ecard to your Chinese friends and colleagues. You can say it in English, or you can be more adventurous and say Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái! It’s up to you. We have a fine selection of Chinese new year greetings for you to personalise with your own messages. Send the ecard via email, and it will arrive at its destination instantly!
Chinese New Year Video eCards
10 Interesting Facts About Chinese New Year
- Chinese New Year, unlike the western new year, is not. It ranged from January 21 to February 20th. In 2022 it occurs on February 1st.
- The Chinese New Year is more than a century old, the official celebration began in 1912.
- Chinese New Year sees the largest human migration in the world as people go back home (to their part of China) for family reunion. The migration back home is known as chunyun (春运), or Spring Migration
- On New Year’s Day, showering is not allowed . Before the 5th, throwing out garbage and sweeping is not allowed. This is to make sure you don’t wash away the good luck! A particular day before the Spring Festival is dedicated to cleaning, which symbolises sweeping the bad luck away and making room for the good.
- Everything is decorated red for the Chinese New Year. The colour is an invaluable weapon and it is used in virtually all decorations for the festival.
- The last day of the festival, people walk the street with lanterns, throw them into the sky, and let them float on a body of water: seas, rivers and lakes. The day is called the Lantern Festival.
- Chinese New Year is also called Spring Festival and signifies the beginning of Spring.
- It is considered bad to cut hair on the Chinese New Year. For this reason, people groom themselves before the New Year.
- San Francisco in the United States sees the biggest celebration of the Chinese New Year outside China.
- About 2 billion people take part in the Chinese New Year celebrations across the world, which is nearly one-third of the world’s population.