We’re celebrating the Chinese New Year in a few days. In the Philippines, this Chinese holiday has become something like a national event. In fact, a few years back, the Philippine government began declaring the Chinese New Year as a special non-working holiday. One question that I get a lot: how to say proper Chinese New Year greetings?
We see and hear a lot of different variations, which has only added to the bit of confusion.
So is it –
“Kung Hei Fat Choi”? (What we read and hear most commonly)
Or “Gong Xi Fa Cai”?
Or “Kiong Hee Huat Tsai”?