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Helping your child create New Year's Resolutions is the beginning of teaching your child So let's just wish each other a bileless New Year and leave it at that.

If you are a parent of you have nephews and nieces around you then make sure that you send them lovely New Year messages just for kids to send your blessings to these little children. Make them feel special and feel loved with Naya Saal Mubarak ho 2017 text messages and wishes that are just perfect to send to these little sweethearts.

Here is an amazing collection of New Year wishes and messages for children which you can use to send your love to baby darlings.

1. May you be as chirpy as birds, as cute as panda and as adorable as bunny… May you are always smiling, giggling and spreading love in our lives… With lots of love and warm hugs, wishing you a very Happy New Year my little sweetheart…. May God always bless you!!

2. Wishing Happy New Year to the most beautiful niece in the world…. You are the most adorable and affectionate girl I have known… May this coming year spread brightness and happiness in your life and bless you with a wonderful time…. Wish you all the luck and success my dear!!!

3. Ye naya saal lekar aaye khusiyan hazar… har lamha bhara ho tumhari kilkariyon se… har din saja ho tumhari shararton se… Aasha hai bas yehi ki tum apne jeevan mein sada muskurahatein bikhero… Naya Saal Mubarak ho is pyari si gudiya rani ko meri!!!

4. My darling nephew, I wish the best of the year for you my little darling… May you are showered with beautiful blessings of God… May you are blessed with new opportunities and new challenges in life to grow into a more successful person. Happy New Year my buddy!!!

5. Having a cute little angel in my life has made it so colorful… I wish that you grow up into a responsible and affectionate person… May the upcoming year is a new chapter of new learning in your life… With lots of love and blessings, I wish you a very Happy New Year.

6. May the year of 2017 bring along lots of happiness and smiles to you… May you enjoy another great year with new experiences to make you a better person… I wish for lots of playful sessions full of liveliness and fun…. A very Happy New Year to my cutest kid.

7. New Year is the time to make resolutions for the coming year and working on them with heart and soul… I wish that whatever resolutions you have taken, you are able to follow them without any failure… With lots of love and hugs, wishing you a wonderful and blessed Happy New Year.

8. May this coming year prove to be a bunch of opportunities for you… May you learn new things and grow into a much better person… May you live up to your own expectations and may you enjoy this year to the fullest… Warm wishes on New Year to my most adorable child.

9. Dearest sweetheart, your presence in my life gives me a hope to live… As we celebrate New Year, I wish that you are blessed with the best of blessings by God and enjoy a wonderful life, doing things you like, learning things you always wanted to… Happy New Year to you.

10. On New Year eve, I just want to tell you that your parents are always there for you, standing by you, supporting you in whatever goals you wish to achieve… I wish God helps you work harder to make your dreams come true… Wish love, wishing you a wonderful Happy New Year..!!

Rekindle the bond with your child using these New Year messages for son. Here's our collection of new year wishes for your son that you can.

Happy New Year Messages for 2019

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Christmas is almost here, and it is that time of the year when your kids will get busy with lots of activities and events that celebrate the occasion. It’s the time when you will start to get your kid ready for some Christmas celebrations. There is so much going on at school and at home, so it’s the perfect time for your kid to spread some Christmas cheers.

There are many beautiful songs and poems that share the love and joy of Christmas. Most of these are very easy, and you will be able to teach your kids the same. So without worrying about what to teach your kid, scroll down to check out our Christmas quotes, messages, wishes and sayings.

Top 124 Christmas Quotes, Wishes And SayingsFor Kids:

1. As we rejoice and celebrate this wonderful season of Christmas, let us not forget to thank baby Jesus for coming into our lives. Let us together prepare ourselves to welcome him into the homes of our hearts. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

2. Christmas spells out love, hope and joy. Pass it on to everyone in your life. Have a great Christmas.

3. Sending the warmest Christmas wishes to you and your family. May God shower his choicest blessings on you and your family this Christmas!


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4. I’m sending you warm bear hugs, loving kisses and earnest wishes for the wonderful occasion of Christmas. May you have a splendid Christmas filled with lights, songs and cheer. Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to you.

5. I take this Christmas as an opportunity to remind you how much you mean to me. I can’t even think what would I ever do without you. I thank God for sending you into my life. On this beautiful occasion, I pray to him to give you whatever you wish for.

6. Bells are ringing and everyone is singing, It’s Christmas! It’s Christmas! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

7. Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, May you be blessed this Christmas with peace and love all day! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

8. Love, joy and peace are the ingredients for a wonderful Christmas. We hope you find them all this festive season. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!

9. May this Christmas turn out to be better than you ever expected. Merry Christmas to you. Go out and spread the joy!

10. Good news from heaven the angels bring; Glad tidings to the earth they sing; To us this day a child is given; To crown us with the joy of heaven.

11. May you find more smiles on your face this Christmas than ever before! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Make it grand!

12. I wish Santa brings you the gift of never ending happiness this Christmas! May you and your family be blessed abundantly. Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

13. Not everyday does it happen that we get to wake up to a bright and beautiful Christmas morning. Make the most of today. Have a lovely Christmas.

14. Christmas songs in the background to set the mood, the lights are blinking, the eggnog is ready and family and friends are on their way. What else could you ask for?! Merry Christmas!

15. May Santa Claus bring you lots of gifts! May your home be filled with peace and bliss! May Jesus shower His abundant blessings on you! Here’s wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Promising New Year!

16. A song was heard at Christmas. To wake the midnight sky. A savior’s birth, and peace on earth and praise to God on high.

17. May this Christmas bring your way plenty of reasons to smile. I wish you and your family a very Happy and Joyous Christmas season.

18. May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill. And may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy. Have a Merry Christmas.

19. Wishing you a safe holiday season with the ones you love. Have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

20. The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other’s arms.

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21. May you and your family cherish the wonderful memories, of love, care and hope. May you live life in joy and peace. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

22. The Christmas Day brings memories, and kindest thoughts untold, Of friends we may not often see, But hope to always hold, So may the greeting be a link, In friendship’s precious chain, and may there be a Christmas Day, When we shall meet again!

23. May this Christmas bring you all the joys of heaven. May you have angels rejoicing at your doorstep. May Baby Jesus teach you the true meaning of life. May this Christmas bring you closer to him. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

24. May your hearts be filled with peace and faith in God. May your days of doubt be replaced with days of hope and cheer. May you and your family get nurtured with lots of love! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and to your loved ones!

25. Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, love divine,
Love was born at Christmas,
Stars and angels gave the sign.

26. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Soon the bells will start,
And the thing that will make them ring
Is the carol that you sing
Right within your heart.

27. May baby Jesus make all your dreams,
Aspirations and wishes come true.
May love and friendship come your way
To stay with you forever. I wish you
Have a perfect Christmas this year.

28. Tomorrow is Christmas Eve.
Tomorrow baby Jesus will be born.
Let us show him we follow his teachings
By sharing all we have with our peers.
Do it and you will be happy.

29. So many memories of our family Christmases together
Warm cookies, brightly wrapped presents,
A tree alight with colorful lights, and
The ever-present twinkle in your eyes.
Grandmother, we love you.

30. Merry Christmas wishes with the blessings
That you touch your dreams and attain your aspirations.
I wish you a merry and blessed Christmas!
May this Christmas increase your faith in God.

31. Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving, and of families united.

32. Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.

33. Life without you is like
Walking in a dark tunnel
But because of your light,
I know that I can make it through
That’s why saying Thank You will
Never be enough To thank you
For everything you do
Merry Christmas Mom

34. Christmas pinnings are my
Mother’s way of laughing;
She sews joy in to every day the
Way that some make clothing or knit.
This Christmas, I want you
To know that I notice.
Merry Xmas Mommy.

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35. The warmth of your embrace
The picture of your smile
The tenderness of your love
I always feel safe and sound
Every time you are around
You’re the best Mom! Merry Christmas.

36. A mom like you is the sweetest gift
That God has ever given me.
I thank Him for sending an angel
Who is always beside me.
You are the best among the rest.
I love you mom.
Merry Xmas.

37. Spread the love, happiness and Yuletide cheer to all you meet. Have a rocking Christmas.

38. At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year.

39. I am dreaming of white Christmas, with every Christmas card I write, May your days be Merry and bright, and May all your Christmases be white. Merry Christmas.

40. Spread the warmth of the Christmas season to all those around you and make this world a beautiful place to live in. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

41. May Santa and his elves bring you bundles of joy and the Yuletide cheer!

42. May this Christmas be filled with lots of presents but more importantly lots of love from the ones that matter most.

43. Don’t measure the height of your Christmas tree. Measure the abundance of the love present in your heart! Have a Blessed Christmas!

44. Giving and receiving love is the only guarantee of having a truly Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Wishing you and your family all the best.

45. My Christmas wish for you, my friend; Is not a simple one; For I wish you hope and joy and peace; Days filled with warmth and sun.

46. This Christmas, make it a point to bring a smile to every face you see. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Make it a special one!

47. This Christmas may you get the opportunity to explore joy and lots of love that Christmas brings your way. Happy Christmas to you and a Happy New Year ahead.

48. Wish you a Merry Christmas and may this festival bring abundant joy and happiness in your life!

49. During this special day, what really matters in not how many presents are under the Christmas tree, but that you are surrounded by the love of family and friends. Merry Christmas!

50. Sharing with you the Glory; the Wonder, the Miracle; of this Holy Season. Have a Blessed Christmas and New Year.

51. May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!

52. May you be blessed with a safe and happy Christmas. Lots of love.

53. Smile, sing and be glad! It’s Christmas! It’s Christmas! Merry Christmas to you and your family! May the blessings of the Lord remain with you today and forever!

54. A warm cup of eggnog, a chat with the family and a laugh with friends around the beautifully-decorated tree. Can Christmas get any better than this? Merry Christmas!

55. May our love find its way to your heart this holiday season. Have a wonderful time. Merry Christmas.

56. May this Christmas fill your hearts with warmth, peace and joy! Have a Holy and a Blessed Christmas!

57. May this year be more promising than the year before! Spread the happiness all around you! It’s Christmas! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family!

58. This Christmas may all your efforts turn into achievements. May you be rewarded in hundred fold. Merry Christmas to you my dearest one!

59. Merry Christmas, and may this new year bring you joy and laughter. To be happy is the greatest wish in life.

60. Love and Joy came down on the earth on Christmas day to make you happy and cheerful. May Christmas spread cheer in your life.

61. It’s 25th December! May God bless you and your loved ones the whole year round! Have a Joyous Christmas!

62. Santa already knows what I want for Christmas – YOU! Merry Christmas and watch out for the big bearded man coming to get you!

63. Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.

64. Wouldn’t life be worth the living; Wouldn’t dreams be coming true; If we kept the Christmas spirit; All the whole year through?

65. Christmas is the one time of the year when people of all religions come together to worship Jesus Christ.

66. May all your days be Merry and bright and may your Christmas be white! Merry Christmas!

67. The best gifts in life will never be found under a Christmas tree, those gifts are friends, family, children and the one you love.

68. Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without fun and loving family and friends like you! Merry Christmas!

69. This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.

70. Each moment in a day has its own value. Morning brings HOPE, Afternoon brings FAITH. Evening brings LOVE, Night brings REST. Hope you will have all of them every day. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

71. Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

72. May your holidays be the brightest and your new year full of hope.

73. A lovely Christmas greeting for a lovely person from a lovely heart in a lovely way to spread love in this special season.

74. I hope this Christmas is so merry you talk about it for years to come.

75. May your holiday season be blessed with peace love and joy. Sending you my heartfelt wishes. With joy that never ends.

76. Wish you the gifts of good cheer, good times and good memories…that last for years to come.

77. May this Christmas be bright and cheerful and may the new year begin a prosperous note!

78. Wish you a Merry Christmas and may this festival bring abundant joy and happiness in your life!

79. May all the sweet magic of Christmas conspire to gladden your hearts and fill your every desire.

80. May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope; The spirit of Christmas which is peace; The heart of Christmas which is love.”

81. Wishing you all the joys of the holiday season and a happy new year. Merry Christmas.

[ Read: Christmas Songs For Kids ]

82. I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. Merry Christmas.

83. Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.

84. Christmas waves magic wand over this world and behold everything is safer and more beautiful.

85. And the angel answered her, the Holy spirit will come upon you, and the power of the most high will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy the son of God.

86. May your Christmas and every day ahead sparkle with happiness and new surprises!

87. Merry Christmas for a very special friend. Christmas is all about, counting your blessings and being thankful for the things dear to you! I looked into my heart and found what it holds dearest. It is the gift of your friendship.

88. The season of love, joy and happiness. Christmas is forever. Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold. Wish you a joyous season.

89. Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘WHITE’.

90. Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.

91. The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much.

92. May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, the gladness of Christmas give you hope, the warmth of Christmas grant you love. Merry Christmas.

93. May the closeness of friends and the comfort of home, renew your spirits this Christmas.

94. Merry Christmas. May God bless you richly throughout this seasonal time.

95. Merry Christmas. May the Good Lord fulfill you with His promises and bestow on you His many blessings.

96. At this Christmas Season we remember and honor those who are no longer with us and cherish those who are.

97. Enjoy the holly days!

98. Christmas Prayer: Guardian angel pure and bright, please lead Santa here tonight.

99. If you don’t have Christmas in your heart, you won’t find it under the tree.

100. Happiness is a homespun Christmas!

101. May all the joys of the season be yours.

102. May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill, and may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy. Have a Merry Christmas. God bless you at Christmas and always. Best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year.

103. Love is the best gift of all! Merry Christmas.

104. Christmas is a claus for celebration. Merry Christmas.

105. He knows if you’ve been good or bad. Hope you have a Merry Christmas anyway.

106. Be on the lookout for jolly, old, fat, white-bearded men bearing gifts.

107. If you got everything you wanted for Christmas where would you put it?

108. Believe in Santa Clause, teddy bears and friends, and a magical joy that never ends!

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109. The sparkle in children’s eyes, of wonder and delight, shines brighter than any Christmas lights. Merry Christmas.

110. Christmas Cheer Recipe — Combine loads of good wishes, heart full of love and armfuls of hugs. Sprinkle with laughter and garnish with mistletoe. Top off with presents. Serves everyone!

111. The best Christmas of all is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up with one another. Merry Christmas.

112. Christmas nuts and happy hearts, this is how the season starts. Merry Christmas.

113. May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you and Heaven accept you! Merry Christmas.

114. For Christmas, decorate yourself with a smile! Merry Christmas.

115. May this Christmas find you surrounded by those you love and those who love you. Merry Christmas.

116. You’re on our list for a Christmas wish. Merry Christmas.

117. Our wish this Christmas, a world to grow in where children will be safe and free. Merry Christmas.

118. In this loveliest of seasons may you find many reasons for happiness. Merry Christmas.

119. “Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.” With this thought, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the luck the New Year could possibly bring to you.

120. A hug is the perfect Christmas gift, one size fits all and it’s easily returned. Merry Christmas.

121. Snowflakes are beautiful, pure and white, and like God’s children, no two are alike. Merry Christmas.

122. A wish for the merriest, happiest, jolliest Christmas ever. Merry Christmas.

123. May the closeness of friends and the comfort of home, renew your spirits this Christmas.

124. Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. May peace, love and prosperity follow you always.

Use these many Christmas wishes for kids, quotes and sayings to help your little ones make Christmas cards that they can then send out to their near and dear ones.

If you have any special Christmas wishes for children to add to this list, do share them here in the comments below.

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New Year Wishes For Kids

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If you’re planning on celebrating New Year’s Eve with kids, this activity is perfect for both children and adults- create a wishing wall full of wishes for the new year. Both kids and adults can write or draw their wishes on little pieces of paper and display them right at home to welcome the new year!

Follow our New Year’s Activities and Crafts for Kids Pinterest board!


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*This post was originally published on December 26, 2014 and has been updated.

New Year’s Eve with Kids: Create a Wishing Wall

I had been trying to think of a simple and meaningful activity for New Year’s Eve that we could all do together as a family. When I ran across this article on a wishing wall in Times Square, I was inspired to create our own wishing wall right at home- the perfect activity for any age!

As you think up wishes for the new year (either for you, your family, or the world itself), just write them on a little piece of paper and place them in a designated spot on your wall to create your own wishing wall. It’s a great way to focus on setting goals, as well as encouraging kids to think of others.

I love that pretty much any age can take part. Theo (age 3) drew his wishes in scribble writing, while Lucy (age 6) wrote hers using pictures and words.


How to Make Your Own Wishing Wall at Home

Place all your materials for writing near your designed space for your wishing wall. Make sure the materials are accessible to everyone so each family member can record wishes as he/she thinks of them throughout the days leading to New Year’s Eve.



We used sticky notes, colored pencils, and markers to record our wishes.



I placed all the materials on a little table right below a chalkboard that we decided to use for our wishing wall. (I even got to try out my new chalk markers to create the title on our chalkboard!)



We’ll be keeping all the materials out all week so we can write any more wishes that come to mind up until New Year’s Eve!



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Chinese New Year

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Chinese New Year

Interesting Facts for Kids

Here are some interesting Chinese New Year Facts which were chosen and researched by kids especially for kids.

This new year celebration is also called Lunar New Year and celebrated also as Spring Festival. It is celebrated in January or February in many countries around the world.

This year, the first month of the new lunar year starts according to the Chinese calendar on 5 February 2019.  

Happy Chinese New Year - 2019 - Year of the Pig

Many countries celebrate the new year according to the Chinese Calendar and not only to our calendar which is the Gregorian calendar starting on the 1st of January.

Lunar New Year is an important public holiday for many countries including China, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Taiwan. In many countries, Chinese communities celebrate in the city's 'Chinatown' districts.

What is Chinese New Year?

This important date on the Chinese calendar has been celebrated for many centuries. During the festivities ancestors are honoured and traditional ceremonies are held where people get together and welcome the new year with customs that shall bring good luck, good fortune, wealth, prosperity and happiness.

The spring festival festivities for the new year take 15 days in most countries. The new year is often celebrated with dragon dances, lion dances, gift exchanging and fireworks. It ends typically with lantern festivals on the 15th day of the first calendar month. See below an image from the Pingxi Sky Festival which is celebrated in Taiwan every year to end the new year's festivities.

Lantern Festival in Taiwan

The Chinese Calendar

The Chinese calendar is about one month behind our (so called Gregorian) calendar as it has between 30 and 50 more days per year. And the Chinese zodiac calendar has a cycle of 12 years. The calendar was started on astronomical observations of the moon's phases.

Each year a Chinese zodiac animal is the symbol for the year.

The 12 Chinese zodiac animals are: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.

Look again at the listing of animals! They always come in the same order, so 2018 was the year of the dog, 2019 is the year of the pig and 2020 will be the year of the rat. Which year will it be in 2021? (We share the answer at the bottom of the page under 'Resources')

Lunar New Year Wishes

People wish each other good luck, happiness and wealth for the new year. The words used most in good wishes are: happiness, wealth, prosperity, prosperous, auspicious

'Gong Xi Fa Cai' means 'Have a prosperous new year'

Most common are the Mandarin words: Gong Xi Fa Cai (try to pronounce it as Gong-she-faa-tsai) and the Cantonese: Gong Hey Fat Choy (pronounce it as: Gong Hee Faat Choy). Both wishes mean: Wishing you a prosperous new year. 

Chinese New Year Food

People eat ‘auspicious food’ during the new year period. For many, this means fish dishes. A fish is a symbol of good luck, wealth and healthy life.

Dumplings are traditionally eaten during the festivities. These little round rice flour balls are often filled with vegetables. Mandarin oranges, dried fruit and even sweets are seen as lucky food. Candy boxes and little round shaped biscuits symbolising gold or fortune are served everywhere.

And make sure your plate is never empty, as this would be seen as your luck has run out. Food is often prepared up to a week before, so one must not use a knife or fire for cooking on New Years day, as cutting with a knife for many would symbolise ill luck.

A popular food are long noodles that symbolise good fortune as well as a long life.

Typical 'good luck dish' Yusheng

A typical new year's dish is Yusheng. This raw fish salad with rice or long noodles is eaten during by many during the festive period.

Many eat Yusheng on the seventh day of the new year. The dish is a symbol for wealth and longevity, this fish salad is usually served in a huge dish in the middle of a table, where family members and friends toss the noodles in the big bowl together and then eat.

Lunar New Year Traditions

Dragon dances and lion dance festivals will usher in the new year in many cities. Some families may even invite a dance troupe into their homes as well.

Lunar New Year Dragon Dance in Vietnam

Firecrackers are lit as these shall bring good luck and fortune. However, due to security reasons, firecrackers are banned in many areas nowadays and official fireworks displays are held instead.

On the second day of the new year, families will visit each other and hand over little gifts. And sometimes the family dog gets a gift too!

Gifts are handed money or little tokens in red packets or envelopes as these symbolise prosperity and happiness. Married family members hand red envelopes (called hongbao in Mandarin) with money to others to show their goodwill and give blessings for the new year to the other family members.

Children sometimes get oranges, sweets or coins. Always make sure to give an even number of gifts or in the amount of money. So always at least two mandarins, two packets or two coins. And the number eight is considered an especially lucky or auspicious number.

Typical Lunar New Year gifts

The bright colours and especially red colours are seen as a lucky symbol. Red decorations, lanterns and colourful symbols can be seen everywhere. These shall attract luck and prosperity for the year to come.

Many people dress mainly in red coloured clothing for the festivities. Often people also buy new clothes to show that a fresh beginning is celebrated with the new year. In the Mandarin language, the word for ‘red’ has the same sound as the word for ‘prosperous’.

Chinese New Year Customs: What not to do

There are some rules when observing Chinese New Year. For example, scissors and brooms are banned to stay in the cupboards on the first day of Lunar New Year. These tools are considered to create bad luck for the year to come and brush away the good luck. So better keep them out of sight and out of action on this day!

  • Do not wash or cut your hair on the first days of the Lunar New Year. This would be seen as a sign of washing and cutting away good luck.
  • Do not clean your house with a broom on the first day of Lunar New Year. Cleaning is a sign of swiping away good luck - so if one has to clean something away, then it must be done after dark.
  • Do not do laundry on Chinese New Year. Doing laundry means washing away of good luck and wealth.
  • Don’t give gifts which are black or white in colour. Also do not give clocks or watches or shoes. Watches would mean that time is running out and shoes would mean that one could walk away from the friendship or relationship.
  • Don't give gifts in uneven numbers. Always give gifts in pairs such as two oranges or two coins.
  • Don't dress in white, black or dark blue during this time. Wear colourful clothing, especially red, orange, and yellow colours are appreciated.

Chinese Zodiac Signs

The Chinese distinguish between five types of each animal species in their zodiac according to the elements: fire, earth, metal, wood and water.

The Chinese zodiac signs will be combined with the five elements. There are five different specific animals such as the fire rooster (2017) or the earth ox (2009) or metal/gold tiger (2010). For 2019 we should say: 2019 is the Year of the earth pig. 

People are assigned a zodiac sign according to their year of their birth. And zodiac signs are said to show certain characteristics. 'Pig' characteristics would apply then for people born in the 'year of the pig': These people are considered as energetic, enthusiastic, tolerant and hard working but sometimes a bit overconfident and very busy.

Are you or anybody in your family born in the year of the dog? The last ‘pig’ years were: 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971 or 1959.

Chinese New Year - Resources


Chinese New Year - Answer to question in section titled 'Chinese Calendar': 2021 will be the year of the ox.


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