Gong Xi Fa Cai’s Meaning Actually Not Happy Chinese New Year

Suara.com – So far, most Indonesians think that Gong Xi Fa Cai means happy Chinese New Year. Even though it doesn’t mean that, you know.

Chinese New Year itself is a big day celebration for ethnic Chinese around the world. The Chinese New Year celebrations fall on the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar.

This year, the celebration of Chinese New Year or Chinese New Year falls on Friday, February 12, 2021.

This series of Chinese New Year events is usually held for 15 days, which is then closed by the Cap Go Meh festival which coincides with the full moon.

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At the Chinese New Year celebration, people wished Gong Xi Fa Cai as their congratulations to those who celebrated it. Though the meaning of Gong Xi Fa Cai is not that. Then what does that mean?

Arti Gong Xi Fa Cai

Quoted from TheStar (11/2/2021), a senior lecturer majoring in Chinese Studies, University of Malaya, Prof Dr Yam Kah Kean said “Gong Xi Fa Cai” literally means “good luck getting more wealth”. He explained that the words did not actually have a strong representation of “Happy Lunar New Year”.

Yam Kah Kean explained that ethnic Chinese prefer to use “Xin Nian Kuai Le” as a “Happy Chinese New Year” greeting.

“Some believe that the term (Gong Xi Fa Cai) is more focused on material gain than the spirit of togetherness, so they prefer to call Xin Nian Kuai Le, which means Happy New Year,” said Yam Kah Kean.

Also Read: 50 Chinese New Year Greetings 2021 in Different Languages

The meaning of Gong Xi Fa Cai is a speech that contains hope and prayers in the new year.

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