Happy Chinese New Year 2023 – CNY Wishes, Greetings and Quotes

Unlike the traditional January 1st New Year, the date of Chinese New Year varies from year to year since it is based on the lunar calendar.

However, Chinese New Year consistently falls on the second New Moon after the winter solstice. In China, the Chinese New Year is more commonly known as Spring Festival.

Names aside, celebrations generally start on the eve of the New Year and end on the 15th day with the Lantern Festival where decorated lanterns are displayed in temples. Chinese Year 4717 starts on January 22nd of 2023 and it’s the Year of the Rabbit.

On Chinese New Year, people wish each other unique messages, sayings, and quotes. They also greet their colleagues, teachers, and superiors. Messages are delivered for good fortune, wealth, health, and prosperity.

The world record for most text messages sent in a day is broken each year during the Chinese New Year.

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Happy Chinese New Year 2023 Rabbit Zodiac sign, with gold paper cut art and craft style on color background for greeting card, flyers, poster (Chinese Translation: happy New Year 2023, year of Rabbit)

How to Wish Someone Happy Chinese New Year 2023

The most frequent way to wish someone a happy New Year in Chinese is “Gong Xi Fa Cai (Mandarin) or Gong Hey Fat Choy (Cantonese) ” which translates “Happiness and prosperity”.

The Lunar New Year does not begin until you hear, “I wish you prosperity and wealth.” Money is extremely important to support the family and it is an indispensable need of ours. This wish expresses the desire for the person to whom it is addressed to have a lot of money. In China, but also in the entire diaspora, this is still one of the most common Chinese New Year’s wishes.


We can also wish good luck to our family and friends in the coming year using “Xin Nian Kuai le, wan shi ru yi” which translates “Happy New Year and I hope all goes well with you”

Why wish someone just a happy New Year? One can add the desire that we send to the recipient of the wish not to lose hope that all things in his life will go well.

Happy New Year and good luck! This is one of the most common wishes of the Chinese Lunar New Year 2023 and one of the most ubiquitous and can be addressed to both young and old, close relatives and acquaintances.

Other popular and traditional Chinese New Year 2023 Greetings are:

  • Gong hei fat choy ! May all your dreams come true. I wish you a very happy new year with good luck, health, and prosperity.
  • Nián nián yǒu yú nyen-nyen yoh-yoo! Happy Chinese New Year 2023!
  • Celebrate the Year of the Water Rabbit in festive fashion! Chinese Happy New Year !
  •  May the Year of the Rabbit bring you good luck & good fortune. Happy Chinese New Year 2023!
  •  May peace and prosperity come to you in the New Year! Gong Xi Fa Chai! 2023 Happy Chinese New Year!

Because 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit, Chinese New Year’s wishes should also contain the words  “happy” and “Rabbit” .

  • Wishing you luck in the year of the Rabbit!
  • Wishing you forge ahead with the vigor and vitality of the rabbit!


Happy Chinese New Year 2023 Messages for Friends

  • May this year bring you lots of happiness and witness you becoming a much better person. Wishing you good health and abundance in the New Year 2023.
  • Happy Lunar New Year, buddy. I pray for all your wishes to come true. Stay blessed!
  • Best Wishes for the Chinese New Year to fulfill your hopes and dreams. Have a wonderful Chinese New Year with your family and friends
  • Happy Chinese New Year 2023 of the Rabbit my dear friend!
  • We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is Chinese New Year’s Day.
  • Years come and go, But this year I especially wish you, a double dose of health and happiness topped with loads of good fortune. Have a great year ahead! HAPPY YEAR OF THE RABBIT!!!!

A happy Lunar New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I’ve played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here!


Oh my Dear, Forget your Fear,
Let all your Dreams be Clear,
Never put Tear, Please Hear,
I want to tell one thing in your Ear
Wishing you a very Happy CHINESE NEW YEAR 2023!


I Wish God gives You…
12 Month of Happiness,
52 Weeks of Fun,
365 Days Success,
8760 Hours Good Health,
52600 Minutes Good Luck,
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2023 !

Funny Chinese New Year 2023 Messages

Some of the most interesting and funny Chinese New Year messages are :

  • Merry Christmas, Enjoy New Year, Happy Easter, Good luck on Valentines, Spooky Halloween & Happy Birthday. Now bug off and don’t annoy me for the next 12 months!!!!
  • Chinese New Year’s Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. Happy Chinese  New Year 2023.
  • There have been many times in 2023
    When I may disturb you
    Troubled you
    Irritated you
    Bugged you
    On Chinese New Year’s Day, I just wanna tell you
    I plan to continue it in the Year of the Rabbit 2023!

Year of the Rabbit 2023 Greetings for Colleagues

Happy chinese new year 2023 and I hope all goes well with you
  • Dear colleagues, Chinese New Year is here, it is the year of the Rabbit! I wish you to have the audacity and courage to enjoy great success with your loved ones. In the new year, be richer, healthier, and happier!
  • The Chinese New Year is knocking at the door! Dear colleagues, I wish you to live the coming year as you wish, without sadness, without disappointments, but with a smile on your face, always with money in your pocket and with the hope that it will be even better with each passing day in the calendar. Always have good and devoted friends by your side! Happy Chinese New Year 2023!
  • In the new Year of the Rabbit 2023, I wish you to be healthy, to grow professionally, to receive generous bonuses, to have as easy working days as possible, to have your wishes fulfilled. Happy New Year! 

Chinese New Year 2023 Messages for Bosses & Business

In order to have a good business relationship with your bosses and customers, it is good to share a few auspicious wishes for the Chinese New Year. 

  • “May the Chinese New Year 2023 find you with good thoughts and dear friends and reserve for you the highest achievements”
  • “May love, wisdom, trust and generosity guide your steps in the new year! Happy Chinese Year in 2023! ” 
  • “May all the dreams you make in these magical days come true and may the road to their realization bring you joy in your hearts, and happiness and abundance in your homes. Happy Year of the Rabbit 2023! ”
  • “ A year richer in accomplishments, higher in aspirations, and full of success. Happy Chinese New Year 2023!”