Chinese New Year is one of the most important festivals in Singapore. It is celebrated on the new moon of the first month according to the lunar calendar, and is a time for family reunions and scrumptious feasts.
Year of Dragon: 2012
January 23 is the traditional beginning of Chinese New Year in 2012, the “Lunar New Year”, we wish you a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year in the year of Dragon!
People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the “Year of the Dragon,” while also bearing the following elemental sign:
- 16 February 1904 – 3 February 1905: Wood Dragon
- 3 February 1916 – 22 January 1917: Fire Dragon
- 23 January 1928 – 9 February 1929: Earth Dragon
- 8 February 1940 – 26 January 1941: Metal Dragon
- 27 January 1952 – 13 February 1953: Water Dragon
- 13 February 1964 – 1 February 1965: Wood Dragon
- 31 January 1976 – 17 February 1977: Fire Dragon
- 17 February 1988 – 5 February 1989: Earth Dragon
- 5 February 2000 – 23 January 2001: Metal Dragon
- 23 January 2012 – 9 February 2013: Water Dragon
- 10 February 2024 – 28 January 2025: Wood Dragon
Do you know that dragon is the only animal in Chinese zodiac sign that is legendary. Wish you a prosperous year in 2012!
Chinese New Year Greeting Messages
Some readers asked for Chinese Lunar New Year greeting messages and phrases, so let’s share some (feel free to share what you know in the comment too):
- Happy Chinese New Year
- Gong Xi Fa Chai – wish you enlarge your wealth
- Xin Nian Kuai Le – Happy Chinese New Year
- Sui Sui Ping An – everlasting peace year after year
- gōng xǐ fā cái, hóng bāo ná lái – Congratulations and be prosperous, now give me a red envelope!
- Warm wishes to you on Chinese New Year
- Wan Shi Ru Yi – All the best
Send your Chinese New Year greetings via SMS or you can even write it on the red envelope.
New Year Greetings in Chinese
- 恭祝您的事业蒸蒸日上，新年更有新气象！Wish your business flourishing, the New Year the new atmosphere!
Anything you know not on the list above? Feel free to share your greetings below.
Celebration of Chinese New Year at Chinatown
Between Jan 1 and Feb 21, you should visit Chinatown at least once to get a feeling of the Chinese New Year in the year of dragon.
Get a headstart for the Year of the Dragon by participating in the Chinatown Wishing Tree Online Campaign, blending the best of tradition with technology!
Make a wish for Singapore, yourself or your loved ones online. Just tick the wishes of your choice or simply write your own.
Submit your wishes online and stand to win yourself an iPad! Participants will be entered into our lucky draw that will be held over 5 weeks with a total of 10 iPad 2 to be won!