Chinese New Year 2011 Greetings

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The Year of the Metal Rabbit begins on Feb. 3, 2011.

You can send greetings to your Chinese-Filipino friends by saying Kung Hei Fat Choi, Kiong Hee Huat Tsai, or Kong Xi Fa Tsai. It is often mistaken to mean Happy New Year but it actually means “Congratulations and be prosperous.” But which of the three greetings are more appropriate to use in the Philippines? “Kung Hei Fat Choi,” which has been the more popular one, is Cantonese; Kiong Hee Huat Tsai is Hokkien; and Kong Xi Fa Tsai in Mandarin. Considering that majority of the Chinoys here in our country speak the Hokkien dialect then the right greeting would be Kiong Hee Huat Tsai.

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7 comments on “Chinese New Year 2011 Greetings
  1. A special Chinese New Year wish for everyone.

  2. Proud Pinoy says:

    @Facunda: Tama! I second your motion!

  3. Facunda says:

    Kelan pa naging Feb. 3 ang new year sa pinas, bakit nauuso na sa pinoy ang makicelebrate kahit hindi namn chiinese? hindi naman tayo chinese, let chinese people celebrates chinese new year. January 1 lang ang new na alam ko sa pinas kaya nga new year eh.

  4. kiieyyanicee says:

    Kiong Hee Huat Tsai =))

  5. kiieyyanicee says:

    Kiong Hee Huat Tsai

  6. TsiNay says:

    Mandarin is the Universal Chinese language; therefore, Gong Xi Fa Cai is more appropriate/RIGHT!

  7. KAPUSO AKO 4EVER!!!!! says:


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