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Gong Xi Fa Cai

… which is, near as I can tell from the Interwebz, the English spelling of what, phonetically, I’d learned as “gung hei fat choy” — Happy Chinese New Year.  This year, Chinese New Year falls on January 31st, and 2014 is the Year of the Horse.  Thought I’d share a few of the nicer images I’ve seen to celebrate the occasion.  (There are some even nicer ones that are copyrighted and/or not free, and I’m not sharing those … if any of the ones I am sharing are violating anyone’s rules, please just let me know and I’ll take them down with a big mea culpa.)

Also — if you have a nice one you’d like to share, send it hither and I’ll add it to the gallery!

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5 thoughts on “Gong Xi Fa Cai

  1. Lovely selection. I’ll have to add them to my gallery. I’ll share what i have in my next blog, today

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  2. Hurray another new years 🙂 Gung hay fat choy is Cantonese and Gong Xi Fa Cai is in Mandarin. These are lovely! Saw this one recently on a purse:

    http://www.jingdaily.com/spring-festival-spotlight-carolina-herreras-year-of-the-horse-matryoshka-bag/41502/

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    • Thanks, Farah, for clearing that up for me! I think Cantonese predominates among the Chinese populations here in Toronto, which would explain why gung hay fat choy is the more familiar version for me. (That and asking for char siu steamed buns is about the extent of my linguistic prowess, I’m afraid.)

      As for that purse, it’s gorgeous — and I suspect that if you have to ask how much it is, you can’t afford it. 🙂

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  3. Here are some more Year of the Horse graphics, as collected by Life, The Universe and Everything: http://debandtoby.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/year-of-the-horse/

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