恭喜發財 – gong1 xi3 fa1 cai2 – this is the traditional New Years greeting wishing happiness and prosperity
祝馬年行大運 – zhu4 ma3 nian2 xing2 da4 yun4 – Wishing you good luck in the Year of the Horse
There are many foods associated with Chinese New Year. Many families eat 柚子 (pomelo) fruit and kids can even make funny hats from the skin of the fruit to ‘horse around’ with. CNY pun intended.
Happy CNY everyone!