Gong Xi Fa Cai

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Chinese New Year on Tuesday, February 5, marks the Year of the Earth Pig, the last animal in the Chinese zodiac. Every year, 130 million migrant workers in China make their way home for New Year celebrations creating the world’s largest human migration. Many events are planned here in Pattaya, a list of which can be found on page 2. Gong Hei Fat Choy is the traditional greeting in Cantonese, which is spoken in parts of southern China and Hong Kong. It directly translates to “wishing you great happiness and prosperity.” In Mandarin, the official language of China, the same greeting is “Gong Xi Fa Cai” (pronounced gong she fa tsai). Whichever you prefer, we at Pattaya Mail wish you a most healthy, happy and prosperous Chinese New Year. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
Chinese New Year on Tuesday, February 5, marks the Year of the Earth Pig, the last animal in the Chinese zodiac. Every year, 130 million migrant workers in China make their way home for New Year celebrations creating the world’s largest human migration. Many events are planned here in Pattaya, a list of which can be found on page 2. Gong Hei Fat Choy is the traditional greeting in Cantonese, which is spoken in parts of southern China and Hong Kong. It directly translates to “wishing you great happiness and prosperity.” In Mandarin, the official language of China, the same greeting is “Gong Xi Fa Cai” (pronounced gong she fa tsai). Whichever you prefer, we at Pattaya Mail wish you a most healthy, happy and prosperous Chinese New Year. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)