传统中国节日 traditional Chinese festival
小年 off year
春节 the Spring Festival
农历 lunar calendar
正月 lunar January; the first month by lunar calendar
除夕 Lunar New Year’s Eve
初一 the beginning of New Year
元宵节 the Lantern Festival
春运 Spring Festival travel rush
年糕 rice cake; New Year cake
团圆饭 family reunion dinner
年夜饭 the dinner on New Year’s Eve
饺子 jiao-zi; Chinese meat ravioli；dumpling
汤圆 dumplings made of sweet rice
八宝饭 Chinese rice pudding
糖果盘 candy tray
什锦糖 assorted candies-sweet
糖莲子 candied lotus seed
花生糖 peanut candy
蜜冬瓜 candied winter melon
红枣 red dates
过年 guo-nian; have the Spring Festival
全家团圆 family reunion
对联 poetic couplet
春联 Spring Festival couplets
年画 New Year paintings
年货 special purchases for the Spring Festival
串门 drop in/ stop by/ come round
春节联欢晚会 Spring Festival Gala/Chinese New Year Gala
敬酒 propose a toast
红包 red envelopes
舞狮 lion dance
舞龙 dragon dance
戏曲 traditional opera
杂耍 variety show; vaudeville
灯谜 riddles written on lanterns
灯会 exhibit of lanterns
拜年 make New Year’s call
祭祖 offer sacrifices to one’s ancestors
去晦气 get rid of the ill-fortune
压岁钱 gift money; money given to children as a Lunar New Year gift
辞旧岁 bid farewell to the old year
扫房子 spring cleaning; general house-cleaning
秧歌 Yangge dance
一帆风顺 wish you every success
财源广进 may a river of gold flow into your pocket
万事如意 hope everything goes your way
岁岁平安 may you start safe and sound all year round
名列前茅 always come first in examinations
鹏程万里 have a bright future
风调雨顺 timely wind and rain bring good harvest
国泰民安 wish our country flourishes and people live in peace
祝你新的一年快乐幸福。Wish you happiness and prosperity in the coming year.
祝新年快乐并致以良好的祝福。Wish best wishes for a happy New Year.
谨祝新年快乐，大吉大利。I hope you have a happy and prosperous New Year.
At New Year and always, may peace and love fill your heart, beauty fill your world, and contentment and joy fill your days.
Good luck, good health, good cheer. I wish you a happy New Year.
May the New Year bring many good things and rich blessings to you and all those you love.
I would like to wish you a joyous new year and express my wish for your happiness and good future.
May the beauty and joy of New Year always remain with you.
新年快乐。Happy New Year.
春节快乐。Happy Spring Festival.
祝贺佳节。With the compliments of the season.
愿节日的愉快伴你一生。May the season’s joy fill you all the year round.
祝福您，新年快乐。Season’s greetings and best wishes for the New Year.
请接受我节日的祝贺。Please accept my season’s greetings.
衷心祝福来年快乐、幸运。Warm greetings and best wishes for happiness and good luck in the coming year.
祝来年好运，并取得更大的成就。Good luck and great success in the coming New Year.
May the glow of the New Year candle fill your heart with peace and pleasure and make your New Year bright. Have a love filled New Year.
May the New Year be a time of laughter and real enjoyment for you. Best wishes.
In the season of joy, I present my sincere wishes and kind thoughts. May the New Year outshine the past years.
Hope you enjoy the happiness of New Year and all the trimmings.
Wish you joy at this holy season. Happiness will always be with you.
恭祝健康、幸运，新年快乐。Good health, good luck and much happiness throughout the year.
祝快乐幸福永伴你左右。May the joy and happiness around you today and always.
Please accept my sincere wishes for the New Year. Wish you good health.
I give you endless brand-new good wishes. Please accept them as a new rememberance of our lasting friendship.
恭贺新禧，万事如意。Best wishes for the holidays and happiness throughout the New Year.
Best wishes for your happiness in the New Year.
Please accept our wishes for you and your family for a happy New Year.
May the coming New Year bring you joy, love and peace.
Season’s greetings and sincere wishes for a bright and happy New Year.
Allow me to congratulate you on the arrival of the New Year and to extend to you all my best wishes for your perfect health and lasting prosperity.
On the occasion of the New Year, may my wife and I extend to you and yours ours warmest greetings, wishing you a happy New Year, your career greater success and your family happiness.
May everything beautiful and best be condensed into this card. I sincerely wish you happiness, cheerfulness and success.
May the bright and festive glow of the New Year candle warm the days all the year through. Hope you will have a wonderful time enjoying New Year that is happy in every way.