CUPE Local 15 Executive and Society boards wants to wish everyone a Happy Lunar New Year.
新年快乐 pronounced “sun nin fai lok” in Cantonese and “xīn nián kuài lè” in mandarin. This phrase is meant to wish you a happy new year.
恭喜发财 pronounced “gong hei fat choy,” in Cantonese and :gōngxǐ fācái” in Mandarin. This phrase is meant to wish you prosperity and good fortune.
身体健康 pronounced “ sun tai gin hong” in Cantonese and “shēn tǐ jiàn kāng” in mandarin. This phrase is meant to wish you good health.
心想事成 pronounced “sum sheung si sing” in Cantonese and “xīn xiǎng shì chéng” in mandarin. This phrase means may all your wishes come true.
This year the official day is January 22, 2023 and is the year of the Rabbit as per the Chinese zodiac sign.
Technically, we celebrate one week before and one week after this day, with every day in the two-week period having a special meaning or purpose. Every family will have differing ways to celebrate each day via various customs, traditions, and beliefs that is usually centered around “out with the old and in with the new”, as it relates to health, work, family, children, education, wealth, fortune, etc.
So from our families to yours, may the year of the Rabbit bring you good health, lots of wealth, and prosperity.