Greetings you can use this Chinese New Year that share the blessings of God

Salt&Light wishes all Chinese readers a Blessed Lunar New Year!

by Christine Leow // February 7, 2024, 8:17 pm


Here are meaningful Chinese New Year greetings Christians can use to bless others this festive season. Photo by RDNE Stock project:

It’s the Lunar New Year! You visit a home, you encounter a friend on the streets, you meet a colleague, and you want to wish them well during this festive season. 

But every Chinese New Year greeting you know seems somehow too worldly. For instance:

  • 恭喜发财 “May you be happy and prosperous.” But we know that true joy is found in the presence of God. (1 Thessalonians 3:9)
  • 财源广进 “May you have much wealth and treasures.” But we are admonished not to pursue wealth. (Proverbs 23:4)
  • 心想事成 “May you have all your heart desires.” But our hearts are deceitful and we should seek God first. (Jeremiah 17:9-10 and Matthew 6:33)

Then there is the tricky issue of this being the Year of the Dragon. The mythical creature is a Chinese symbol of power. 龙马精神 “May you have the spirit of the dragon and the horse.” But the dragon is a symbol of rebellion in the Bible. (Revelation 12:3) 

To have a way to still greet our family and friends warmly this Chinese New Year, Salt&Light consulted pastors for a Christian spin to traditional greetings. 

For the new year

  • 忘记背后辞旧岁, 努力面前迎新春
    Let us forget the year that has passed and work towards welcoming the new year. (Philippians 3:13)
  • 敬虔度日守真道
    Live godly lives, hold to the truth.
  • 相爱和睦享平安
    Love one another and live in peace with each other. (1 Peter 3:8, Titus 2:12-13)
  • 新春蒙恩又蒙福
    May your new year be filled with God’s grace and blessing.
  • 新年蒙福
    Blessed new year!

For an abundant life

  • 愿您领受神源源不断的福分!祝您福杯满溢!
    May you receive God’s abundant blessings and may your cup run over.
  • 有神,您的人生有如向日葵光辉灿烂、芬香绽放!
    With God, your life will be as bright and fragrant as a sunflower.
  • 丰衣足食主施恩
    It is God who provides abundantly out of His grace.
  • 愿您大小安康,满有主的喜乐!
    May all in your household experience God’s joy.

For good health (especially for the elderly)

  • 祝您新年快乐、身心灵安康、主愛永伴随着
    Have a Happy New Year. May your body and soul be well, and God’s love be with you.
  • 祝您 新春蒙恩, 身心健康
    May your new year be filled with God’s grace and may you be healthy in body and soul.
  • 益寿延年神赐福
    May God bless you with a long life.
  • 祝您 在新的一年, 主恩足够用, 怎样的日子, 怎样的力量
    In this new year, May God’s grace upon you be abundant. May you enjoy strength all your days.

These blessings were contributed by 


Blessings to add to your hongbaos this Chinese New Year

How should a Christian celebrate Chinese New Year?

3 ways to have a better Lunar New Year

About the author

Christine Leow

Christine believes there is always a story waiting to be told, which led to a career in MediaCorp News. Her idea of a perfect day involves a big mug of tea, a bigger muffin and a good book.