Happy New Year of the Pig

Happy New Year sign in Taiwan using character for pig

The sign in the picture above says 豬事如意 (zhūshì rúyì). This sounds the same as the common New Year's saying 諸事如意 (zhūshì rúyì) which means something like "May you get everything you wish for." Except the first character on the sign has substituted 諸 (zhū), which means all or every, with the character for pig (豬 zhū). The coming Lunar New Year marks the beginning of the Year of the Pig. 

Another popular saying using the character for pig is 豬年行大運 (zhūnián xíng dàyùn) which roughly translates as, "May you have great luck in the Year of the Pig."

I'd like to wish everyone a happy and safe Lunar New Year festival.  

decorations for the Lunar New Year celebrations at Taipei County Government building

3 thoughts on “Happy New Year of the Pig

  1. Pingback: The Chinese New Year Celebration » fiLi’s world

  2. 雖然晚了一點點,但是在這裡跟您拜個晚年,

  3. Shi-ru, many thanks for your good wishes. I hope you and your family enjoyed the New Year celebrations 🙂


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