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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

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Comments

Pingback from The Chinese New Year Celebration » fiLi’s world
Time February 17, 2007 at 5:02 pm

[...] David on Formosa with a Chinese wordgame for the Chinese New Year of the Pig. [...]

Comment from Shi-ru
Time February 27, 2007 at 1:05 pm

雖然晚了一點點,但是在這裡跟您拜個晚年,
祝您
新年快樂
萬事如意

Comment from David Reid
Time February 27, 2007 at 3:57 pm

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

謝謝你的祝福
也祝你新年快樂