Happy Lunar New Year!
Every year of the Chinese lunar calendar, one of 12 animal symbols of the Chinese zodiac: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Boar are represented. This year is the year of the Horse (馬 午), if you’re born on these years: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930, 1918, 1906— it’s your year. I’m told that the horse year is a year of improving oneself, those who are the year of the horse are bright, warm-hearted, intelligent, and energetic.
At Disneyland, the Happy Lunar New Year Celebration begins January 31 – February 2, at Disney California Adventure park from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. There will be a Chinese dragon dance troupe, lion dancers and Vietnamese and Korean dance groups will join Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip ‘n’ Dale, Mulan and Mushu in Paradise Garden for the celebration.
Chinese Mandarin: 新年快乐 (xin nian kuai le) / 新年好 (xin nian hao)
Chinese Cantonese: sun lin fi lok / kung hé fat tsoi
Indonesian: selamat tahun baru
Korean: 새해 복 많이 받으세요 (seh heh bok mani bat uh seyo)
Vietnamese: Chúc Mừng Nǎm Mới / Cung Chúc Tân Niên / Cung Chúc Tân Xuân
Japanese: あけまして おめでとう ございます (akemashite omedetô gozaimasu)