GONG XI FA CAI
恭 喜 發 財 . (Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái)
Malaysia is one of the most cultural countries as we celebrate our traditional festival together without counting any races. In Malaysia, we have our own unique way to celebrate our CNY. This book shares how do Malaysians celebrate Chinese New Year.
During Chinese New Year, the first thing that comes to your mind is “恭喜發財” (Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái) when you first speak to anyone. It literally means “congratulations on getting more wealth”. Then “ 紅包拿來” (Hóng Bāo Ná Lái) will be replied humorously. This means “gives me red packet”.