Chinese New Year Buffalo Style

Happy Chinese New Year. Some greetings for you…

新年好 / 新年好 (Xīnnián hǎo)

“New Year goodness!”

In Mandarin: /sshin-nyen haoww/
In Cantonese: /sen-nin haow/

恭喜发财 / 恭喜發財 (Gōngxǐ fācái)

“Happiness and prosperity!”

In Mandarin: /gong-sshee faa-tseye/
In Cantonese: Kunghei fatchoy /gong-hey faa-chwhy/

步步高升 / 步步高陞 (Bùbù gāoshēng)

“A steady rise to high places!” — “on the up and up”

In Mandarin: /boo-boo gaoww-shnng /
In Cantonese: /boh-boh goh-sshin /

Want to see how people celebrate Chinese New Year Buffalo style? Many people came together at the UB Center for the Arts to enjoy performances from people of all ages. Here is a video of the Year of the Fire Monkey festivities taken by Mark Weber: