What does “Gong Xi Fa Cai” actually mean?
Gong Xi (恭禧) is congratulations or respectfully wishing one joy
Fa Cai (發財) is to become rich or to make money.
Thus, Gong Xi Fa Cai means wishing you to be prosperous in the coming year.
Where does “yee sang” come from?
- Chasing away negative energies - the sounding of the drums and cymbals will clear an area of negative and stale chi, allowing a fresh start to be made
- Scaring away evil spirits - the powerful dance and presence of a Lion or Dragon is sufficient to scare away evil spirits from a premises, ensuring that business is unimpeded and that your efforts are met with success
- Bringing in auspiciousness - as symbols of strength and good luck, the presence of a Lion or Dragon on an auspicious occasion will bring good luck
Happy Prosperous Chinese New Year to everyone and Gong Xi Fa Cai... May you all be overwhelmed with all the good things coming your way this year.... It's a 'Goat' (Good) year 'Kambing' (Goat in Malay language/ rhymes with Coming) our way!!!!
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