Kung Hei Fat Choi! Or was it Gung Hei Faat Coi, Kung Hey Fat Choy or Gung Hay Faat Choi?
Bothersome (sly, mysterious, pain-in-the-neck, lovable) Cantonese! Can we agree on nothing?
Well, no matter how you chose to romanize the traditional Cantonese Lunar New Year greeting, 恭喜發財 means:
Congratulations and may you prosper (in the New Year)!
Please enjoy these photos from 2016’s New Year Wishing Festival in Lam Tsuen, Hong Kong.
For more background on the Wishing Festival (and a suggested list (!) of possible wishes) please see this older post: Hong Kong Wishing Festival: “The Hope will be real*” (*even if your house won’t actually fill with gold).