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Chinese Year of The Rabbit


As the 4th animal sign in 12-year circle of Chinese zodiac, the Rabbit represents longevity and good luck and is one of the most likeable signs because Rabbit people are affectionate, agreeable generous, and laid back.

According to the Chinese zodiac, the Year of the Rabbit (兔年 tùnián) comes once every 12 years. 

2023 is the year of the Rabbit, beginning from January 22nd of 2023 (which is the Chinese New Year), and ending on February 9th of 2024 (which is the Eve of the next Chinese New Year). For those who were born in previous Rabbit years (1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, and 2011), 2023 is Ben Ming Nian, which means your fortune will be influenced by the Tai Sui Star, so 2023 will be a challenging year for the Rabbit.You should be patient and have the courage to face difficulties that will bring about greatness for your future as per Chinese astrology predictions.


I. Years of Types

Based on five elements, people born in different years of Rabbit own their specific characteristics and personality traits beyond its symbol of wealth.


l Wood Rabbit: 1975, 2035

Characteristics and Personality Traits:Gentle, kind-hearted, artistic, nature lover.

l Fire Rabbit: 1927, 1987

Characteristics and Personality Traits: Passionate, sociable, happy.

l Earth Rabbit:1939, 1999

Characteristics and Personality Traits: Peace loving, laid-back, realistic.

l Mental Rabbit: 1951, 2011

Characteristics and Personality Traits: Ambitious, good planner, loves to help others, confident.

l Water Rabbit: 1963, 2023

Characteristics and Personality Traits: Creative, visionary, philosophical, dreamer.




II. FAMOUS PEOPLE born in the year of the Rabbit


In Western Countries:


l Queen Victoria (born May 24, 1819),

l Albert Einstein (born Mar 14, 1879),  

l Michael Jordan (born Feb 17, 1963),

l Tiger Woods (born Dec 30, 1975),

l Lionel Messi (born Jun 24, 1987).


In China:


Chen Duxiu陈独秀 (born Sept 9, 1879) was a Chinese revolutionary socialist, educator, philosopher, and author who co-founded the Chinese Communist Party in 1921.

Tao Xingzhi陶行知 (born 1891) was a renowned Chinese educator and reformer in the Republic of China. He devoted his life to promoting mass education in China, especially education in rural areas in the first half of the 20th century.

Liu Cixin刘慈欣 (born June 23, 1963) is a Chinese science fiction writer. He is the winner of the 2015 Hugo Award for “The Three-Body Problem”.

Pan Shiyi潘石屹 (born Nov 14, 1963) is a Chinese businessman and the Chairman of SOHO China. He co-founded SOHO China with his wife Zhang Xin in 1995.




l Lucky Colors: Red, Pink, and Blue

l Avoid Colors: Dark Brown, Dark Yellow, and White


v Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9.

v Avoid Numbers: 1, 7, 8.

People born under the Rabbit zodiac sign are very friendly, well-mannered, and gentle individuals. They are among the most likeable people of the zodiac – preferring peace and harmony to violence and conflict.


Rabbits are born diplomats – they have tremendous communication skills and are excellent negotiators who can easily connect people or help opposing parties make peace. The Rabbit can also speak eloquently and knowledgably about many things. Their interests are wide-ranging and global. Rabbits can be very successful as long as they keep their fears in check.


Doctor, nurse, publisher, translator, librarian, fashion designers, writers, teacher, public relations officers, writer, artist, counselor/therapist, lawyer.


IV. Lunar New Year 2023: Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit

Chinese New Year 2023 falls on Sunday, January 22nd, 2023, and celebrations culminate with the Lantern Festival on February 5th, 2023.

Ø Little Year: Jan. 14th-21st

Preparations for the new year begin on January 14th, 2023, and last until New Year’s Eve

Ø Spring Festival: JANUARY 22ND-FEB 1ST

Chinese New Year officially starts on January 22nd, 2023, and ends on February 1st.

Ø Lantern Festival: FEB 2ND-5TH 

Preparations begins on February 2nd, and the Lantern Festival is held on February 5th.

V. How to Wish People a Happy Chinese New Year

吉祥话 jixiang hua: Lucky Phrases

兔年(tu nian: Year of the Rabbit (Bunny)

Four Character Phrase:

新年快乐(xinnian kuaile) : Happy New Year!

恭喜发财 gong xi fa cai: I hope you make a lot of money

财源广进(caiyuan guang jin: Many opportunities to broaden

财源滚滚(caiyuan gungun: Money luck to roll in

心想事成(xinxiangshicheng) : To have all of one's wishes come true (Wish come true)!

年如意(tu nian ru yi: May the Year of the Rabbit go well!

万事如意(wanshi ruyi: May everything you wish go well and smoothly

Long / Advance Character Phrase

祝你身体健康(zhu ni shenti jiankang: I wish you good health

年亨通好彩头(tu nian hengtong haocaitou) : May the Year of the Rabbit be one of good luck and good fortune!


Thank you for all of you and your hard working in 2022. Lets farewell to the year of the tiger.

Please kindly noted our factory remain closed for Chinese NEW YEAR from Jan. 16th-31st of 2023 as the public holiday. See ya’ NEXT YEAR!


Celebrations last up to 16 days, and in case I don't see you these days, 

Good morning, Good afternoon, Good evening, And good night.

May the Ringing in 2023 the Year of the Rabbit with All the Best Wishes, Cheers!