Twitter Celebrates Chinese New Year 2016 With First-Ever Emojis and Horoscopes

More than 1.3 billion Chinese people around the world will celebrate the Year of the Monkey on Feb. 8, 2016. As #ChineseNewYear preparations get underway, the global conversations about the holiday have also begun on Twitter.

Chinese New Year red packet emoji for good fortune

During the New Year’s Eve reunion dinner this weekend and throughout the #CNY2016 festive season, many of you will turn to Twitter to wish your families, friends, and colleagues a #HappyChineseNewYear. To add to the celebratory mood, we’ve created our first-ever #ChineseNewYear red packet (红包) emoji so you can send digital wishes of happiness and prosperity around the world. A red packet is a traditional gift given out during Chinese New Year to symbolize good fortune for the upcoming year.



These are the hashtags:
●     #ChineseNewYear
●     #HappyChineseNewYear
●     #HappyCNY
●     #GongXiFaCai
●     #KungHeiFatChoy
●     #CNYfortune

Chinese New Year horoscopes for fortune tips

Besides the red packet, another tradition is to check your fortune for the upcoming year, and Twitter has you covered here, too. Thanks to our partner @EChinanews, simply send a Tweet with your birth year followed by #CNYfortune and you’ll receive a reply with a Year of the Monkey fortune tip based on your Chinese zodiac sign. Then Retweet your fortune tip to start a conversation with your followers about your special horoscope.
To get your celebration going, join the #CNY2016 conversation by Tweeting #HappyChineseNewYear wishes and red packet emojis and check your #CNYfortune via a Tweet. Here’s wishing you happiness, prosperity, and longevity in the #YearOfTheMonkey!



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February 7, 2016

Twitter Celebrates Chinese New Year 2016 With First-Ever Emojis and Horoscopes

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More than 1.3 billion Chinese people around the world will celebrate the Year of the Monkey on Feb. 8, 2016. As #ChineseNewYear preparations get underway, the global conversations about the holiday have also begun on Twitter.

Chinese New Year red packet emoji for good fortune

During the New Year’s Eve reunion dinner this weekend and throughout the #CNY2016 festive season, many of you will turn to Twitter to wish your families, friends, and colleagues a #HappyChineseNewYear. To add to the celebratory mood, we’ve created our first-ever #ChineseNewYear red packet (红包) emoji so you can send digital wishes of happiness and prosperity around the world. A red packet is a traditional gift given out during Chinese New Year to symbolize good fortune for the upcoming year.



These are the hashtags:
●     #ChineseNewYear
●     #HappyChineseNewYear
●     #HappyCNY
●     #GongXiFaCai
●     #KungHeiFatChoy
●     #CNYfortune

Chinese New Year horoscopes for fortune tips

Besides the red packet, another tradition is to check your fortune for the upcoming year, and Twitter has you covered here, too. Thanks to our partner @EChinanews, simply send a Tweet with your birth year followed by #CNYfortune and you’ll receive a reply with a Year of the Monkey fortune tip based on your Chinese zodiac sign. Then Retweet your fortune tip to start a conversation with your followers about your special horoscope.
To get your celebration going, join the #CNY2016 conversation by Tweeting #HappyChineseNewYear wishes and red packet emojis and check your #CNYfortune via a Tweet. Here’s wishing you happiness, prosperity, and longevity in the #YearOfTheMonkey!



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