Legend has it that CNY is celebrated to commemorate the victory over Nian, a savage beast that used to attack the village. One day, the villagers saw that the beast was scared off by a child wearing red. Ever since then, the colour red has been associated with celebration and victory.
How do you say Happy Chinese New Year in Malaysia?
You can wish Happy New Year to your Malaysian friends by saying Selamat Tahun Baru!
Is it OK to say Chinese New Year?
The name ‘Chinese New Year’ likely originated from Western countries wanting to differentiate what the Chinese celebrate as New Year with their own. … There’s nothing technically wrong with calling it Chinese New Year. Or Vietnamese New Year. Or Korean New Year.