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Celebrate the #LunarNewYear with #YearOfThePig Emoji on Twitter

By Jun Chu
Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Happy #LunarNewYear from Twitter! The #LunarNewYear on February 5, 2019, also known as the #SpringFestival in Chinese culture, is one of the most prominent and celebrated festivals in Greater China, Korea, Southeast Asia, as well as among the Asian communities around the world. It celebrates the beginning of a new year according to the lunar calendar. More importantly, it is an occasion for family union, lots of great food, rest and reflection.

This year marks the #YearOfThePig. Not only are pigs intelligent animals, their chubby and smiley faces are also signs of wealth and prosperity in Asian cultures. With festivities around the world in February, celebrate #LunarNewYear on Twitter with our special #YearOfThePig emoji, which is live from now until February 19, 2019.  Here’s a sneak peek at how Twitter users around the world are celebrating the #LunarNewYear.

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This cute pig emoji will appear when you include any of the following hashtags in your Tweets:

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English:

  • #LunarNewYear
  • #ChineseNewYear
  • #SpringFestival
  • #YearOfThePig
  • #YearOfTheBoar
  • #GongXiFaCai
  • #CNY
  • #CNY2019
  • #KungHeiFatChoi

Simplified Chinese:

  • #新年快乐
  • #春节快乐
  • #猪年快乐
  • #恭喜发财

Traditional Chinese:

  • #新年快樂
  • #春節快樂
  • #豬年快樂
  • #恭喜發財

Korean:

  • #설날 #새해
  • #기해년 #황금돼지해
  • #새해복많이받으세요

Bahasa Indonesia: 

  • #Imlek
  • #Angpau

 

Join in the #LunarNewYear conversation by Tweeting your #LunarNewYear or #ChineseNewYear well-wishes with Twitter’s special emoji.

From all of us at Twitter, #HappyLunarNewYear!

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Jun Chu

‎@yikwanchu‎

Senior Public Policy Manager