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Mark Zuckerberg wished the world a Happy Lunar New Year … in Chinese


Who knew Mark Zuckerberg could speak Chinese? Well, if you watch him wish you a Happy Lunar New Year, you will.

Zuckerberg, his wife Priscilla Chan, and baby Max are celebrating the Year of the Monkey. The couple also revealed Max's Chinese name and shared their hope for a brighter future. In Chinese.

Happy Lunar New Year from Priscilla, Max and me! In the Year of the Monkey, I hope you and all your loved ones find happiness, health and good fortune.

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday, February 6, 2016

BTW, Lunar New Year, AKA Chinese New Year, is the day when the Chinese celebrate the traditional changing of the calendar. Basically, it's the Chinese January 1st, only bigger. Everyone celebrates with their families, and money is given to children in special red envelopes, because red is the color of joy.

A lot of people are getting in on Lunar New Year, not just the Zuckerbergs.

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Mark Zuckerberg wished the world a Happy Lunar New Year … in Chinese

Sarah Braun

Sarah is a freelance writer from Northern Virginia. She graduated from UVA in 2014 and since then has been traveling abroad with her husband and pet bearded dragon, Lady Smaug. When she’s not writing you can find her checking out a museum exhibit, wandering around a used bookshop, or watching reruns of “Gilmore Girls.”

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