350 Chinese new year greetings (lunar and spring festival 2024 edition)

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By: Naveen B

The Chinese New Year of 2024 is here and let’s hope it is bringing a wealth of good fortune, prosperity and joy to all!

As we prepare to welcome in the year of the Dragon, it is time to share our best wishes and Chinese new year greetings with family, friends, colleagues, clients, staff, and business partners.

So let us take a moment to pause and extend our heartfelt greetings and warm wishes for a wonderful and prosperous year ahead.

In this blog post, we will explore the significance of Chinese New Year and the different ways to express our good wishes for the coming year.

How to say happy new year in Chinese?

The traditional way to say “Happy New Year” in Chinese is 新年快乐 (xīn nián kuài lè). Many chinese people also use 恭喜发财 (gōng xǐ fā cái) which means “wishing you prosperity” as a way to wish each other a happy new year.

There is no single way to say “Happy New Year” in Chinese, so you can choose whichever expression you prefer.

Some of the other ways to wish happy new year in chinese are:

1. 迎接新的一年 (yíng jiē xīn de yī nián) (Welcome the new year.)

2. 祝你新年快乐 (zhù nǐ xīn nián kuài lè) (Wish you a happy new year.)

3. 祝新年万事如意 (zhù xīn nián wàn shì rú yì) (Wish you all the best for the new year.)

4. 新的一年祝福你 (xīn de yī nián zhù fú nǐ) (Blessings for the new year.)

5. 新年快乐,吉祥如意 (xīn nián kuài lè, jí xiáng rú yì) (Happy New Year and all the best wishes.)

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350 Chinese new year greetings

The following are some Inspiring chinese new year greetings in English to send everyone during this lunar new year and spring festival:

1. Flow in the abundance of luck and good fortune this Chinese New Year! Hope this year brings everything you wish for.

2. All the good luck and prosperity be yours this Chinese New Year! May your days be filled with joy and happiness. 

3. Open the doors to success and fortune this Chinese New Year! Wishing you a wonderful year ahead.

4. Welcome the Year of the Dragon with an open heart and a bright smile! May it be a year of success and joy for you.

5. Let the festivities of Chinese New Year set the tone for a prosperous year ahead! Wishing you all the good luck in the world.

6. Rejoice in the spirit of Chinese New Year and may your dreams come true! May this year be your best yet. 

7. Here’s to a joyful and prosperous Chinese New Year! May you be surrounded by love and luck. 

8. Be blessed with good luck and fortune this Chinese New Year! Wishing you all the joy and success in the world.

9. The new year brings new beginnings and a fresh start! May this Chinese New Year be filled with luck and prosperity.

10. Cheers to a year of hope, joy, and success! Sending you love and warm wishes this Chinese New Year.

11. Have a year of abundance, good health, and happiness! Here’s to a magical Chinese New Year.

12. Make this Chinese New Year a memorable one! May you be blessed with joy and good fortune.

13. Celebrate the start of a new year with joy and cheer! Wishing you a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year.

14. Gather around and celebrate the festive season! May this Chinese New Year bring you much luck and joy.

15. Welcome the Year of the Dragon with open arms and an open heart! May you have a wonderful year ahead.

Also read: 300 Chinese new year wishes, greetings for this lunar and spring festival 2024

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Lunar new year greetings

Here are some more Happy lunar new year greetings to your loved ones:

1. Wishing you an Abundant Prosperity on this Lunar New Year! May the force be with you.

2. Bestowing upon you Boisterous Blessings on this Lunar New Year! May your dreams come true.

3. Hoping for a Celestial Celebration on this Lunar New Year! May you be blessed with luck.

4. Granting you Delightful Delights on this Lunar New Year! May you have a prosperous year.

5. Wishing you Embellished Enjoyment on this Lunar New Year! May your life be filled with joy.

6. Best of luck and Festive Fortune on this Lunar New Year! May you accomplish all your goals.

7. Wishing you Glorious Good Cheer on this Lunar New Year! May you be blessed with abundance.

8. Sending Heavenly Happiness on this Lunar New Year! May you have a year of joy.

9. Hoping for Illuminated Joy on this Lunar New Year! May you be filled with peace.

10. Bestowing upon you Jubilant Joviality on this Lunar New Year! May all your wishes come true.

11. May you be blessed with Kinetic Kudos on this Lunar New Year! May your days be filled with love.

12. Wishing you Luminous Laughter on this Lunar New Year! May you have a blessed year.

13. Granting you Majestic Merriment on this Lunar New Year! May you have a fulfilling life.

14. Hoping for Numinous New Beginnings on this Lunar New Year! May you be successful in all your endeavors.

15. Sending Opulent Opportunities on this Lunar New Year! May you have a blessed year.

Happy chinese new year greetings

These are a few fun and happy chinese new year greetings:

1. Happytastic Chinese New Year to you and your loved ones.

2. Prosperous blessings for a brand new year.

3. Abundant joy for a great leap forward.

4. Grand luck for a dazzling celebration.

5. Splendid harmony for a wonderful year ahead.

6. Jubilant moments for a beginning of a new cycle.

7. Glorious fortune for a magnificent start.

8. Flourishing joy for a heart-warming season.

9. Stellar times for a prosperous journey.

10. Cheerful success for an auspicious occasion.

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Chinese new year greetings in mandarin

Here is a list of Joyous chinese new year greeting in mandarin:

1. 祝愿您新的一年充满繁荣!(Wish you a prosperous new year!) 

2. 恭喜您迎来新的美好开始!(Congratulations on a new beautiful start!)

3. 新春快乐!(Happy New Year of the Spring Festival!)

4. 祝你新春红火!(Wish you a red-hot New Year!)

5. 祝您新春大吉!(Wish you a great fortune in the New Year!)

6. 福气满满,新春快乐!(Full of blessings, happy New Year!)

7. 快乐春节,福满人家!(Happy Spring Festival, full of blessings!)

8. 新春祝福,满屋喜庆!(New Year blessing, full of joy!)

9. 新春祝您心想事成!(Wish you all the best in the New Year!)

10. 春节聚会,欢乐到家!(Happy gathering at Spring Festival!)

11. 祝新春快乐,招财进宝!(Wish you a happy New Year, wealth and treasures incoming!)

12. 新春大吉,欢乐多多!(A great fortune in the New Year, lots of happiness!)

13. 新春之际,祝您和家人幸福!(At the beginning of the New Year, wish you and your family happiness!)

14. 新春祈福,心想事成!(Praying for blessings, wishes come true!)

15. 祝新春快乐,万事如意!(Wish you a happy New Year, all the best!)

Best Chinese New Year 2024 Kung hei fat choi greetings

These are some of the best Chinese New Year Kung Hei Fat Choi greetings for 2024:

1. Jubilantly exclaiming “Kung Hei Fat Choi”!

2. Salutations of “Kung Hei Fat Choi” to you!

3. May your year be blessed with a hearty “Kung Hei Fat Choi”!

4. Embrace the New Year with a hearty “Kung Hei Fat Choi”!

5. A boisterous “Kung Hei Fat Choi” to you!

6. Start the year off with a joyous “Kung Hei Fat Choi”!

7. Usher in the New Year with a rousing “Kung Hei Fat Choi”!

8. Rejoice in the New Year with a hearty “Kung Hei Fat Choi”!

9. Welcome the New Year with a joyous “Kung Hei Fat Choi”!

10. May your New Year be blessed with a “Kung Hei Fat Choi”!

11. Blessings of “Kung Hei Fat Choi” for the New Year!

12. Offer a “Kung Hei Fat Choi” to the New Year!

13. A resounding “Kung Hei Fat Choi” for the New Year!

14. May a “Kung Hei Fat Choi” brighten your New Year!

15. A ceremonious “Kung Hei Fat Choi” to you!

Christian chinese new year greetings

Here is a list of some christian chinese new year greetings to wish:

1. Rejoicing for a fresh new start in the Lunar New Year

2. Blessing of grace and peace for a prosperous Chinese New Year

3. Celebrating in honor of the Chinese New Year season

4. Abundant joy and happiness in the Chinese New Year

5. Heavenly joy overflowing in the Chinese New Year

6. Glorifying the Lord with the Chinese New Year

7. Jubilance of the Chinese New Year with love and grace

8. Embrace the Chinese New Year with faith and hope

9. Auspiciousness of the Chinese New Year with blessings

10. Heavenly joy for a glorious Chinese New Year

11. Praise the Lord for a time of renewal in the Chinese New Year

12. Uplifting the Chinese New Year with joy and faith

13. Gratitude for the coming of the Chinese New Year

14. Divine blessings for a beautiful Chinese New Year

15. Splendor of the Chinese New Year with blessings of joy

Catholic chinese new year greetings

Here are a few catholic chinese new year greetings for religious groups:

1. Celebrating a Prosperous Chinese New Year

2. Saluting a Joyous Lunar New Year

3. Greeting a Blessed Chinese New Year

4. Ushering in an Abundant Chinese New Year

5. Blessing a Grand Chinese New Year

6. Offering a Lavish Chinese New Year

7. Invoking a Glorious Chinese New Year

8. Welcoming a Delightful Chinese New Year

9. Embracing an Esteemed Chinese New Year

10. Honoring a Magnificent Chinese New Year

11. Heralding a Splendid Chinese New Year

12. Acknowledging a Glitzy Chinese New Year

13. Commemorating a Vibrant Chinese New Year

14. Praising a Glamorous Chinese New Year

15. Toasting an Auspicious Chinese New Year

Also read: 50+ Chinese New Year traditions (Lunar new year & Spring festival 2024 edition)

Funny Chinese New Year greetings

Here is a list of some funny Chinese New Year greetings to send as wishes and messages for fun:

1. “I’m not lion, I’m just feeling sheepish for not wishing you a happy Chinese new year sooner!”

2. “I’m hoping for a year of good fortune, but I’ll settle for a year of good egg rolls!”

3. “I hope the year of the Dragon brings you lots of udder joy!”

4. “May your new year be full of dragon dance and no fire-breathing drama!”

5. “Here’s to a year of plenty, like a bamboo forest full of pandas!”

6. “I’m not cocky, I’m just feeling rooster-y for the new year!”

7. “May your new year be as sweet as some good fortune cookies!”

8. “May your new year be as bright as a red lantern!”

9. “I’m hoping for a year of good fortune, but I’ll settle for a year of good dumplings!”

10. “May your new year be as peaceful as a sleeping panda!”

Also read: 100+ Chinese and lunar new year captions, puns for social media posts and pictures

Short Chinese new year eve greetings

Here is a list of some Happy Short cny greetings:

1. Enchanting New Year Blessings 

2. Marvelous Lunar Greetings 

3. Joyous Fortune Wishes 

4. Celestial Rejoicing 

5. Spectacular Prosperity Prayers 

6. Fortunate Celebrations 

7. Abundant Blessings 

8. Glorious Fortune 

9. Splendid Celebrations 

10. Jubilant Joy 

11. Grand Harmony 

12. Exhilarating New Beginnings 

13. Prosperous Greetings 

14. Vibrant Well-Wishes 

15. Inspiring Celebrations

Also read: 50 Chinese new year activities 2024 (kids, adults, seniors edition)

Traditional chinese new year greetings

These are some traditional Happy lunar year greetings that make your loved one’s day:

1. Gleeful Gong Hei Fat Choy!

2. Prosperous Times Ahead this Lunar New Year!

3. Harmonious Fortune Smiles upon You!

4. Celestial Blessings Abound!

5. Cheerful Celebration of Abundance!

6. Auspicious Bountiful Blessings!

7. A Year of Blooming Joy!

8. Lucky Fortune Awaits!

9. Tranquility and Contentment!

10. Enlightened Fortune Reigns!

11. Fully Abundant Blessings!

12. Jubilant Blessings from Heaven!

13. Tidings of Peace and Prosperity!

14. Glorious Blessings of Harmony!

15. Prosperous Growth and Success!

Also read: 100 Chinese new year quotes, proverbs, greetings and wishes for lunar and spring festival (2024 Edition)

Spring festival greetings

These are some of the thoughtful spring festival greetings for all:

1.  Splendid salutations for Spring Festival!

2. Gracious greetings for the season of renewal!

3. Blossoming blessings for the joyous holiday!

4. Brilliant blessings for the Festival of Flowers!

5. Flourishing felicitations for the joyous season!

6. Glorious greetings for a festive renewal!

7. Abundant adulations for the joyous occasion!

8. Radiant ruminations for the Festival of Joy!

9. Vibrant welcome to the magical season!

10. Flourishing best wishes for Springtime festivities!

11. Magnificent messages for the delightful holiday!

12. Grandiose good tidings for the Season of Growth!

13. Joyous jubilations for the Festival of Laughter!

14. Verdant venerations for the start of Spring!

15. Hopeful hallows for the season of celebration!

Also read: 150 Chinese new year questions to ask as icebreakers and conversation starters for 2024

Chinese new year greetings for elderly

Here is a list of some chinese new year greetings for elderly:

1. Spectacularly saluting the advent of the Lunar New Year!

2. Splendid blessings to cherish the coming of the Chinese festival!

3. Exhilarating joy to the elderly on the dawn of the great celebration!

4. Magnificent tidings to make the Chinese New Year memorable!

5. Grandeur greetings to welcome the start of the joyous occasion!

6. Grandiose greetings to make the Chinese New Year extra special!

7. Blissful best wishes to the elderly this festive season!

8. Fabulous felicitations to the elderly on the onset of the Chinese New Year!

9. Glorious greetings to the elderly for a prosperous Lunar New Year!

10. Auspicious wishes for the elderly to enjoy the festivities!

11. Startling salutations for the elderly to mark the Lunar New Year!

12. Rapturous revelry to the elderly on the commencement of the Chinese New Year!

13. Exuberant excitement for the elderly as the Chinese New Year approaches!

14. Radiant well-wishes for the elderly to commemorate the Lunar New Year!

15. Rapturous reverie for the elderly to usher in the start of the Chinese New Year!

Reunion dinner greetings

Here is a list of some reunion dinner greetings for family, friends and guests:

1. Rejoicing to gather together once again!

2. A grandiose reunion dinner awaits!

3. Welcome to a night of jubilation!

4. Let us savor this momentous occasion!

5. Time to reconnect and celebrate!

6. Let the festivities commence!

7. A night of nostalgia and joy!

8. Gather around and share stories!

9. An evening of merriment and mirth!

10. Commemorating our reunion dinner!

11. A night of familiarity and delight!

12. A marvelous gathering of family and friends!

13. Come together to reminisce and rejoice!

14. A spectacular reunion dinner awaits us!

15. Reunited at last to make memories!

Also read: 50 Lunar and Chinese new year Trivia questions and answers (2024 edition)

Chinese New Year greetings for family

These are a few beautiful Chinese New Year greetings for family members:

1. Glimmering fortune shall be showered upon you this Chinese New Year!

2. May our home be blessed with luck and love this Lunar New Year!

3. Celestial blessings be showered on our family this Chinese New Year!

4. Auspicious luck befall our family this Lunar New Year!

5. Magnificent joy shall be ours this Chinese New Year!

6. Bright and prosperous days ahead for our family this New Year!

7. Abundant joy be ours this Lunar New Year!

8. Let us usher in a prosperous new year with our family!

9. May our family receive good fortune this Chinese New Year!

10. May the stars bring us luck and joy this Lunar New Year!

11. Let us welcome the New Year with open arms!

12. May our family be blessed with peace and harmony this Chinese New Year!

13. May we be showered with joy this Lunar New Year!

14. May our family be blessed with health and wealth this New Year!

15. May our family bask in good luck this Chinese New Year!

Meaningful Chinese new year greetings to friends

The following is a list of meaningful chinese new year greetings for friends:

1. I am very fortunate to have you as my friend, may this Chinese New Year bring you peace, joy and happiness.

2. As a friend, I hope this new year will bring you much joy and prosperity.

3. Wishing you a fruitful Chinese New Year and may it be filled with good luck and fortune.

4. My best wishes to you for this Chinese New Year, may it be filled with good luck and success.

5. May this Chinese New Year be a time of abundance and joy for you and your family.

6. Heartfelt wishes for a wonderful Chinese New Year, may it be a time of peace and happiness for you.

7. May the start of this new year bring you many blessings and joy.

8. May the blessings of this Chinese New Year be with you and your family.

9. As the new year begins, I wish you prosperity and good luck.

10. May your Chinese New Year be filled with prosperity, joy and abundance.

11. Sending my warmest wishes for a prosperous Chinese New Year, may it be filled with success and joy.

12. Sending lots of luck and joy your way for this Chinese New Year.

13. My best wishes for a wonderful Chinese New Year, may it be filled with good luck and fortune.

14. May the start of this new year bring you many blessings and joy.

15. Sending you my sincere wishes for a wonderful Chinese New Year, may it be filled with peace and harmony.

Beautiful Chinese new year greetings for parents

The following are some of the heartfelt and beautiful chinese new year greetings for parents:

1. I am deeply fortunate to be your child and to celebrate this special new year with you.

2. As we come together for the new year, may your love for each other and for me be ever renewed.

3. On this joyous occasion of the new year, I am grateful to have such wonderful parents.

4. May the luck of the new year bring you two many blessings and many more years of togetherness.

5. Let us make this new year a time of endless joy and prosperity for all of us.

6. May the new year be the start of something beautiful for us all.

7. On this special new year, may your life be filled with peace, joy, and contentment.

8. Let us come together to celebrate the new year in perfect harmony.

9. May the new year be a time of good fortune and blessings for all of us.

10. May your hearts be filled with hope and joy as we welcome the new year.

11. May the new year bring us all good tidings, love, and prosperity.

12. Wishing you both good health and happiness as we enter into the new year.

13. May the new year be a time of joy and abundance for us all.

14. Let us share in the blessings of the new year and be thankful for all that we have.

15. Let us embrace the joy of the new year and make the most of it.

Cute Chinese new year greetings for couples

Here is a list of some cute chinese new year greetings for couples:

1. My love for you glows brighter this Chinese New Year!

2. Let’s celebrate together this season of new beginnings!

3. Our hearts beat together for a prosperous Chinese New Year!

4. Our bond will stay strong throughout this festive season!

5. May this new year be filled with love and joy!

6. Let’s bring in this new year with a spark!

7. Our love will sparkle during this Chinese New Year!

8. May our love grow even brighter this season!

9. Let’s celebrate this beautiful Chinese New Year together!

10. Let’s share the joy of this special Chinese New Year!

11. Our love will be the brightest star in the Chinese New Year sky!

12. Our love will be the sweetest melody this Chinese New Year!

13. New beginnings await us this Chinese New Year!

14. Let’s bring in the new year with lots of happiness and love!

15. Our love will be the loveliest gift this Chinese New Year!

Religious chinese new year greetings

Here are some religious chinese new year greetings:

1. Prosperous Blessings for a Joyous New Year

2. Bountiful Abundance to Start the Year

3. Auspicious Beginnings for the Coming Year

4. Successful Outcomes to Make this Year Special

5. Fortune Smiles on the New Year

6. Heavenly Harmony for the New Year

7. Celestial Fortune for the Year Ahead

8. Blessing-filled Affluence for the Year

9. Magnificent Abundance to Welcome the New Year

10. Splendid Blessings for the New Year

11. Divine Prosperity Beholden to This Year

12. Divinely Inspired Fortune for the Year

13. Heavenly Favorable Winds in the New Year

14. Abounding Blessings to Await the New Year

15. Lucky Fortunes to Welcome the Year Ahead

Blessed Chinese new year greetings for students

Here is a list of blessed chinese new year greetings for students:

1. May your studies be prosperous this Chinese New Year!

2. Joyous festivities for a successful academic year!

3. Abundant blessings for a brilliant future!

4. May your desk be overflowing with knowledge!

5. May your textbooks be filled with wisdom!

6. Let the entrance exams be a breeze!

7. Let the new year be your best academic season yet!

8. May your exams be filled with success!

9. Let the new year bring you promising results!

10. May your academic progress be unstoppable!

11. May your academic dreams be achieved!

12. All the best for a prosperous Chinese New Year!

13. May knowledge be your light this Chinese New Year!

14. Embrace the New Year with academic excellence!

15. May this new year be your best semester yet!

Chinese new year greetings quotes

Here are some chinese new year greetings quotes to send:

1. Vibrant joy for a time of growth and prosperity.

2. Grandeur fortune for a special day of celebration.

3. Boisterous blessings for a year of good luck.

4. Vibrant joy for a time of growth and prosperity.

5. Brilliant luck for an auspicious start to the year.

6. Fervent wishes for a magical new year.

7. Ample joy for a season of delight.

8. Exhilarating fortune for a year of plenty.

9. Festive cheer for a year of joyousness.

10. Splendid good fortune for a prosperous journey.

Formal Chinese new year greetings to business associates and partners

Here are a few Chinese new year greetings for business associates, partners:

1.  Propelling a prosperous new era, we extend our warmest greetings on Chinese New Year.

2. Salutations of success in the dawning of a vibrant new year.

3. Hoping for a year of extraordinary accomplishments, our best wishes for Chinese New Year.

4. An auspicious beginning for a wonderful year ahead.

5. Wishing for a year of great prosperity and success.

6. We send our blessings for a fruitful new year.

7. Extending our good wishes for a joyous and successful new year.

8. Greeting you with a harvest of happiness this Chinese New Year.

9. Sending our best wishes for a joyous and prosperous Chinese New Year.

10. May the luck of the new year bring you success and success.

11. Let us all celebrate a year of growth and progress.

12. Cheers to a successful year of progress and prosperity.

13. Greetings for a year of abundance and well-being.

14. May this Chinese New Year bring you success and joy.

15. Here is to a year of prosperity and good fortune.

Auspicious Chinese new year greetings to clients

Here is a list of Chinese new year greetings for customers or clients:

1. Enlivening luck for a prosperous year ahead!

2. Fortunate start to a successful journey!

3. Auspicious beginnings and endless blessings!

4. A year of endless prosperity!

5. Glorious wishes and boundless success!

6. Bountiful blessings for a prosperous year!

7. Brilliant luck and a successful future!

8. Magnificent fortune and boundless joy!

9. Flourishing fortune and great success!

10. A year of extraordinary luck and success!

11. A journey of tremendous luck and happiness!

12. Abundant luck and a successful new year!

13. Splendid luck and a glorious year!

14. An auspicious beginning and a prosperous year!

15. A joyous start to a year of success and prosperity!

Nice Chinese new year greetings for boss

These are some Chinese new year greetings to boss:

1. Without your guidance and support, this Chinese New Year would not be so prosperous.

2. With a new year comes new opportunities, and your leadership is the source of all our successes.

3. May this Chinese New Year bring you luck and fulfillment!

4. As the fireworks light up the sky, may your dreams light up your life. 

5. May the lucky red envelopes bring you good fortune!

6. Wishing you a bountiful Chinese New Year, may it be filled with joy, luck, and prosperity.

7. As the red lanterns are lit, may your days be lit with joy and success.

8. Greetings to you this Chinese New Year, may it be a year of abundance and success.

9. May your days be filled with good fortune and prosperity, this Chinese New Year!

10. Sending you a warm and joyous Chinese New Year, may it be filled with luck and success.

11. Hoping this Chinese New Year brings you joy and prosperity, may it be an unforgettable one.

12. May this Chinese New Year bring you all the riches and blessings you deserve.

13. Wishing you a prosperous Chinese New Year, may all your wishes come true!

14. Greetings to you on this Chinese New Year, may it be a time of joy and abundance.

15. May this Chinese New Year be a time of good luck and fulfillment for you!

Chinese new year greetings for colleagues

Here is a list of chinese new year greetings for colleagues:

1. You and me are such a great team to bring in a prosperous New Year. 

2. Let’s take this opportunity to bond closer and celebrate the festive season! 

3. I’m sending you cheers for the new year with lots of luck and joy! 

4. This Lunar New Year, may you be blessed with lots of success and success.

5. Here’s to new beginnings and an amazing year ahead! 

6. A warm and joyful Lunar New Year to my beloved colleague!

7. Let’s welcome the New Year with smiles, good luck and prosperity! 

8. I hope this year brings you lots of luck and prosperity! 

9. Here’s to a brand new year of happiness and success! 

10. Wishing you a successful and prosperous new year ahead! 

11. Here’s to a new start and a wonderful year ahead! 

12. Let’s celebrate the Lunar New Year with good fortune and joy! 

13. Greeting you with a bright and lucky New Year! 

14. Let’s make the New Year a time of joy and abundance! 

15. Here’s to a beautiful and fruitful new year!

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