Chinese New Year 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wishes China Happy Year of Pig
PM Narendra Modi. (File Image)

Beijing, February 5: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted China on its new year, hoping the Year of the Pig will bring happiness to China. Tuesday marked the beginning of the Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year of the Spring Festival, a two-week festivity in the country.

"Dear friends, I wish you a happy New Year! I wish the Year of the Pig brings happiness, wealth and health to everyone," Modi said on Sina Weibo, China's Twitter-like platform. Chinese New Year 2019 Wishes: WhatsApp Stickers for Year of the Pig, CNY Greeting Cards, Quotes and GIF Images to Wish Happy Lunar New Year.

According to the Chinese zodiac calendar, 2019 will be the Year of the Pig, an animal which people in China associate with wealth and fortune.