Ever wonder what people want to know about Chinese New Year? I’ve been on this Google Trends kick. I find the data fascinating. For example, I learned that Singapore is the country most interested in Chinese New Year. This is based on data from the last 5 years on how many people worldwide searched the phrase, “Chinese New Year” on Google’s search engine. China is #12 on the list, followed by Canada, then the United States.
So what do people want to know about Chinese New Year?
The top query related to Chinese New Year is “Chinese New Year in Chinese”. I take this to mean that people are searching for Chinese New Year greetings. You could say, “新年快樂!” or some kids prefer, “恭喜發財, 紅包拿來!”, which means “congratulations on your fortune, give me a red envelope.”
People also want to know Chinese New Year dates and animal. This will be the year of the pig and celebrations officially begin on February 5th, 2019, and end on February 19th.
Chinese New Year Videos
On YouTube, users are searching for Chinese New Year songs. I found Andy Lau’s “Gōngxǐ fācái” tolerable. The most popular Chinese New Year song on YouTube is GongXi GongXi 2016, with over 5 million views.
The most popular video on YouTube this month is 2019 CHINESE NEW YEAR SONGS NO.1, with almost 400 thousand views since it was posted this past December.
Chinese New Year Shopping
Got a few hundred dollars budgeted for a Chinese New Year gift for that special someone? It seems the hottest shopping search results are for the Chinese New Year Air Jordans. Who would have thought these were a thing?
So there… you’re all ready for Chinese New Year trivia night.
Data source: Google Trends (https://www.google.com/trends)