Genshin Impact Xiao 2023 Birthday Event: Duration, How to Participate, Free Merchandise Rewards, and More

Nawshad Noor
By Nawshad Noor
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Credit: HoYoverse

HoYoverse has recently announced an event to celebrate Genshin’s one of the most beloved characters, Xiao’s birthday in 2023.

Genshin Impact is an action-adventure game developed by HoYoverse, previously known as MiHoYo. Since its release, Genshin Impact has grabbed the attention of gamers worldwide. Genshin Impact is mainly free to play with a gacha monetization system, meaning players can spend real-world currency to get primogems and wish for their favorite characters and weapons.

Many gamers who never tried gacha games before were intrigued by Genshin and gave it a shot. Since Genshin Impact makes money from the gacha system, they are very careful with the design of their characters and weapons. All of the characters in Genshin have intricate backstories, designs, and fun gameplay.

One of the most popular characters in Genshin Impact is Xiao. Xiao is a 5* Anemo Polearm user. He is the sole surviving member of the Liyue Yakshas. During the Archon War, Morax tasked Xiao and the other Yakshas to subdue the demonic spirits. To this day, Xiao is still performing his duties.

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Xiao Birthday Message Official Twitter

Today, the 17th of April, is Xiao’s Birthday. The Genshin community is celebrating Xiao’s birthday in various ways. The official Genshin Impact Twitter account released artwork in a Twitter post for Xiao’s birthday celebration. It reads,

“Happy Birthday, #Xiao!

There is nothing out of the ordinary about today until I saw you in the distance. With that being so… After finishing this Almond Tofu, would you like to go on patrol with me?”

They also released a 7-minute long video on YouTube showing the recipe for Xiao’s favorite food Almond Tofu.

YouTube video

Xiao Birthday In-Game Message

Players can also see in-game mail from Xiao complete with a message and claimable rewards. The message reads,

If You Have Time…
Sender: Xiao
Time/Date: 2023-04-17 21:58
I paid a visit to Moon Carver today.
He was immediately alarmed and asked me if something important happened.
…I was simply following your advice and met up with an old friend I haven’t seen in a while.
As you know, I’m not the sociable type, so it took quite some explaining before I managed to clear his suspicion. I wasn’t prepared to hear him say that… “Since you’re here, why don’t we ask Cloud Retainer to host a little get-together?”
In the past, I might’ve refused. But compared to the reasons for the gathering, the taste of the food, or how the atmosphere feels like… I think of the people by my side as
more important. Having you around would make even Qingxin feel like a treat.
If you have time, would you like to come join us?”

Additionally, HoYoverse announced an exclusive event for Xiao’s birthday where participating travelers can earn free merchandise rewards. Below you will find all details about it.

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Xiao Birthday Event Details

The link to the event page:


17th April 2023 – 19th April 2023 23:59 (UTC+8).

The list of winners will be announced in the event page post on 04/27.


The rewards for winners in the Xiao Birthday event are-

  • Genshin Impact Badge Set (3 per set) ×20
Xiao Birthday Event rewards
Xiao Birthday Event rewards

How to Participate

During the event, post your birthday wishes for Xiao under the comments section of the event post and your participation will have been deemed successful (Deleting your comment or replying to another comment on the post will not count as a successful entry.)

Important Notes

  1. Please enable Reward Notifications prior to the announcement, as we will notify you of the results via System Messages. If you do not enable notifications and this affects the process of sending rewards, the rewards will not be reissued. Link to system notification settings:
  2. Winners, please pay attention to System Messages to fill out your shipping address. Merchandise winners who have not provided their address within one month after the system message is sent will be deemed to have voluntarily forfeited their prizes.
  3. The following will be regarded as invalid submissions: publishing content unrelated to the theme of the event, content that contains any form of advertising, content that seeks to spread malicious rumors or discredit the game and its characters, deletion of comments after results have been announced, and replying to a comment on the post (instead of commenting directly to the post itself).
  4. The prizes being shipped can be subject to customs duties in accordance with local policies. In such cases, the prize winners will be required to complete customs clearance procedures as well as cover corresponding taxes incurred.

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Nawshad Noor is a former Editor at GameRiv.