Wishing the World a ‘Happy New Year’ – in a host of different languages!


As clocks strike midnight on December the 31st the world bids goodbye to the year and says hello to the next. This handy table will help you spread those good will wishes, no matter what country you’re spending the New Year in!

Good luck pronouncing some of these after a couple of seasonal drinks…

Country

Language

Happy New Year!

Wales

Welsh

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

France

French

Bonne année

Spain

Spanish

Feliz año nuevo

Basque Country

Basque      

Urte Berri on

Denmark

Danish

Godt NytÅr

The Netherlands

Dutch

Gelukkig nieuwjaar

Finland

Finnish

Onnellista uutta vuotta

Poland

Polish

Szczesliwego Nowego Roku

Norway

Norwegian

Godt Nytt År

Sweden

Swedish

Gott Nytt År

Germany

German

Ein glückliches neues Jahr

Hungary

Hungarian

Boldog uj evet

Greece

Greek

Eutychismenos o kainourgios chronos

Italy

Italian

Felice Anno Nuovo or Buon anno

Various

Latin

Felix sit annus novus

Czech Republic

Czech

Stastny Novy Rok

Romania

Romanian

La Multi Ani si Un An Nou Fericit

Russia

Russian

с Новым годом

Middle East

Arabic          

Kul ‘am wa antum bikhair

Israel

Hebrew

Shana Tova

Bengal

Bengali

Shuvo noboborsho

Thailand

Thai

Sawatdee Pi Mai

Vietnam

Vietnamese

Chuc mung nam moi

China

Chinese (Cantonese)

Sun nien fai lok

China

Chinese (Mandarin)

Xin nian yu kuai

Japan

Japanese

Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu

Korea

Korean

Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo

Indonesia

Indonesian (Bahasa)

Selamat Tahun Baru

Philippines

Philippines (Tagalog)

Manigong Bagong Taon

Samoa

Samoan

Ia manuia le Tausaga Fou

USA/Laos

Laotian (Hmong)

Nyob Zoo Xyoo Tshiab

Nigeria

Nigerian (Hausa)

Barka da sabuwar shekara

Africa, various

Swahili

Heri za Mwaka Mpya

South Africa

Afrikaans

Voorspoedige nuwe jaar

Hawaii

Hawaiian

Hauoli Makahiki hou

Various

Esperanto

Bonan Novjaron

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