Start 2023 off strong with these New Year's greetings from across the globe.
It may be true that not all cultures celebrate the new year in the same way, or even at the same time, but it's a nice gesture to include everyone during the holidays. That's what the holidays are all about, right? They're a time to spend with family and friends and to cherish the happy memories we have together while making more. This is true for New Year's Eve especially!
Wishing friends and family a happy New Year is great, but what if you could kick it up a notch? Try wishing each person you know a Happy New Year in a different language! Or, try to get in as many different languages as you can with everyone you know! No matter how you choose to branch out this holiday, we have compiled a list of how to say "Happy New Year!" in 45 different languages so you can expand your well wishes!
How To Say Happy New Year in 45 Different Languages
1. How To Say Happy New Year in Afrikaans
Afrikaans is a South African language derived from Dutch. Happy New Year: Gelukkige Nuwe Jaar.
2. How To Say Happy New Year in Arabic
A Semitic language named after its people that is primarily spoken across the Arab world. Happy New Year: Sanatuljadeed sa'eed.
3. How To Say Happy New Year in Bulgarian
Spoken in Southeastern Europe, Bulgarian is an Eastern Slavic language. Happy New Year: Chestita nova godina.
4. How To Say Happy New Year in Basque
This language is spoken in parts of Northern Spain and South-Western France and is the primary language in Basque Country. Happy New Year: Urte berri on.
5. How To Say Happy New Year in Belarusian
One of the official state languages of Belarus, Belarusian is an East Slavic language. Happy New Year: z Novym hodam (pronounced s noh-vim goh-dom).
6. How To Say Happy New Year in Chinese
The most prominent form of Chinese is Mandarin. Happy New Year: Xin nian kuai le (pronounced 'Shin-nyen kwhy-ler'— which is literally translated to 'New Year Happiness').
7. How To Say Happy New Year in Czech
This official language of the Czech Republic is spoken by over 11 million people. Happy New Year: Šťastný nový rok.
8. How To Say Happy New Year in Danish
Mostly spoken in and around Denmark, Danish is a North Germanic language. Happy New Year: Godt nytår.
9. How To Say Happy New Year in Dutch
Dutch is spoken in the Netherlands and is a West Germanic language. Happy New Year: Gelukkig nieuwjaar.
10. How To Say Happy New Year in Esperanto
This language was created to be a universal second language for international communication and is the world's most widely spoken constructed international auxiliary language. Happy New Year: Feliĉan Novjaron.
11. How To Say Happy New Year in Filipino
The national language of the Philippines is also sometimes known as Tagalog. They are simply different dialects of the same language. Happy New Year: Maligayang bagong Taon.
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12. How To Say Happy New Year in Finnish
Spoken by about five million people, Finnish is one of the 24 official languages of the European Union. Happy New Year: Hyvää uutta vuotta.
13. How To Say Happy New Year in French
Derived from Latin of the Roman Empire, French is a Romance language from the Indo-European family. Happy New Year: Bonne année.
14. How To Say Happy New Year in German
German is the most widely spoken language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and more. It is also spoken in certain communities in the Czech Republic, France, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary. Happy New Year: Frohes neues Jahr.
15. How To Say Happy New Year in Greek
Another official language of the European Union, Greek is spoken by over 13.5 million people. Happy New Year: Eftychisméno to néo étos.
16. How To Say Happy New Year in Hawaiian
Named after the largest island in the tropical North Pacific chain of islands, Hawaiian is a Polynesian language that is classified as critically endangered by UNESCO due to its dwindling numbers of native speakers. Happy New Year: Hauʻoli makahiki hou.
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17. How To Say Happy New Year in Hindi
Hindi is one of the official languages of India along with English. Hindi is also the official language of Bihar, Delhi, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Happy New Year: Nav Varsh Mangalmay Ho.
18. How To Say Happy New Year in Hungarian
Hungarian is a Uralic language spoken primarily in Hungary. It is also used in Slovakia, Romania and Yugoslavia. Happy New Year: Boldog új évet.
19. How To Say Happy New Year in Icelandic
This North Germanic language is the national language of Iceland and is spoken by about 314 thousand people. Happy New Year: Gleðilegt nýtt ár.
20. How To Say Happy New Year in Italian
Much like French, Italian is a Romance language derived from Latin of the Roman Empire. Happy New Year: Buon anno.
21. How To Say Happy New Year in Japanese
Primarily spoken in Japan, the only country where it is the national language, Japanese is spoken natively by around 128 million people. Happy New Year: Akemashite omedetōu gozaimasu.
22. How To Say Happy New Year in Javanese
Spoken by the Javanese peoples from central and eastern portions of the island Java, Indonesia, Javanese is a Malayo-Polynesian language. Happy New Year: Sugeng warsa enggal.
23. How To Say Happy New Year in Korean
There are two varieties of Korean: the Seoul dialect in South Korea, and the Phyong'yang dialect in North Korea. To express 'Happy New Year' in either, say: saehae bog manh-i bad-euseyo.
24. How To Say Happy New Year in Lao
Often referred to as Laotian, Lao is the official language of the Lao people numbering close to seven million. It is also spoken by around 23 million people in northeast Thailand where it is referred to as Isan. Happy New Year: Sa bai di pi haim.
25. How To Say Happy New Year in Latin
There are no native speakers of Latin as it has changed over time, developing into other languages such as French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian. Happy New Year: Felix sit annus novus.
26. How To Say Happy New Year in Marathi
Marathi is the official language of the Indian state Maharashtra. For 'Happy New Year,' say: Navīna varṣācyā śubhēcchā.
27. How To Say Happy New Year in Nepali
Nepali is the most widely spoken and official language of Nepal. It is native to the Himalayas region of South Asia. Happy New Year: Nayām̐ barṣakō śubhakāmanā.
28. How To Say Happy New Year in Norwegian
Norwegian is one of the official languages in Norway. The other is Sámi, which is spoken by less than one percent of the population. Happy New Year: Godt nytt år.
29. How To Say Happy New Year in Polish
Polish is a West Slavic language written in Latin script. It is recognized as the native language of the Poles and is spoken primarily in Poland. Happy New Year: Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku.
30. How To Say Happy New Year in Portuguese
Portuguese is a Romance language that gained popularity worldwide in the 15th and 16th centuries as a result of Portugal's colonial and commercial empire. Happy New Year: Feliz Ano Novo.
31. How To Say Happy New Year in Punjabi
Recognized by the Indian constitution as one of the 22 national languages and spoken by over 70 million people, Punjabi is the official language of the Indian state Punjab. Happy New Year: Navā sāla mubāraka.
32. How To Say Happy New Year in Romanian
This is the official and main language spoken in Romania and the Republic of Moldova. Some dialects include Transylvanian, Moldavian and Bukovinian. Happy New Year: An Nou Fericit.
33. How To Say Happy New Year in Russian
Russian is the primary language spoken by the majority of people in Russia as well as the second language to many in former republics of the Soviet Union. Happy New Year: S Novym Godom.
34. How To Say Happy New Year in Samoan
A Polynesian language spoken in the Samoan islands, Samoan is the official language of both Western Samoa and American Samoa. Happy New Year: Manuia le tausaga fou.
35. How To Say Happy New Year in Spanish
This Romance language is of the Indo-European family, derives from Latin and is spoken globally by more than 500 million native speakers. Happy New Year: Feliz año nuevo.
36. How To Say Happy New Year in Swahili
Also referred to as Kiswahili, this language is the native language of the Swahili people primarily in Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique. Happy New Year: Heri ya mwaka mpya.
37. How To Say Happy New Year in Swedish
Spoken predominantly in Sweden and Finland by at least 10 million speakers, Swedish is the fourth most spoken Germanic language and the first among any other of its type in Nordic countries. Happy New Year: Gott nytt år.
38. How To Say Happy New Year in Tajik
Along with Russian, Tajik is one of the two official languages of Tajikistan. Tajik is also referred to as Tajiki Persian or Tajiki and is the dialect of Persian spoken in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Happy New Year: Soli Nav Muʙorak.
39. How To Say Happy New Year in Telugu
Spoken predominantly by the Telugu people living in the Indian states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Telugu is the largest member of the Dravidian language family. Happy New Year: Nūtana sanvatsara śubhākāṅkṣalu.
40. How To Say Happy New Year in Thai
This sole official language of Thailand is the most spoken of over 60 languages used in Thailand by both native and overall speakers. Happy New Year: S̄wạs̄dī pī h̄ım̀.
41. How To Say Happy New Year in Turkish
Turkish is the westernmost Turkic language spoken across central Asia. Similarities to Turkish include Finnish and Hungarian. Happy New Year: Yeni yılın kutlu olsun.
42. How To Say Happy New Year in Ukrainian
An East Slavic language, Ukrainian is the native language of around 40 million people and is the official language of Ukraine. Happy New Year: Shchaslyvoho Novoho roku.
43. How To Say Happy New Year in Vietnamese
Vietnamese is the national and official language of Vietnam and is spoken by over 70 million people. Happy New Year: Chúc mừng năm mới.
44. How To Say Happy New Year in Welsh
Previously referred to as 'British', 'Cambrian', 'Cambric' and 'Cymric', Welsh is a Celtic language spoken in Wales, England and in Y Wladfa. Happy New Year: Blwyddyn Newydd Dda.
45. How To Say Happy New Year in Yiddish
Yiddish is based on High German fused with portions of Hebrew and some Aramaic. It originated in 9th century Central Europe and is historically spoken by Ashkenazi Jews. Happy New Year: A gut gebentsht yor.