HBW! What's that bottle of Cointreau doing in a Hogmanay line-up?
Happy New Year to everyone!
Afrikaans - Voorspoedige nuwe jaar
Chinese/Cantonese - Sun nien fai lok
Chinese/Mandarin - Xin nian yu kuai
Czech - Štastný Nový rok 2009 ( Note: Czechs usually add the year to the Happy New Year phrase. Czechs also send greeting cards which say, “PF 2009." The PF stands for the French words pour féliciter.)
Danish - Godt NytÅr
Dutch - Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
Filipino - Manigong Bagong Taon sa inyong lahat (Translates as "Happy New Year to All." Note: Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon is more traditional, meaning "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year."
Finnish - Onnellista uutta vuotta
French – Bonne Année
German - Ein glückliches neues Jahr (Translates as "A Happy New Year"; some might say Prosit Neujahr! which is a toast to the New Year.)
Greek - Chronia Polla (Translates into “many years.” It is used also for birthdays, holidays, and patron saints’ name days.)
Hawaiian - Hau ‘oli Makahiki Hou (A classic Happy New Year greeting); Aloha Makahiki Hou (a more current form of the greeting)
Hebrew - Shana Tova
Hmong - Nyob Zoo Xyoo Tshiab Italian – Felice Anno Nuovo
Japanese - Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu or shinnen omeditogozaimasu
Korean - Sahae bok mani baduseyo (Translates as "Receive a lot of luck for the New Year.")
Maori - Kia hari te tau hou (Have an enjoyable New Year).
Ojibwe - Anamikaadiwi-giizhgad (Spoken by Western Ojibwe speakers, translates as "Greeting Day"); Nimkodading (Spoken by Eastern Ojibwe speakers, translates as another way of saying "Greeting Day.")
Portuguese - Feliz Ano Novo (Appropriate both in Portugal and Brazil)
Russian - S Novim Godom (Happy New Year); S nastupayušcim Novym Godom (Translates as congrats on the approaching new year.)
Spanish - ¡Feliz Año Nuevo! and Próspero Año Nuevo
Swedish - Gott Nytt År
Thai - Sawatdee Pi Ma (Greeting the New Year)
Turkish - yeni yiliniz kutlu olsun (May your New Year be happy); Yeni yilinizi kutlar, saglik ve basarilar dileriz (We wish you a happy, healthy and successful new year)
Vietnamese - Vietnamese - Chúc Mung Nam Moi (A classical Vietnamese Happy New Year greeting); Cung Chúc Tân Xuân (Vietnamese Sino expression for Happy New Year); Làm an phát tài bang nam bang muoi nam ngoái (Prosperity; good luck in business ventures, 10 times more than last year)
Welsh - Blwyddyn Newydd Dda (Translates as Happy New Year, however the literal translation of Dda is “good.”)