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Happy New Year! Cointreau???

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.”)

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Taken on December 14, 2008