Happy New Year from Around the World

I thought it would be interesting to post a Happy New Year greeting in other languages. Of course, Google helped me out by seeing it’s already been done.

One of my favorite sites for this is Freelang, where they have already listed 167 languages, but will be pleased to add more.


Another excellent site, though not as complete, is Infoplease. To their credit, they include both Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese versions.

And finally, Fact Monster offers a list of the 35 most popular languages saying Happy New Year.

Of course this is moot to some because not everyone celebrates the Gregorian-based New Year’s on January 1. Hebrew tradition, for example, celebrates the new year in the fall while the Chinese celebrate it usually at the end of January.

Whatever the date, all cultures recognize that the new year means a new beginning. Out with the old – especially the negative stuff – in with the new.

On my final post of 2014, I want to thank all of you for being a part of Pearls of Travel Wisdom’s best year ever. I so much look forward to returning next year and promise to follow up on your suggestions.

To all my fellow bloggers on BoardingArea and our very loyal readers, I wish each of you a happy, healthy, prosperous, and safe New Year.

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