Saying “Happy New Year!” Around the World

Ways to say "Happy New Year" in such languages as Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), French, Hebrew, Korean, Swedish, Vietnamese, and more.

LanguageHappy New Year!
AfrikaansVoorspoedige nuwe jaar
ArabicKul 'am wa antum bikhair
BasqueUrte Berri on
BengaliShuvo noboborsho
Chinese (Cantonese)Sun nien fai lok
Chinese (Mandarin)Xin nian yu kuai
CzechStastny Novy Rok
DanishGodt NytÅr
DutchGelukkig nieuwjaar
EsperantoBonan Novjaron
FinnishOnnellista uutta vuotta
FrenchBonne année
GermanEin glückliches neues Jahr
GreekEutychismenos o kainourgios chronos
HawaiianHauoli Makahiki hou
HebrewShana Tova
HungarianBoldog uj evet
Indonesian (Bahasa)Selamat Tahun Baru
ItalianFelice Anno Nuovo or Buon anno
JapaneseAkemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu
KoreanSehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo
Laotian (Hmong)Nyob Zoo Xyoo Tshiab
LatinFelix sit annus novus
Nigerian (Hausa)Barka da sabuwar shekara
NorwegianGodt Nytt År
Philippines (Tagalog)Manigong Bagong Taon
PolishSzczesliwego Nowego Roku
RomanianLa Multi Ani si Un An Nou Fericit
SamoanIa manuia le Tausaga Fou
SpanishFeliz año nuevo
SwahiliHeri za Mwaka Mpya
SwedishGott Nytt År
ThaiSawatdee Pi Mai
VietnameseChuc mung nam moi
WelshBlwyddyn Newydd Dda

See also Names for Santa Around the World, Greetings Around the World, Thank You Around the World, and Saying “Merry Christmas” or “Season's Greetings”Around the World.