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How to say “Happy New Year” in 11 different languages

Where you wind up, here’s how to wish someone a happy new year.

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As soon as the last seconds of 2016 are over, the world will ring in the New Year with fireworks, champagne toast, and an emphatic “Happy New Year!…or “Bonne Année!”…or “Happy new year!” Whether you’re in Iceland, or the Philippines, here is how to properly greet 2017 in 11 different languages around the world.

1. French: Bonne Année!

2. Spanish: ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

3. Icelandic: Gleðilegt nýtt ár!

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4. English: Happy New Year!

5. Tagalog (Philippines: Manigong Bagong Taon!

6. Swahili: Heri ya mwaka mpya!

7. Italian: Buon anno!

For the correct pronunciation and even more ways to say: Happy new year view the full list.

 

 

 

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