Of course, almost everyone has plenty of friends, acquaintances, business associates and even beloved ones who live overseas and would be really happy and touched to hear ‘Happy New Year!’ in their own language… Did you ever wonder how to say Happy New Year in different languages?
We’ve decided to help you and have made up a list where you can find how ‘Happy New Year!’ is said in the most popular languages!
Christmas and New Year flowers are the symbols of gaiety, love, beauty, hope, and all the tenderest emotions in the human heart such as sharing, happiness, joy, kindness and virtues that make winter holidays more special than any other festival. Often used to decorate homes during holiday season as wreaths and Christmas centerpieces, people also exchange them as Christmas and New Year gifts in the form of bouquets and flower baskets. Flowers and greenery add interesting land festive look to the homes and tune everyone up with the spirit of winter holidays.
You can buy several beautifully prepared holiday floral arrangements from the online flower shop and gift them to the hosts of the Christmas and New Year parties you are attending this year and also send flowers to the family, friends, business associates and loved ones who are not with you to share the joys of the Christmas season or are out of town using a few simple clicks. Though Christmas flowers encompass all the varieties of flowers including the tropical ones these days because of the global connectivity and quick communication and transportation facilities, still, Poinsettias and Christmas Roses continue to enjoy a special place in Christmas and New Year celebration because of the beautiful legends that attach them to this particular festival.
Christmas Roses are English in their origin and are believed to bloom in the snow-covered mountains of Central Europe at the time, when the winter is at its prime, often during the Christmas season and thus, deserves to be known as the true Christmas blossom. People also call this white colored flower with pink tipped petals by the name of Snow Rose or Winter Rose as it blooms during the Winter season at the time when all the other greenery bows down under a thick layer of snow.
Bright, flaming red, star-shaped Poinsettias are known as ‘Flower of the Holy Night’ or ‘Flame Leaf’ in the United States. One of the most popular flowers in Central America, it was brought here by Dr. Joel Poinsett, the first US ambassador to Mexico, over a hundred years ago. Still most of the supply of this famous beloved Christmas flower in American cities is said to come from California and the folklore attached to it comes from Mexico. Like Christmas Rose, this flower also represents the deep love for Christ and great devotion of a pure innocent human being to baby Jesus.
Tomorrow, on December 25 in most of the countries people celebrate Christmas. No doubt, many of you have a lot of friends, beloved ones,acquaintances, business associatesoverseas and have definitely thought about wishing them merry Christmas in their own language…
To make your lives easier, we’ve decided to make up a list where you can find how ‘Merry Christmas’ is said in the most popular languages.
Afrikaans: Geseënde Kersfees Albanian: Gezur Krislinjden Arabic: Milad Majid Argentine: Feliz Navidad Armenian: Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand Brazilian: Feliz Natal Bulgarian: Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo Chinese: (Cantonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan’Gung Haw Sun Czech: Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok Danish: Glædelig Jul Dutch: Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! or Zalig Kerstfeast English: Merry Christmas Estonian: Rõõmsaid Jõulupühi Finnish: Hyvaa joulua French: Joyeux Noel German: Fröhliche Weihnachten Hebrew: Mo’adim Lesimkha. Chena tova Hindi: Shub Naya Baras (good New Year not Merry Christmas) Hungarian: Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket Icelandic: Gledileg Jol Iraqi: Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah Irish: Nollaig Shona Dhuit, or Nodlaig mhaith chugnat Italian: Buone Feste Natalizie Japanese: Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto Korean: Sung Tan Chuk Ha Latvian: Prieci’gus Ziemsve’tkus un Laimi’gu Jauno Gadu! Lithuanian: Linksmu Kaledu Norwegian: God Jul, or Gledelig Jul Polish: Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie Portuguese: Feliz Natal Rumanian: Sarbatori vesele or Craciun fericit Russian: S Rozhdestvom Serbian: Hristos se rodi Slovakian: Sretan Bozic or Vesele vianoce Slovak: Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok Slovene: Vesele Bozicne Praznike Srecno Novo Leto or Vesel Bozic in srecno Novo leto Spanish: Feliz Navidad Swedish: God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt År Turkish: Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun Ukrainian: Srozhdestvom Kristovym or Z RIZDVOM HRYSTOVYM Vietnamese: Chuc Mung Giang Sinh
Christmas in Japan is quite different from the Christmas celebrated in most countries. Only 1% of the Japanese population is estimated to be Christian, but in spite of this, the Japanese are great lovers of festivals and celebrations, including Christmas.
December 25th is not a national holiday, so, the main celebration revolves around Christmas eve. Christmas is mostly a commercial event in Japan. Many people don’t know exactly what the origin of Christmas is. Therefore, the Japanese have adopted many Western customs related to observing Christmas. Lots of people decorate Christmas trees at home and hold parties around this holiday. Japanese people tend to find things of interest from abroad and transform them into something that is uniquely Japanese. It’s a Japanese way to celebrate Christmas Eve by eating Christmas cakes, which the father of the family purchases on his way home from work. Stores all over carry versions of this Christmas cake and drop the price of it drastically on December 25th in order to sell everything out by the 26th.
Christmas Eve has also become a night for lovers to go out and spend a romantic time together at fancy restaurants or hotels. It isn’t easy to make reservations for such restaurants and hotels at the last minute on this day. For the more elderly couples, many hotels host dinner shows featuring major singers, actors, and actresses. Tickets to these shows, due to the season, are very pricy.