New Year Traditions

People across the globe trust in certain superstitions related to New Year’s Day. Underlying idea behind most of these superstitions is that events occurring on New Year’s Day sets the pattern for the rest of the year. According to customs prevalent in their society, people perform auspicious acts to invite Lady Luck and ward off […]

Saying “Happy New Year!” Around the World

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. Language Happy New Year! Afrikaans Voorspoedige nuwe jaar Arabic Kul ‘am wa antum bikhair Basque Urte Berri on Bengali Shuvo noboborsho Chinese (Cantonese) Sun nien fai […]