Happy New Year
December 31, 2002 7:05 PM   Subscribe

Happy New Year[in the language of your choice] Happy new year, my friends. See you on the other side.
posted by SandeepKrishnamurthy (11 comments total)
Akemashite omedetoo gozaimasu! Kotoshi mo yoroshiku onegaishimasu. (Happy New Year! Untranslatable vague regards!) I'm about to chow down on a traditional Japanese New Year's feast, osechi. My mother-in-law has probably been cooking for the past two days. Let the grinding begin.

I am 36 this year, the year of the sheep on the 12-year Chinese zodiac. Everyone in Japan gets a stack of New Year's cards delivered all on New Year's morning. Because the wheel has turned back to my animal, I am "toshi-otoko" (year-man) in Japan.

Untranslatable vague regards to everyone!
posted by planetkyoto at 8:48 PM on December 31, 2002

Hmm. The page is broken for me (and yes, I have Flash). Does it have Hawaiian? Hau`oli makahiki hou, everyone!

We're infusing our New Year's with a touch of Japanese as well... after a traditional ceremony at my family's Zen temple, I'm going to make (for the first time) ozoni - supposedly simple, so I should get it right.
posted by pzarquon at 10:20 PM on December 31, 2002

Huh? I thought New Year's Day was March 25th. Did I miss something? (Here's a nice chart on calendar history.)
posted by homunculus at 12:38 AM on January 1, 2003

Happy New Year! English.
posted by rotifer at 12:45 AM on January 1, 2003

Boldog új évet! (Hungarian - BOLLdog OY EY-vett)
posted by fooljay at 2:11 AM on January 1, 2003

The Dutch one's a bit off. "Verheugd Nieuwjaar"?

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar to you all.
posted by prolific at 5:28 AM on January 1, 2003

Gleðilegt ár! (Icelandic)
posted by einarorn at 6:11 AM on January 1, 2003

Bon any nou! (Catalan)
Urte berri on! (Basque)
Bon ano novo! (Galician)
Gayoleru añu nuevu (Bable)
posted by samelborp at 8:16 AM on January 1, 2003

Happy New Year eh! (Canadian)
posted by blue_beetle at 9:53 AM on January 1, 2003

Happy New Year... Y'all! (Southern)
posted by SweetIceT at 10:40 AM on January 1, 2003

Kvme We Xipantu! (Mapudungun)
posted by languagehat at 3:23 PM on January 1, 2003

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