New Year’s Day

happy new year Sally Mahoney

The first day of the New Year is a federal holiday. For many people, January first also means making a New Year’s resolution. The most common being to lose weight/get in shape, stop smoking and get organized. What is yours and how do you plan to achieve it?

In some communities families visit each other for New Year’s Day brunch and lots of watching football bowl games.

Learn to say Happy New Year in these languages heard in our cluster

* Chinese (Cantonese) – Sun nien fai lok
* Chinese (Mandarin) – Xin nian yu kuai
* Danish – Godt Nytår
* Dutch – Gelukkig nieuwjaar
* French – Bonne année
* Gaelic – Aith-bhliain Fe Nhaise Dhuit
* German – Gutes Neues Jahr
* Hebrew – Shanah tovah
* Italian – Buon Capo d’Anno
* Norwegian – Godt Nyttår
* Polish – Szczesliwego Nowego roku
* Portuguese – Feliz ano novo
* Romanian – La Multi Ani
* Russian – S Novym Godom
* Spanish – Feliz Año Nuevo
* Swedish – Gott Nytt År
* Turkish – Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
* Welsh – Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

Photo: Sally Mahoney (Flickr)