How to Say "Happy New Year" in Spanish
Common Phrases for the New Year
On New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, Spanish speakers often use the phrase ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!, meaning Happy New Year! in English. In addition to this greeting, there are a variety of other expressions you can use around the start of a new year:
|Happy New Year! (literally, Happy Year!)|
|Happy New Year! (literally, Prosperous New Year!)|
Given that the start of the new year occurs around the same time as many other holidays around the world, you can also use the phrase ¡Felices fiestas!to express well wishes at this time of year. This expression can be translated as Happy Holidays!, Season's greetings!, or Compliments of the season! in English.
Check out the following examples that show how to use these phrases:
New Year's Traditions in Spanish-Speaking Countries
Did you know that Spanish-speaking countries around the world have different ways of ringing in the new year? In addition to an abundance of food, dancing, and other festivities, many countries have specific traditions they practice to welcome prosperity and happiness in the new year. Check out the table below for a list of common traditions in el mundo hispanohablante(the Spanish-speaking world).
Looking for a reason to celebrate? Take a look at these articles about holidays and festivals in the Spanish-speaking world!