How to say ‘Happy New Year’ in the all languages of the European Union

As we approach the new year, it’s a great opportunity to celebrate the diversity and unity of the European Union. With so many different cultures, it’s important to know how to greet people in different languages. So here, for your celebrations, is “happy new year” in all the official languages of the European Union, including Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, and Swedish. Let’s ring in the new year by celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the European Union!

  • Austria: “Frohes Neues Jahr” (German)

  • Belgium: “Joyeuse Année” (French) or “Gelukkig Nieuwjaar” (Dutch)

  • Bulgaria: “Chestita Nova Godina” (Bulgarian)

  • Croatia: “Sretna Nova Godina” (Croatian)

  • Cyprus: “Eftychisméno to néo étos” (Greek)

  • Czechia: “Štastný nový rok” (Czech)

  • Denmark: “Godt Nytår” (Danish)

  • Estonia: “Head Uut Aastat” (Estonian)

  • Finland: “Hyvää uutta vuotta” (Finnish)

  • France: “Bonne Année” (French)

  • Germany: “Frohes Neues Jahr” (German)

  • Greece: “Eftychisméno to néo étos” (Greek)

  • Hungary: “Boldog Új Évet” (Hungarian)

  • Ireland: “Athbhliain faoi mhaise duit!” (Irish)

  • Italy: “Buon Anno” (Italian)

  • Latvia: “Laimigu Jauno Gadu” (Latvian)

  • Lithuania: “Laimingu Naujuju Met?” (Lithuanian)

  • Luxembourg: “E schéine Neijoar” (Luxembourgish)

  • Malta: “Is-Sena T-Tajba” (Maltese)

  • Netherlands: “Gelukkig Nieuwjaar” (Dutch)

  • Poland: “Szczesliwego Nowego Roku” (Polish)

  • Portugal: “Feliz Ano Novo” (Portuguese)

  • Romania: “Un An Nou Fericit” (Romanian)

  • Slovakia: “Štastný Nový Rok” (Slovak)

  • Slovenia: “Srecno Novo Leto” (Slovenian)

  • Spain: “Feliz Año Nuevo” (Spanish)

  • Sweden: “Gott Nytt År” (Swedish)

Whether you’re traveling or just want to spread some holiday cheer, these translations will come in handy as you ring in the new year with friends and family from different cultural backgrounds. From all of us at, we wish you a happy and prosperous new year in every language!”

3 replies

  1. In Latvian it’s “Laim?gu Jauno gadu”;
    In Lithuanian it’s “Laiming? Nauj?j? met?”.
    It would be great if you could correct it.

  2. Love the EU New Year greetings! Would be most helpful and appreciated to see phonetic pronunciations in order to say them properly.


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