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Jun 19, 2003
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Oops, this is what I get for getting my news from American sources. I forgot to post about Emancipation Day.

August 1, 2009 - Emancipation Day (Canada)

August 1st - Emancipation Day 175 Years Of Freedom

SIO Note: On this day, The Slavery Abolition Act (1833) ended slavery in the British Empire on August 1, 1834. August 1st has become known as Emancipation Day in the former British colonies, except for America.

(In America, beginning in the 1750s, there was widespread sentiment during the American Revolution that slavery was a social evil (for the country as a whole and for the whites) and should eventually be abolished. All the Northern states passed emancipation acts between 1780 and 1804. The American South did not. Abraham Lincoln was initially hesistant to outlaw slavery, but changed his mind during the Civil War. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863 was followed by the passing of 13th Amendment outlawing slavery in America. Interesting to note that two states only ratified the 13th Amendment recently.
Kentucky (March 18, 1976, after having rejected it on February 24, 1865)
Mississippi (March 16, 1995, after having rejected it on December 5, 1865)

Canada which did recognise the Act thus became a destination of American slaves wanting freedom.
An estimated 30,000 American slaves sought refuge, and found freedom, in the Windsor area beginning in the 1830s.

Emanicpation Day is a federal holiday in the British Commonwealth countries of the Carribbean. It is an unofficial holiday in Windsor, Ontario, Canada since we were the terminus of The Underground Railway.
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Emancipation Day...?
Yesterday night when I was out, waiting for the arrival of a friend, I was reading a free paper distributed in Toronto area pubs. In it, I read about Emancipation Day, which is celebrated in Windsor every August 1st (Windsor is the city in Ontario directly south of Detroit across the Detroit River -- yes, south of Detroit).

What's Emancipation Day? Well, in 1833, the British Parliament passed an act banning slavery. It took full effect at midnight of July 31, 1834. On August 1, 1834, slavery was banned throughout the British Empire, including British North America. At the same time, the legislature of Upper Canada (today the province of Ontario) passed a law making it illegal to return escaped slaves to the United States. For nearly two generations, until the US Civil War was sorted out, Canada became a haven for escaped slaves from the United States. Windsor, as the first Canadian place many of the slaves arrived at, has a special place in this history.

Ontario has a proud history in this respect... proud in the relative sense the word can be used where slavery is concerned, at any rate. Created in 1791 as a home for Loyalists (many of the black) fleeing the US after the Revolution, Upper Canada had for its first leader Lord Simcoe, who was an avowed abolishionist. While he could not ban slavery outright, he did persuade the new legistlature to undertake, as only the province's second act of legislation, to ban the importation of slaves into Upper Canada, and to legislate that any slave living in Upper Canada must be freed upon reaching age 25. While it didn't end slavery outright, it was effectively the death knell of the institution here, and it gave Ontario the distinction of being the first jurisdiction in the entire British Empire to officially move against slavery.

Certainly the course of African-Canadian history has not been entirely a smooth one. But I think it's important to remind the public of where we've come from, how far we've come and how proud we can be of living in a place that was so bold and important in the struggle to end slavery. Why should Emancipation Day be only recognized in Windsor? Shouldn't all of Ontario, maybe all of Canada, mark this day officially? What a wonderful thing to celebrate! The birth of freedom, the realization that human beings are human beings and due rights without regard to where they come from or what they look like... these are important things that should not be forgotten, but should be brought to mind every year. I think we as a people would be all the better for it. In Toronto, we celebrate Simcoe Day every August. Why not combine the two? A celebration of the end of slavery, and one of the first people in the Empire to move against it. Simcoe and emancipation! Something we can really be proud of.
Posted by barefoot hiker at 7:38 PM
“The Greatest Freedom Show on Earth” in Windsor.

See "Underground Railroad", "Black Loyalists" & "Black Nova Scotians" in Wikipedia and elsewhere.
Jun 19, 2003
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
August 3, 2009 - Civic Holiday (Canada)

Civic Holiday is the most widely used name for a public holiday celebrated in parts of Canada on the first Monday in August, though it is only officially known by that term in Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and Manitoba. It is a statutory holiday in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, but not in Manitoba.

The holiday is known by a variety of names in different provinces and municipalities, including British Columbia Day in British Columbia, New Brunswick Day in New Brunswick, Ontario Day in Ontario and Saskatchewan Day in Saskatchewan. In Alberta, Heritage Day is an "optional" civil holiday, having being downgraded from a statutory holiday following the introduction of Family Day in 1990. The holiday is celebrated as Natal Day in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, but is not an official holiday in either locale.

In Ontario, the holiday is observed as a municipal holiday known as Simcoe Day in Toronto, Mountie Day in North York, Colonel By Day in Ottawa, Joseph Brant Day in Burlington, Founders' Day in Brantford, McLaughlin Day in Oshawa, Alexander Mackenzie Day in Sarnia, James Cockburn Day in Cobourg, Peter Robinson Day in Peterborough, and John Galt Day in Guelph, as well as numerous other names in smaller municipalities. Although a work holiday is given to employees of the federal and many municipal governments, the provincial government has not defined this day as a statutory holiday and it is not mentioned in either Ontario's Employment Standards Act or Retail Business Holidays Act.

The holiday is not generally observed in Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, or Yukon, except by federal employees. In Newfoundland, the Royal St. John's Regatta, which usually occurs on the first Wednesday of August, effectively displaces the Monday holiday, even though it is only officially celebrated as a civic holiday in St. John's.
Jun 19, 2003
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Remembrance Day (originally known as Armistice Day) for the Commonwealth of Nations and Veterans Day in America is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War.

It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918.

Take a minute to remember the veterans of war, those who died in service to their countries, and troops in current theatres of operations such as Afghanistan.
Jun 19, 2003
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
I'm borrowing Mette's posting from Garberholics. All credit for the information goes to her.

Christmas Eve, December 24, is the day before Christmas Day, the celebrated birthday of Jesus.

Religious observance
The religious observance of the Nativity of Jesus was originally celebrated on January 6. Later, it was moved to December 25 with January 6 commemorating either the arrival of the Magi (in the West) or the Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan (in the East). Only the Armenian Apostolic Church and the Armenian Catholic Church continue to celebrate the Nativity on January 6, and thus have no Christmas Eve celebrations on December 24.

Western Churches
Traditional Midnight Mass with Shepherds in Provence.In the Western Christian Churches, the Christmas season liturgically begins on Christmas Eve. The Mass of the Vigil is said in the late afternoon or early evening hours of December 24. The Christmastide season continues through until the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord on the Sunday following the Solemnity of the Epiphany.

Many Roman Catholics and Anglicans traditionally celebrate a midnight Mass (Eucharist) which begins sometime before midnight on Christmas Day; this ceremony, which is held in churches throughout the world, marks the beginning of Christmas Day. A popular joke is to ask what time Midnight Mass starts, but in recent years some churches have scheduled their "Midnight" Mass as early as 7 p.m. In Spanish-speaking areas, the Midnight Mass is sometimes referred to as Misa del Gallo ("Rooster's Mass"). In the Philippines, this custom lasts for nine days, starting on December 16 and continuing daily up to December 24, during which Filipinos attend dawn masses, usually starting at around 4:00-5:00 a.m.

Other churches hold a candlelight service, which is also typically held earlier in the evening; these often feature dramatizations of the Nativity. Similar worship services are held in many Protestant churches on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

In the early evening, many Methodists come to their church to celebrate Holy Communion with their families. The mood is very solemn, and often the only visible light is the Advent Wreath, and the candles upon the Lord's Table.

The Nine Lessons and Carols broadcast annually from King's College, Cambridge on Christmas Eve has established itself as one of the signs that Christmas has begun in the United Kingdom. It is broadcast to many parts of the world via the BBC World Service.

Eastern Churches
A number of Eastern Christian churches follow the traditional Julian Calendar, which is currently 13 days behind the modern Gregorian Calendar; thus Christmas Day (December 25) on the Julian Calendar falls on January 7 of the Gregorian Calendar. Some Orthodox Churches have adopted a Revised Julian Calendar, which uses the Gregorian Calendar for the fixed feasts of the liturgical year.

In the Eastern Orthodox Church Christmas is called "The Nativity, According to the Flesh, of our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ," and is considered one of the Great Feasts of the church year. It ranks fourth in importance among the Great Feasts, after Pascha (Easter), Pentecost and Theophany (Epiphany). Christmas Eve is referred to as the "Eve of the Nativity", and is observed as a strict fast day, called Paramony (Greek: παραμονή, Slavonic: navechérie, "preparation", or "vigil"). Those faithful who are physically able to do so, eat no solid food on this day until the first star is seen in the evening sky (or at the very least, until after the Vesperal Divine Liturgy that day). If Paramony falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the day is not observed as a strict fast, but a less restricted fasting meal at which wine and oil are allowed (but no meat, fish or dairy products) is served after the Divine Liturgy that morning.

On this day the Royal Hours are celebrated in the morning. Some of the hymns are similar to those of Theophany and Good Friday, thus tying the symbolism of Jesus' Nativity to his earthly ministry and his death on the Cross. The Royal Hours are followed by the Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil which combines Vespers with the Divine Liturgy. During the Vespers, eight Old Testament lections ("parables") which prefigure or prophesy the Incarnation of Christ are read, and special antiphons are chanted. If the Feast of the Nativity falls on a Sunday or Monday, the Royal Hours are chanted on the previous Friday (which is always a fast day), and on the Paramony the Vesperal Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom is celebrated in the morning.

The All-Night Vigil on the night of December 24 consists of Great Compline, Matins and the First Hour. One of the highlights of Great Compline is the exultant chanting of "God is with us!" interspersed between selected verses from the prophesy of Isaiah 8:9-18, foretelling the triumph of the Kingdom of God, and 9:2-7, foretelling the birth of the Messiah ("For unto us a child is born...and he shall be called...the Mighty God...."). The Orthodox do not normally serve a Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve; rather, the Divine Liturgy for the Nativity of Christ is celebrated the next morning. However, in those monasteries which continue to celebrate the All-Night Vigil in its long form—where it literally lasts throughout the night—the conclusion of the Vigil at dawn on Christmas morning will often lead directly into the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. When the Vigil is separate from the Divine Liturgy, the Lenten fast continues even after the Vigil, until the end of the Liturgy the next morning. In the afternoon of Christmas Day, Great Vespers is celebrated. During the service a special prokeimenon, called the "Great Prokeimenon" is chanted by the deacon and choir.

Traditional Polish Wigilia potrawy.Large meals are common, often with turkey or ham as the main item. In traditional Orthodox and Catholic countries, Christmas Eve continues to be observed as a fast day, and the meal, though fasting has developed a rich symbolism. The Christmas Eve supper is usually held in candle light, in the evening after the first star appears in the sky. The star symbolizes the birth of Jesus in Christian tradition. Sometimes the meal takes place outside under the starts. Hay may be spread on the floor to recreate the experience of that first Christmas Eve in Bethlehem. Foods are often chosen for their symbolic meaning.

In Czech Republic and Slovakia, the meal features a fish soup and breaded roasted carp with potato salad. Italian Catholics eat seven types of seafood. In some parts of Eastern Europe such as Poland and Lithuania, a traditional meatless 12-dishes Christmas Eve Supper is served before opening gifts. Cubans, Dominicans, and Puerto Ricans serve roast pig (pernil).

A symbolic Christmas Eve meal used to be a common Eastern Orthodox tradition in the Russian Empire, but today it has become virtually extinct in Russia as a result of the official atheism of the former Soviet Union; though it continues to be popular in Ukraine.

In France and some other French-speaking areas, a long family dinner, called a réveillon is held on Christmas Eve. The name of this dinner is based on the word réveil (meaning "waking"), because participation involves staying awake until midnight and beyond. The food consumed at réveillons is generally of an exceptional or luxurious nature. For instance, appetizers may include lobster, oysters, escargots or foie gras, etc. One traditional dish is turkey with chestnuts. Réveillons in Québec will often include some variety of tourtière. Dessert may consist of a bûche de Noël. In Provence, the tradition of the 13 desserts is followed: 13 desserts are served, almost invariably including: pompe à l'huile (a flavoured bread), dates, etc. Quality wine is usually consumed a such dinners, often with champagne or similar sparkling wines as a conclusion.

Gift giving
It is also seen as the night when Santa Claus or his international variants make their rounds giving gifts to good children. In the Czech Republic and Hungary, where St. Nicholas (sveti Mikuláš) gives his sweet gifts on December 6th, the Christmas gift-giver is the Child Jesus (Ježíšek in Czech and Jézuska in Hungarian), also known to most as Christkind. In Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Iceland, Argentina, Poland, Portugal and Quebec, Christmas presents are opened mostly on the evening of the 24th, while in Italy, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, English Canada, South Africa, and Australia mostly on the morning of Christmas Day. In Finland Joulupukki personally meets children and gives presents in the evening of Christmas Eve. In most parts of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland Christmas presents are opened in the evening of December 24th ('Bescherung') and are brought by Christkind or Christchild, who leaves the gifts but is never seen doing so. In Spain gifts are traditionally opened on the morning of January 6, Epiphany day ("Día de Los Tres Reyes Magos"), though in some other countries, like Argentina and Uruguay people received presents both around Christmas and on the morning of Epiphany day; there are also some countries, like the rest of Latin America, where people stay awake until midnight, when they open the presents.

Regional traditions - Christmas worldwide

South America
In South America Christmas Eve, known as La Noche Buena (English - The Good Night), is celebrated by staying up until midnight. At midnight, gifts and presents are opened. Fireworks are also shot off. Fireworks are the main focus of the celebration. It is not a silent night, with families coming together exchanging presents and going to church. After Christmas the children often play with their new presents or go to church with their parents and grandparents.

As in South America, Christmas Eve is also known as Nochebuena in Spain. There are two important traditions: attending Christmas Mass and enjoying a meal with friends and family.

There is a wide variety of typical foods one might find on plates across Spain on this particular night, and each region has its own distinct specialties. It is particularly common, however, to start the meal with a seafood dish such as prawns or salmon, followed by a bowl of hot, homemade soup. The main meal will commonly consist of roast lamb, or seafood, such as cod or shellfish. For dessert, there is quite a spread of delicacies, among them are turrón, a dessert made of honey, egg and almonds that is Arabic in origin.

Iceland and Norway
It is traditional in Finland to bring candles to the graves of loved ones on Christmas Eve and All Saints Day.In Iceland and Norway, Yule starts on the night of December 24th, at 6:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. respectively. Church bells ring at that time and people either sit down for holiday dinner at home or with closest family. After that they open gifts and spend the evening together.

Slavic countries
Polish Oplatki (Christmas Wafer) in a basket.In many cultures, a festive dinner is traditionally served for the family and close friends in attendance, when the first star (usually Sirius) arrives on the sky. In Slavic countries, it is known as Wygilia (Eve), and being invited to attend a Wygilia dinner with a family is considered a high honour. Unless attendance is impossible or otherwise too impractical, or if the person has made other plans already, turning down such an invitation, or not showing up can be considered extremely rude. Families in some Slavic countries leave one extra place setting for lost visitor (alluding to St. Mary and St. Joseph looking for shelter).

Before eating everyone exchanges Christmas greetings with each other by giving a piece of Christmas wafer (Oplatki), usually stamped with a religious image, such as the Nativity scene. There is a tradition of having at least 12 (or its multiple) Lenten (meatless) dishes. One has to try every single dish to avoid bad luck next year. Dishes are usually fish based, with carp being very important e.g., in Poland.

After the dinner children unpack presents from under the Christmas Tree. Later people attend Midnight Mass to solemnly celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

North America
Most families circulate wrapped gifts in the two weeks before Christmas Day. In North America, gifts are most commonly opened on Christmas morning; however, families may also choose to open all or some of their presents on Christmas Eve, depending on evolving family traditions, logistics, and the age of the children involved. E.g., minor children might open their presents on Christmas Eve and the adults their presents on Christmas morning, or everyone might open their gifts on Christmas morning. In Quebec and among many francophone families living in other provinces, the Réveillon is held on Christmas Eve with traditional food such as tourtière, attendance at church, and the opening of gifts.

It is also common tradition throughout North America for children to leave milk and cookies for Santa the night before on a plate before the fireplace.

Further information: Christmas in the Philippines
In the Philippines, the predominantly Roman Catholic Christian country in Asia, Christmas Eve is usually celebrated by attending the "Rooster's Mass or Misa del Gallo which is celebrated hours before the clock ticks 12 A.M. signifying the arrival of Christmas Day. After attending church, Filipino families usually hold a feast named Noche Buena to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. A great variety of food is eaten during this feast, an event that usually is done with great preparation. Foods being prepared include the famous lechón, quezo de bola, jamón (Christmas ham), roast chicken (turkey did not gain much popularity in the Philippines), barbecued meats, pancit, among many others. Despite the fact that some families are poor, they still find a way to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ through eating, family time and merry-making.

Declaration of Christmas Peace has been a tradition in Finland from the Middle Ages every year, except in 1939 due to the Winter War. The declaration takes place on the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City and former capital, at noon on Christmas Eve. It is broadcast on Finnish radio (since 1935) and television and nowadays also in some foreign countries.

The declaration ceremony begins with the hymn Jumala ompi linnamme (Martin Luther's A Mighty Fortress Is Our God) and continues with the Declaration of Christmas Peace read from a parchment roll:

"Tomorrow, God willing, marks the most gracious feast of the birth of our Lord and Saviour, and therefore a general Christmas peace is hereby declared, and all persons are directed to observe this holiday with due reverence and otherwise quietly and peacefully to conduct themselves, for whosoever breaks this peace and disturbs the Christmas holiday by any unlawful or improper conduct shall be liable, under aggravating circumstances, to whatever penalty is prescribed by law and decree for each particular offence or misdemeanour. Finally, all citizens are wished a joyous Christmas holiday."
The Ceremony ends with trumpets playing the Finnish national anthem Maamme and Porilaisten marssi, with the crowd usually singing when the band plays Maamme.

Recently, there is also a declaration of Christmas peace for forest animals in many cities and municipalities, so there is no hunting during Christmas.

In Finland people usually take a Christmas sauna. The tradition is very old. Unlike on normal days, when going to sauna is in the evening, on Christmas eve it is before sunset. This tradition has is based on a pre-20th century belief that the spirits of the dead return and have a sauna on the usual sauna hours.

Further information: Swedish festivities#Christmas
In Sweden, most of the Christmas celebrations take place on Christmas Eve, including Santa Claus' s distribution of Christmas presents.

In Denmark, Christmas Eve is when the main celebrations are carried out; this includes Christmas dinner and the opening of presents.
Jun 19, 2003
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Today is Orthodox Christmas!

So that's why I have my artificial Christmas tree still up and decorated!

The various Orthodox Christian Churches use the old Julian Calendar to mark their holy days, so it leads to a time discrepancy with the standard modern calendar.
Jun 19, 2003
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Happy Chinese New Year, everyone. Today is also Valentine's Day.

Chinese New Year is about good fortune. Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate love for that special person in your life.
That means today is a day that you get "lucky" with your loved one!

Sun Nin Fylock everyone! It's Chinese New Year 4708, the Year of the Tiger.

"Gung Hey Fat Choy" is the Cantonese New Year's greeting. The Mandarin equivalent greeting is "Gong Xi Fa Cai". It means "Congratulations and be prosperous".

The literal translation of "Sun Nin Fylock" in Cantonese is New Year Happiness.

The story is Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve heeded his call, and Buddha rewarded each by naming a year after each one. He then proclaimed that the people born in each animal's year would have some of that animal's personality.

The Tiger years so far have been 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 and now 2010 followed by 2022 (according to the 12 year cycle).

People born in the Chinese New Year of Tiger, 2010 will preponderantly have the below mentioned traits in their character: Adventurous, sensitive, emotional, and risk-taking. Those who are born in the Year of the Tiger are smart, uncomplicated and friendly by nature. They have strong will power and never give-up attitude.
Jun 19, 2003
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Happy New Year 2012

Sun Nin Fylock (Literally 'New Year Happiness') to the Cantonese Chinese.

Godt Nytår to Mette
Ein Gutes Neues Jahr to Chris740/Barbara
Bonne Année to Margo W and to Louise
Feliz Ano Novo to Esm
Gott nytt år to kiwimarmelad/Emelie
Onnellista uutta vuotta to DoubleL

I wish everyone of the forum has a safe and prosperous New Year. ;confet;

AFRIKAANS - gelukkige nuwejaar
ALBANIAN - Gëzuar vitin e ri
ALSATIAN - e glëckliches nëies / güets nëies johr
ARABIC - عام سعيد (aam saiid) / sana saiida
ARMENIAN - shnorhavor nor tari
AZERI - yeni iliniz mubarek
BAMBARA - aw ni san'kura / bonne année
BASQUE - urte berri on
BELARUSIAN - З новым годам (Z novym hodam)
BENGALI - subho nababarsho
BERBER - asgwas amegas
BETI - mbembe mbu
BOBO - bonne année
BOSNIAN - sretna nova godina
BRETON - bloavezh mat / bloavez mad
BULGARIAN - честита нова година (chestita nova godina)
BURMESE - hnit thit ku mingalar pa
CANTONESE - sun nin fi lok / kung hé fat coi
CATALAN - bon any nou
MANDARIN CHINESE - xin nian kuai le / xin nian hao
CORSICAN - pace e salute
CROATIAN - sretna nova godina
CZECH - šťastný nový rok
DANISH - godt nytår
DARI - sale naw tabrik
DUTCH - gelukkig Nieuwjaar
ENGLISH - happy new year
ESPERANTO - felicxan novan jaron
feliæan - novan jaron
ESTONIAN - head uut aastat
EWE - eƒé bé dzogbenyui nami
FAROESE - gott nýggjár
FINNISH - onnellista uutta vuotta
FLEMISH - gelukkig Nieuwjaar
FRENCH - bonne année
FRISIAN - lokkich neijier
FRIULAN - bon an
GALICIAN - feliz aninovo
GEORGIAN - gilocavt akhal tsels
GERMAN - ein gutes neues Jahr / prost Neujahr
GREEK - kali chronia / kali xronia
eutichismenos o kainourgios chronos (we wish you a happy new year)
GUJARATI - sal mubarak / nootan varshabhinandan
GUARANÍ - rogüerohory año nuévo-re
HAWAIIAN - hauoli makahiki hou
HEBREW - שנה טובה (shana tova)
HINDI - nav varsh ki subhkamna
HMONG - nyob zoo xyoo tshiab
HUNGARIAN - boldog új évet
ICELANDIC - farsælt komandi ár
INDONESIAN - selamat tahun baru
IRISH GAELIC - ath bhliain faoi mhaise
ITALIAN - felice anno nuovo, buon anno
JAVANESE - sugeng warsa enggal
JAPANESE - akemashite omedetô
KABYLIAN - asseggas ameggaz
KANNADA - hosa varshada shubhaashayagalu
KAZAKH - zhana zhiliniz kutti bolsin
KHMER - sur sdei chhnam thmei
KINYARWANDA - umwaka mwiza
KIRUNDI - umwaka mwiza
KOREAN - seh heh bok mani bat uh seyo
KURDE - sala we ya nû pîroz be
LAO - sabai di pi mai
LATIN - felix sit annus novus
LATVIAN - laimīgu Jauno gadu
LIGURIAN - feliçe annu nœvu / feliçe anno nêuvo
LINGALA - bonana / mbula ya sika elamu na tonbeli yo
LITHUANIAN - laimingų Naujųjų Metų
LOW SAXON - gelükkig nyjaar
LUXEMBOURGEOIS - e gudd neit Joër
MACEDONIAN - Среќна Нова Година (srekna nova godina)
MALAGASY - arahaba tratry ny taona
MALAY - selamat tahun baru
MALAYALAM - nava varsha ashamshagal
MALTESE - is-sena t-tajba
MANGAREVAN - kia porotu te ano ou
MAORI - kia hari te tau hou
MARATHI - navin varshaachya hardik shubbheccha
MONGOLIAN - shine jiliin bayariin mend hurgeye (Шинэ жилийн баярын мэнд хvргэе)
MORÉ - wênd na kô-d yuum-songo
NDEBELE - umyaka omucha omuhle
NORWEGIAN - godt nyttår
OCCITAN - bon annada
PASHTO - nawe kaalmo mobarak sha
PERSIAN - سال نو مبارک (sâle no mobârak)
POLISH - szczęśliwego nowego roku
PORTUGUESE - feliz ano novo
PUNJABI - nave saal deeyan vadhaiyaan
ROMANCHE - bun di bun onn
ROMANI - baxtalo nevo bersh
ROMANIAN - un an nou fericit / la mulţi ani
RUSSIAN - С Новым Годом (S novim godom)
SAMOAN - ia manuia le tausaga fou
SANGO - nzoni fini ngou
SARDINIAN - bonu annu nou
SCOTTISH GAELIC - bliadhna mhath ur
SERBIAN - srećna nova godina / Срећна нова година
SHIMAORE - mwaha mwema
SHONA - goredzva rakanaka
SINDHI - nain saal joon wadhayoon
SINHALA - suba aluth avuruddak vewa
SLOVAK - šťastný nový rok
SLOVENIAN - srečno novo leto
SOBOTA - dobir leto
SOMALI - sanad wanagsan
SPANISH - feliz año nuevo
SRANAN - wan bun nyun yari
SWAHILI - mwaka mzuri / heri ya mwaka mpya
SWEDISH - gott nytt år
SWISS-GERMAN - es guets Nöis
TAGALOG - manigong bagong taon
TAHITIAN - ia orana i te matahiti api
TAMAZIGHT - assugas amegaz
TAMIL - iniya puthandu nalVazhthukkal
TATAR - yaña yıl belän
TELUGU - nuthana samvathsara subhakankshalu)
THAI - สวัสดีปีใหม่ (sawatdii pimaï)
TIBETAN - tashi delek / losar tashi delek
TSHILUBA - tshidimu tshilenga
TULU - posa varshada shubashaya
TURKISH - yeni yiliniz kutlu olsun
UDMURT - Vyľ Aren
UKRAINIAN Z novym rokom
URDU - naya saal mubarik
UZBEK yangi yilingiz qutlug' bo'lsin
VIETNAMESE - Chúc Mừng Nǎm Mới / Cung Chúc Tân Niên / Cung Chúc Tân Xuân
WALOON - ("betchfessîs" spelling) bone annéye / bone annéye èt bone santéye
WELSH - blwyddyn newydd dda
WOLOF - dewenati
YIDDISH - a gut yohr
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