As 2018 draws to a close, it's quite possible you'll be watching the fireworks, making a toast to the year that was and chiming "Happy New Year" surrounded by a bunch of cheery loved ones, new friends or even strangers.

We are lucky to meet a diverse range of people at our humble airport hotel, and to make sure we ring in 2019 with style we've pulled together a list of how to say "Happy New Year" in 19 different languages!


1. Italian: Buon anno!


2. German: Frohes Neues Jahr!


3. French: Bonne Année!


4. Spanish: ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!


5. Tagalog (Philippines): Manigong Bagong Taon!


6. Icelandic: Gleðilegt nýtt ár!


7. Dutch: Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!


8. Swahili: Heri ya mwaka mpya!


9. Japanese: あけましておめでとう (Akemashite omedetou; pronunciation)


10. Maori: Kia hari te tau hou!


11. Turkish: Mutlu yıllar!


12. Finnish: Hyvää uutta vuotta!


13. Portuguese: Feliz Ano Novo!


14. Russian: S novym godom!


15. Danish: Godt nytår!


16. Polish: Szczesliwego Nowego Roku!


17. Mandarin: Xin Nian Kuai Le (sheen nian kwai luh; pronuciation)


18. Czech: Sťastný nový rok!


19. Finnish – Hyvää uutta vuotta!

Sources: Metro UK & Conde Nast Traveler

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