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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!


Holiday Inn Sydney Airport, an IHG hotel.


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