Happy New Year: A Time To Reflect And Look Ahead (In English, Swahili, Spanish, German….)


Or should I say:

Heri ya Mwaka Mpya! (Swahili)
Godt Nytt år! (Norwegian)
新年快乐! / Xīnnián kuàilè! (Chinese Mandarin)
or Feliz Año Nuevo! (Spanish)

Not only are these the words to celebrate New Year’s all over the world. They are the words spoken by those I’ve acquainted myself with through my website and weekly emails. Allow me to finish our 2017 celebration by including all the languages of those connected through The Periphery:

Sretna Nova Godina! (Croatian)
Feliz Ano Novo! (Portuguese)
Zoo Siab Xyoo Tshiab! (Hmong)
हैप्पी न्यू ईयर / Haippee Nyoo Eeyar! (Hindi)
Selamat Tahun Baru! (Malay)
Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku! (Polish)
с новым годом / C Novym Godom! (Russian)
Glückliches neues Jahr! (German)
Malipayong Bag-ong Tuig! (Cebuano)
Bonne Annee! (French)

New Years is nothing less than a celebration of life. We use the changing of the year as an opportunity to look ahead to a new start while looking back on what had happened in the past twelve months. It’s a time to get out of the bunker of our daily activity, stick our head out, and realize all the life about us, behind us, and before us.

I hope you can use this transition point in life to reflect on yours–and where you want it to go. Have an incredible start to your 2017!

If you know how to say Happy New Year in another language not included above, please include in the comments. (And if you’d like to be included in my weekly emails, write me at brandon@theperiphery.com)


What say you?