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A New Year’s Eve Abroad

22nd December 2008 by Emilie

Christmas is now at our door. Most people have already bought their Christmas and Holiday Cards. But some of us; Europeans and French, send cards for New Year. I moved to London 7 months ago from Paris and plan on keeping the very convenient French custom of sending cards in January, as well as kissing at Midnight on New Year’s Eve!

Speaking of the French, did you know that In France, New Year

Read comments (13)

  1. Dan Kerschen:

    Very sweet :) Merry X-Mas and a Happy New Year to you and all readers too.
    By the way, in Luxembourg we say: Prost

  2. ksklein:

    In Germany we say “Prost!” similar to Denmark: Proost

  3. Grannymar:

    In Ireland we say “Slainte”. It translates as Good health!

    Slainte Mhath to all at Moo for 2009.

  4. Carina:

    Actually, ‘cheers’ in Denmark is “sk

  5. Mike:

    Belgium: Proost! Gezondheid! Sant

  6. Agustin Saldias:

    What?! We don’t say “Saude! Viva!” here, we say “Salud!” or “Salud! Feliz a

  7. sarah:

    Wishing you a Happy New Year 2009 !! (:

  8. Richard:

    I had a great New Years in Riga a couple of years ago, so ‘Priek?!’ got a lot of practice in my best Latvian accent.

    Here are some others if you happen to be travelling around eastern Europe:

    Na zdravje! (Slovene)

  9. Petchy:

    The Norwegian word for “cheers” is “sk

  10. kathryn:

    You guys are too cute for words. Wish I had traveled somewhere to be able to add another toast to the mix. All I can say is “Cheers”.

  11. Emilie:

    Happy New Year everyone and thanks for your help!
    I can now add a few destinations to my “Where to spend the next New Year’s eve” list!
    The MOO team wishes you all the best for 2009.

  12. Christina:

    In Denmark we say “skål”, not “proost” or at least in my lifetime I’ve never heard anyone say it.

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