Le Jour de l’An (New Year’s Day) is a public holiday in France. It is the time when people spend the day quietly in the company of friends or family.
They however enjoy the New Year’s Eve on 31st December for whole night. At that time fireworks displays are common. Many people drink champagne or wine and many other sing The song of a New Year (Chanson du nouvel An).
On New Year’s day, people also wish Happy New Year to everybody.
How to Wish Happy New Year in French ?
In French People wish each other Happy New Year by saying Bonne année
Other commonly used French terms for wishing Happy New Year are -
- Heureuse année
- Bonne et heureuse année
- Heureuse nouvelle année
- Vœux de bonne année
People also wish each other saying Bonne année et bonne santé which means Happy New Year and good health.