Certainly, nearly every society around the world celebrates birthdays. But, just as every culture is unique, so are their birthday customs and traditions. Today we’re going to look at how to say to someone a happy birthday in the top most spoken languages.

So, let’s get this party started, shall we?

Happy Birthday in Chinese生日快乐 (Shēngrì Kuàilè)
Happy Birthday in SpanishFeliz Cumpleaños
Happy Birthday in FrenchBon Anniversaire
Happy Birthday in Hindiजन्मदिन की शुभकामनाएं (Janmadin Kee Shubhakaamanaen)
Happy Birthday in Arabicكُل عام و إِنْتَ بخير (kul eam wa inta bikhayr)
Happy Birthday in PortugueseFeliz aniversário!
Happy Birthday in ItalianBuon compleanno!

Of course, each country has its own traditions when it comes to birthdays. Did you know that in China it is considered bad luck to celebrate certain years? For example, don’t expect a celebration if you’re a man turning 40. Similarly, for women turning 30, 33, or 66.

Have you ever wanted to sing the happy birthday song in Arabic? Well now you can, here are the lyrics for it. And don’t worry, it has the same tune as the Western version

Sana Helwa ya Gameel (cha cha cha)Happy Birthday Oh Beautiful One,
Sana Helwa ya Gameel (cha cha cha)Happy Birthday Oh Beautiful One,
Sana Helwa, Sana HelwaHappy Birthday, Happy birthday,
Sana Helwa ya Gameel (cha cha cha)Happy Birthday Oh Beautiful One.

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