In Colombia, and many other countries in the Americas, the greeting is used very different from in the US and other English-speaking countries. It is customary to wish someone a "Happy New Year" the first time you see that person in the new year, even if it is already February! For this greeting, "Feliz año" is used in Colombia. At the stroke of midnight on the 31st, you can say "Feliz año," "Felicidades," "Feliz año nuevo." If the greeting is to be included in a Holiday card, it is more common to wish someone a "próspero año 2002." Hope this helps!
| Sue Horn|
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