Happy Birthday …. you …you know who you are….

It’s July 5th and I had hoped that I could be there in person to help you celebrate your birthday . I know that you’re not comfortable being the centre of attention, but hopefully, today, on your birthday you’ll let people cater to you for a change if for no other reason that to give them an opportunity to help repay the constant kindness you show them, but mostly ’cause you deserve it.

My friend, I hope you have a fabulous birthday and know that I’d love to be there to spoil you in person, but will be soon enough.  For now, given that there’s a world between us, Chris and I figured we’d share a just a few ways that those between us might wish you a ‘happy birthday’ and send all our best wishes to you today.

Arabic Eid milaad saeed! or Kul sana wa inta/i tayeb/a! (masculine/feminine)

Armenian  Taredartzet shnorhavor! or Tsenund shnorhavor!

Chinese-Cantonese  Sun Yat Fai Lok!

Croatian  Sretan Rodendan!

Czech  Vechno nejlepsi k Tvym narozeninam!!

Dutch  Hartelijk gefeliciteerd! or Van harte gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag!

Finnish  Hyvaa syntymapaivaa!

French (Canada)  Bonne Fete!

French  Joyeux Anniversaire!

Gaelic (Irish)  L‡ breithe mhaith agat!

Gaelic (Scottish)  Co` latha breith sona dhuibh!

German  Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!

Greek  Eytyxismena Genethlia! or Chronia Pola!

Hawaiian  Hau`oli la hanau!

Hebrew  Yom Huledet Same’ach!

Italian  Buon Compleanno!

Japanese  Otanjou-bi Omedetou Gozaimasu!

Korean  Saeng il chuk ha ham ni da!

Latin  Fortuna dies natalis!

Maltese Nifrahlek ghal gheluq sninek!

Mongolian  Torson odriin mend hurgee!

Navajo  bil hoozho bi’dizhchi-neeji’ ‘aneilkaah!

Norwegian  Gratulerer med dagen!

Polish  Wszystkiego Najlepszego! or Wszystkiego najlepszego zokazji urodzin! wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji urodzin

Portuguese  Feliz Aniversario! or Parabens!

Punjabi (India)  Janam din diyan wadhayian!

Romanian  La Multi Ani!

Serbian  Srecan Rodjendan!

Spanish  Feliz Cumplea–os!

Tibetan  Droonkher Tashi Delek!

Turkish  Dogum gunun kutlu olsun!

Ukrainian  Mnohiya lita! Or Z dnem narodjennia!

Vietnamese  Chuc Mung Sinh Nhat!

Yiddish  A Freilekhn Gebortstog!

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