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    How Do I Write "Happy Holidays" In Russian?

    I'm new, I've looked through the forums. Probably missed it, but how can I write "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings" in Russian? Would I be able to handwrite the Cyrillic letters, or might I end up looking foolish?

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    Re: How Do I Write "Happy Holidays" In Russian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Appletomm
    I'm new, I've looked through the forums. Probably missed it, but how can I write "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings" in Russian? Would I be able to handwrite the Cyrillic letters, or might I end up looking foolish?

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    Isn't Happy Holiday's an American expression.

    We don't even say it in England. We just say Happy/Merry Christmas.

    I know in America they do it to aslo include Channukah. Russian's don't bother with that cos they hate Jews :P

    Happy Christmas:

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    Happy New Year

    С новым годом

    You don't have to hand write.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Isn't Happy Holiday's an American expression.
    We don't even say it in England. We just say Happy/Merry Christmas.
    I know in America they do it to aslo include Channukah. Russian's don't bother with that cos they hate Jews :P

    You don't have to hand write.
    Well - I am sending a Christmas card to an Israeli that lives in Moscow. Our cards have a very Christian sentiment on them, so I want to add a hand written note that says "I should probably send you a card that says "Happy Hanukkah" (in Hebrew) or Поздравляю с праздниками."

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    I think you can say "(Поздравляю) С праздниками". I don't know whether it's an American expression. I've actually never heard it.

    Appletomm, if you need to send a handwritten note to a friend of yours that lives in Moscow and if you want to be sure that your handwriting is legible you could write the note on a piece of paper, then take a picture of it and show it to us, so we can comment on it. What do you think?
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    Yeah here in America some people say "Happy Holidays" because they are afraid of offending people who do not believe in Santa Claus.
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    Is there a meaninful difference between С Новым годом! and Счастливого Нового года! ? I've seen them both described as Happy New Year, but I think I really only see people actually say С Новым годом.

    Also, is there anything like a standard for writing out russian in english letters? I want to SMS "С Новым годом!" at midnight Moscow time, since a telephone call would be disruptive.. but I'm not sure if the cyrillic characters will go through or not. I assume they would, since beonline.ru is a russian webpage, but I figure better safe than sorry.

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