Happy new year GIF New Year wishes are a wish which we are placing on the occasion of the approaching new year. New Year wishes most often concern plans and events which will be taking place next year. New Year wishes which we are saying will depend on whom we are directing these wishes at. We often say New Year wishes for persons for strangers. In the period which the new year is preceding, we are saying wishing the people with which we are usually meeting, also to strangers. We are saying New Year wishes in the shop, on the bus… We often say wishes for neighbors which we don’t know too well.