In Nepal, birthdays are celebrated with their traditional rituals according to the Lunar Calendar. The birthday boy or girl wakes up early in the morning and goes to the temple for worship. After coming back from the temple birthday boy or girl/man/woman is offered a boiled egg, alcohol, and small smoked fish as sagun (सगं / sagah) by the eldest female member of the family and blessed by the eldest in the family.
It signifies the sign of good health and well-being. But this tradition is not the same in all communities. There are also vegetarian communities in Nepal. People also offer beaten rice with curd, to their neighbor’s kids or kids playing or passing by in front of the house. This is how a typical Newar BIRTHDAY is celebrated. Cutting cakes and wishing “Happy Birthday to you” is not in our culture but these days people follow the western culture of cutting cakes as fun.
How do you say happy birthday in Nepali?
To say Happy Birthday in Nepali language you can say Janmadinakō śubhakāmana.
Here, birthday means Janmadin which is pronounced as jan-ma-din. Subhakamana means well wishes and it can be pronounced as su-bha-ka-ma-na.
In Nepali font it is witten as जन्मदिनको शुभकामना
Happy birthday status
I wish you a wonderful birthday!
Ma tapā’īlā’ī janmadinakō śubhakāmanā dinchu!
म तपाईलाई जन्मदिनको शुभकामना दिन्छु!
Here, Tapai means you in respected form. In the Nepali language hajur, tapai, timi and ta all mean the same that is you. Timi and ta is said to friends or younger people. Dinchu means to give which is pronounced as din-chu.
Have the best birthday ever!
Sabai bhandā rāmrō janmadina hōs!
सबै भन्दा राम्रो जन्मदिन होस्!
Sabai bhanda ramro means best ever, ramro means good or best. For best, you can also say ut-tam.
Hope all your birthday wishes come true!
Tapā’īkō janmadinakō sabai icchāharū pūrā hos!
तपाईको जन्मदिनको सबै इच्छाहरू पूरा होस्!
Iccha (इच्छा) means wish and iccha-haru (इच्छाहरू) means wishes. For plural we use haru (हरू). Pura hos means come true or complete.
The day is all yours, have fun!
Dina tapā’īkō hō – ramā’īlō garnus!
दिन तपाईको हो – रमाईलो गर्नुस्!
Din means day, ramailo gara (you can say gara to younger people) or ramailo garnus (garnus can be said to elder people or in formal conversations) means have fun.
Enjoy your special day.
Tapā’īṅkō viśēṣa din ramailo garnus.
तपाईंको विशेष दिन रमाइलो गर्नुस्।
Visesa or bisesh (bi-se-sh) means special, din means day, ramailo garnus means to enjoy or ramailo also means entertainment.
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Wishing you a birthday that’s just as wonderful as you are
Tapā’ī jastai adbhut hos tapā’īko janmadin
तपाई जस्तै अद्भुत होस तपाईको जन्मदिन
Wonderful means adbhuta, pronounced as ad-bhut.
Birthday wishes in Nepali for friend or Nepali birthday wishes for best friend.
You can also mix Nepali and English like this “Happy birthday sathi” in Nepali.
Janma dinakō subhakāmanā sāthī.
जन्मदिनको शुभकामना साथी
Sathi (saa-thi) means friend in Nepali language. Pasa is also popular but it is in Nepalbhasa also known as Newari language.
Thank you for birthday wishes in Nepali language
Janmadinakō śubhakāmanākō lāgi dhan’yavāda
जन्मदिनको शुभकामनाको लागि धन्यवाद
Dhanyavad (dhan-ya-vad) means thank you. Lagi means for.
Thank you everyone for your warm wishes in Nepali
Tapā’īharukō n’yānō śubhakāmanākō lāgi sabailā’ī dhan’yavāda!
तपाईहरुको न्यानो शुभकामनाको लागि सबैलाई धन्यवाद!
Nyano means warm, sabai means everyone and sabailai mean for everyone.
Happy birthday wishes reply in Nepali language
You can reply as Thank you – Dhan’yavād Dhanyavad (dhan-ya-vad) धन्यवाद or you can also say Thank you so much – Dhērai dhērai dhan’yavāda धेरै धेरै धन्यवाद
Birthday wishes to special people
Birthday wishes for father
Janmadinakō śubhakāmana Buba/ba/baba/buwa hajur or you can also say Mero bubalai jan-ma-din-ko su-bha-ka-ma-na. You can add mero which means my in Nepali.
जन्मदिनको शुभकामना बुवा/बा/बाबा/बुवाहजुर
Buba (bu-ba बुवा/बा/बाबा/बुवाहजुर) means father people also say ba, baba, buwa hajur etc. In the Newa language people also say Abu which is also called abu in the Muslim language for father.
Birthday wishes for mother
Janmadinakō śubhakāmana ama. Similarly, you can add meri ama lai jan-ma-din-ko su-bha-ka-ma-na as we did above for wishing father but there is a difference. For father we use mero whereas for mother we use meri, both mean the same that is my. If you wish to male then you can say mero and for female meri (me-ri मेरी).
जन्मदिनको शुभकामना आमा
Ama (ama आमा) means mother in Nepali language. People also say mata but mata is normally said to goddess
Birthday wishes for son
Janmadinakō śubhakāmana chora.
जन्मदिनको शुभकामना छोरा
Chora (cho-ra छोरा) means son or people also say babu (बाबु).
Birthday wishes for daughter
Janmadinakō śubhakāmana chori.
जन्मदिनको शुभकामना छोरी
Chori (cho-ri छोरी) means son or people also call nanu (नानु) to their daughter.
Birthday wishes for teacher
Guru ba (gu-ru ba गुरुबा) means male teacher and guru ama (gu-ru ah-ma गुरुआमा ) means female teacher. Other sentences are the same as wishing for a father and mother or you can also say in this way –
Gurubalai janmadinko subhakamana
गुरुबालाई जन्मदिनको शुभकामना
Guruamalai janmadinko subhakamana
गुरुआमालाई जन्मदिनको शुभकामना
Elder bother = dai
Younger brother = bhai
Elder sister = dd
Younger sister = bahini