So, after some deliberation, I am asking the question here (and not in the English forum, or the Random Language thread).
Do you have an established "happy new month" wish in your region and/or language variety?
I was replying to an email sent to our undergrad conference (hinthint
) and I was a bit stuck. If the email was in Greek, I would definitely start it with "Dear So-and-So, good month
". That's very common in Cyprus at least - you use it in your first communication (online or offline) with someone between 1st and 3rd of each month (maybe until the 4th, but it's a stretch).
I couldn't find it used in English outside Facebook-greeting-card-generators. In French, "bon mois de X
" seems to be used as a greeting. In Turkish, "iyi aylar" shows up in search results in the context of discussing/explaining the Greek greeting.
yunanistan'da her ayin birinci gununde, istisnasiz herkesin birbirine gunaydinla birlikte diledigi ..dilek? "kalo mina" diye soylenir.
Yunanistan`da her ayın başında herkes "iyi aylar" yani (καλό μήνα - kalo mina) dileklerinde bulunuyor. Ben hala alışmış değilim buna.
Couldn't find it in German.