It’s always nice to wish someone a happy birthday on their special day but why not do it in a language that means something to them.As well as wishing your loved one a happy birthday in Samoan, why not also sing the Samoan version of the happy birthday song!You could also get your loved one a Samoan Birthday Card. This will definitely make their day! 


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How To Say ‘Happy Birthday’ In Samoan

To wish someone a happy birthday in Samoan, you can say:Happy birthdayManuia le aso fanau
To hear the pronunciation of this phrase, check out the video below. Skip to 1:06 for the pronunciation of ‘happy birthday’:
Alternatively, you can also use some of these phrases:

Happy birthdayIa manuia lou aso fanauCongratulationsMalo/fa’amalo

The phrase ‘Ia manuia lou aso fanau’ is another version of ‘happy birthday’. This version is a bit more personalised than ‘manuia le aso fanau’. You’ll often hear this phrase as just ‘manuia lou aso fanau’ without the ‘ia’ at the start. Either is fine.

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How To Sing Happy Birthday In Samoan

If you want to go the extra mile for your loved one or friend, try singing the happy birthday song in Samoan. You’ll be happy to know it’s the same tune as the English version, they just sing it in Samoan.Check out the video below to hear the Samoan birthday song. I’ve listed the lyrics below so you can sing along.
Here’s the lyrics so you can sing along:“Manuia lou aso fanau!Manuia lou aso fanau!Manuia lou aso fanau!Manuia lou aso fanau!”

This translates to:“Happy birthday to you!Happy birthday to you!Happy birthday to you!Happy birthday to you!”

Samoan Birthday Traditions

Birthday traditions can be very important to many people on their birthdays. To make your loved one feel extra special you can also try some of these Samoan birthday traditions.

Gifts

Like in many cultures, you would usually give someone a gift on their birthday. In Samoa, common birthday gifts include handcrafted mats, money and food (as well as other common birthday gifts). Handcrafted mats are actually considered one of the highest gifts you can give and are common on many occasions. 

Big Birthdays

Some birthdays are more important than others. Expect big celebrations, parties and feasts for your 21st, 40th, 50th, 60th and 70th. Thanks for reading this post on how to say ‘happy birthday’ in Samoan. It’s a great idea to make the effort to learn how to say this in someone’s native language or a language that means something to them.Your loved one or friend will be so impressed!

Why not also learn how to say ‘how are you?’ in Samoan? You’ll need this essential phrase in lots of different situations.Related posts:
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