Now you know how to talk about date and time in Indonesian, let’s continue with some more special occasions, holidays and how to wish people well in Indonesian.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia)“.

Holidays & Good wishes in Indonesian

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Good wishes

All the best!Semua yang terbaik!
Good luck!Semoga berhasil!
Semoga beruntung!
Happy birthday!Selamat ulang tahun!
Merry Christmas!Selamat Natal!
Happy Easter!Selamat Paskah!
Happy New Year!Selamat Tahun Baru!
with all my heart / wholehearteddengan segenap hati

Holidays & festive occasions

birthdayulang tahun
Yulemasa Natal
Christmas EveMalam Natal
Easter holidayslibur Paskah
Pentecost / WhitsunPantekosta
New Year’s EveMalam Tahun Baru
New YearTahun Baru
name daynama hari
Valentine’s Dayhari Valentine
anniversaryhari jadi


(to) invitemengundang
(to) wishharap
(to) make a giftmembuat hadiah
(to) getmendapat

Vocabulary & Phrases

party [Sg]pesta
parties [Pl]pesta-pesta
birthday partypesta ulang tahun
invitation [Sg]undangan
invitations [Pl]undangan-undangan
I invite you to the party!Aku mengundangmu ke pesta!
Saya mengundang Anda ke pesta! [1]
wish [Sg]harapan
wishes [Pl]harapan-harapan
What would you like? / What do you want?Apa yang kamu inginkan?
Apa yang Anda inginkan? [2]
surprise [Sg]kejutan
surprises [Pl]kejutan-kejutan
present / gift [Sg]kado
presents / gifts [Pl]kado-kado


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