I remember my first New Year's Eve here. A party in the zocolo, with dancing and friends. An early morning trek out to Punta Sur on New Year's Day to greet the rising sun along with a couple hundred locals. A stroll down Av. Hidalgo greeting locals I knew with "Feliz Ano Nuevo".
Oops! Feliz Ano Nuevo is NOT AT ALL THE SAME as Feliz Año Nuevo. The little squiggly above the 'n' makes all the difference - both in pronunciation and meaning.
I was quickly and gently corrected by a local after having said the wrong greeting all evening. They know we mean well, but...look it up here and save yourself and the locals some embarrassment.
So I'm wishing you all a very Happy and Safe New Year. And no matter who or what you snuggle with tonight, don't forget the Ñ (eñe)!