Say Happy Birthday in Tagalog (Filipino): Best Wishes and Popular Song
|Say Happy Birthday in Tagalog - Best Wishes, Quotes and Popular Birthday Song|
Want to know how to say ‘happy birthday’ in Tagalog? You’re in the right place. 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 Tagalog (Filipino), why not also sing the Tagalog version of the happy birthday song!
How To Say Happy Birthday In Tagalog - Filipino
Pinoys love to celebrate birthdays! This could be one of the biggest differences of Filipinos from other cultures. For them, birthdays are not just a celebration of life, and even if they are thousands of miles away from home, it’s all about spending time with family.
Maligayang kaarawan is how the Tagalog word for happy birthday. However, many Filipinos, especially those living abroad or in Manila, don’t use this as much as its simple English counterpart, Happy Birthday, spoken in a Filipino accent (ha-pi bert-dey).
Younger people also prefer to say “hapi bertdey” over maligayang kaarawan, which seems outdated to them.
Another phrase that’s used to greet someone happy birthday is maligayang bati. But, maligayang bati (which literally means happy greeting) is also no longer used as much. However, “maligayang bati” is still used in the famous song titled, you guessed it ”Maligayang Bati”, which is sung to the tune of the infamous English Happy Birthday song.
Video: Here is how to pronounce it exactly in Tagalog
Filipinos combine two major terms when sharing their joyful greetings and these are the Tagalog words “maligaya” (which is directly translated in English as “happy or merry’”) and “kaarawan” (which refers to anniversaries or birthdays!) Make sure to take note of the list below so that you go beyond the traditional greetings and create a more meaningful interaction.
With the influence of English, most Filipinos translate the phrase “Happy Birthday” literally and these days say:
Maligayang Bati sa Iyong Kaarawan!
Happy Wishes on Your Birthday!
Anong gusto mong regalo sa kaarawan mo?
What gift would you like on your birthday?
Kailan ang kaarawan mo?
When is your birthday?
Ano ang gagawin mo sa kaarawan mo?
What are you doing on your birthday?
Maligayang Kaarawan sa Iyo!
Happy Birthday to You!
May handaan ba?
Will there be a party?
May handaan ba sa kaarawan mo?
Will there be a party on your birthday?
How To Sing Happy Birthday in Tagalog Version
|Happy Birthday In Tagalog|
If you want to go the extra mile for your loved one or friend, try singing the happy birthday song in Tagalog. You’ll be happy to know it’s the same tune as the English version, they just sing it in Tagalog.
Modern Filipino Birthday Song Lyrics - Derived from English
(tune is the the same as traditional Happy Birthday song in English)
|Tagalog Version of The Birthday Song||English Translation|
|Maligayang bati, Maligayang bati Maligayang, maligayang Maligayang bati!||Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy birthday, happy birthday, Happy Birthday to you!|
The lyrics so you can sing along:
This translates to:
“Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday, happy birthday
Happy birthday to you!”
Check out the video below to hear the Tagalog birthday song sung by 2 super cute kids. I’ve listed the lyrics below so you can sing along.
Video: How To Sing A Happy Birthday in Tagalog Version
Happy Birthday: Best Wishes in Tagalog
“Dahil kaarawan mo, sa araw na ito pipilitin ka naming mapahinga at magpakabusog. Kami ang bahala sa iyo nga Tatay. Maligayang kaarawan!”
“Sa pinakamasungit na babae sa buong mundo na kilala ko, nais kong malaman mong ikaw lang ate ko sa buong mundo. Mahal na mahal kita at maligayang kaarawan!”
“Simula noong mga bata pa tayo, ikaw na ang aking depinisyon ng walang katapusang kakulitan. Ayos lang yun bunso kasi hindi ako mapapagod sa pagmamahal sa iyo. Sana’y maging maligaya ka sa araw na ito.”
“Hindi kami magkukunwari na nakalimutan naming ang espesyal na araw na ito (kasi baka hindi mo kami ilibre), pero bilang isang babala, dahil birthday mo, meron kami sorpresa sa iyo. Happy Birthday!”
“Marami ka pang kaarawan na dadating sa buhay mo dahil sa kabutihan ng iyong kalooban. Sana ang araw na ito ay maging isa sa pinakamasaya sa iyong buhay. Maligayang kaarawan!”
“Because it's your birthday, on this day we will force you to rest and eat. We will take care of you Dad. Happy Birthday!"
“Of the rudest woman in the world that I know, I want you to know that you are my only sister in the world. I love you so much and happy birthday! ”
“Since we were kids, you have been my definition of endless ugliness. That's okay youngest because I can't get tired of loving you. I hope you are happy today. ”
We won’t pretend we forgot this special day (because you might not spare us), but as a warning, since it’s your birthday, we have a surprise for you. Happy Birthday! ”
“You have many more birthdays to come into your life because of the goodness of your will. Hopefully this day will be one of the happiest in your life. Happy Birthday!"
Tagalog Birthday Greetings
|Happy Birthday In Tagalog|
“Sana’y mapuno ng maraming masasayang alaala ang araw na ito. Maligayang kaarawan anak.”
“Gusto ko na maging masaya ka sa araw na ito, kaya papayagan kitang patugtugin ang malalakas at mabibilis mong tugtog. Mahal kita anak at maligayang bati sa kaarawan mo.”
“Sa pinakamagandang anak sa buong mundo, sana’y huwag ka magmadaling magdalaga. Mahal ka naming ng iyong Tatay. Happy Birthday!”
“Sana sa araw na ito, makamit mo ang lahat ng ninanais mong magpapaligaya sa iyo. Maligayang Kaarawan.”
“Sana’y masiyahan ka sa araw a ito na puno ng pagkain, regalo, kaibigan at pamilya. Isang maligayang pagbati sa iyong kaarawan.”
"I hope this day will be filled with many happy memories. Happy birthday son. ”
“I want you to be happy today, so I will let you play your loud and fast tunes. I love you son and happy birthday to you. ”
"To the best child in the world, I hope you don't rush into a girl. Your Dad and I love you. Happy Birthday! ”
“Hopefully today, you will achieve everything you want to make you happy. Happy Birthday."
"I hope you enjoy this day full of food, gifts, friends and family. A happy birthday to you. ”
Tagalog Birthday: Best Wishes for Dad
Papa, salamat sa iyong pagmamahal at pag-aaruga,
Salamat sa suporta at pagbibigay mo sa amin ng magandang buhay.
Labis akong nagpapasalamat sa Diyos sahil binigyan ako ng Amang gaya mo.
Mahal na mahal kita.
(Papa, thank you for your love and care,
Thank you for supporting and giving us a good life.
I am so thankful to God that the Father gave me like you.
I love you.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Sa iyong kaarawan, hinihiling ko sa Maykapal,
Na sana ay manatili kang malusog at masigla.
At sana matupad ang iyong mga hiling.
Mahal ka naming, Aming ama.
(On your birthday, I ask God,
May you stay healthy and energetic.
And may your wishes come true.
We love you, Our father.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Sa pinakaguwapo, pinakamabait at pinakaprotective na Tatay sa buong Mundo!
Maligayang Kaarawan sayo!
Sa susunod na taon na ang regalo ha.
Tyaga ka na muna ditto sa munting card ko.
(To the most handsome, kindest, and most protective Dad in the World!
Happy Birthday to You!
Next year the gift ha.
Please look at my little card first.
Tagalog Birthday Wishes for Her
**Ikaw ang dahilan kung bakit makulay at masaya ang bawat araw ko. Mula ng dumating ka sa buhay ko, lahat ay nag-iba. Napakaswerte ko dahil ikaw ang girlfriend ko. Happy Birthday sayo!
**Happy birthday, babe! Pinapangako ko na gagawin kong espesyal ang araw na ito para sayo. Pinapangako ko rin na mamahalin kita habang buhay.
**Para sa babaeng nagturo sa akin kung paano magmahal, maligayang kaarawan. Hindi mo lang alam kung gaano ako kasaya nang makilala kita. Happy Birthday!
**Ikaw ang pinakamagandang babae para sa akin. Hindi mo kailangang magselos dahil hinding hindi kita ipagpapalit. Mahal na mahal kita.
**Napakapalad ko dahil binigyan ako ang pagkakataong ipagdiwang ang kaarawan mo. Maraming salamat sa pagmamahal mo. Happy birthday!
**You are the reason why my every day is colorful and fun. Since you came into my life, everything has changed. I am so lucky because you are my girlfriend. Happy Birthday to You!
**Happy birthday, babe! I promise I will make this day special for you. I also promise to love you for life.
**For the woman who taught me how to love, happy birthday. You just don’t know how happy I was to meet you. Happy Birthday!
**You are the most beautiful woman for me. You don't have to be jealous because I will never trade you. I love you.
**I am so lucky to have been given the opportunity to celebrate your birthday. Thank you so much for your love. Happy birthday!
Tagalog Birthday Wishes for Him
**Para sa Prince Charming ng buhay ko, happy Birthday! Sana’t maging masaya ka ngayong araw na ito. Mahal na mahal kita!
**Sa pinakagwapo, pinakamabait at pinakamalambing na boyfriend, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sana ay matupad lahat ng kahilingan mo ngayong kaarawan mo. Nagmamahal, ang iyong girlfriend.
**Gusto kong malaman mo kung gaano ako kasaya na dumating ka sa buhay ko. Sana ay di ka magbago. Ang regalo ko para sa iyo ay ang aking wagas na pagmamahal. I love you very much! Happy Birthday!
**Para sa lalaking nagpatibok ng aking puso at nagpapasaya sa akin araw-araw, maligayang kaarawan. Hinihiling ko na sana matupad ang lahat ng minimithi ng iyong puso. Mahal na mahal kita. Happy Birthday!
**Malambing, matalino, mapagmahal at napakasipag. Ano bang hahanapin pa. Nakapalad ko dahil nagkaron ako ng nobyo na kagaya mo. Mahal kita.
** For the Prince Charming of my life, happy Birthday! I hope you have fun today. I love you!
** To the most handsome, kindest and sweetest boyfriend, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope all your wishes come true on your birthday. Loves, your girlfriend.
** I want you to know how happy I am that you came into my life. I hope you don't change. My gift for you is my pure love. I love you very much! Happy Birthday!
** For the man who makes my heart beat and makes me happy every day, happy birthday. I wish that all your heart's desires may come true. I love you. Happy Birthday!
** Tender, smart, loving and very hardworking. What else to look for. I was lucky because I had a boyfriend like you. I love you.
Tagalog Birthday Wishes for A Friend
**Isa kang tunay na kaibigan. Sana ay wag kang magbabago. Maligayang kaarawan sayo. Nawa’y matupad lang ng iyong kahilingan.
**KAIBIGAN – simpleng salita para sa karamihan. Pero sa akin, kaibigan ang nagbibigay sa akin ng kaligayahan. Sana ay palagi kang maging masaya.
**Para sa kaibigan kong mabait, maganda at maaalalahanin, maligayang kaarawan sayo. Nawa ay pagpalain ka pa ng Panginoon kasi you deserve it.
**Pakiramdam ko, kaya kong gawin lahat pag kasama kita. Dahil sayo, nakakaya kong harapin ang mga problema ko sa buhay. Napakapalad ko dahil may kaibigan akong kagaya mo. Nawa ay maging masaya ka sa iyong kaarawan.
**Nawa ay maging simula ito ng isang bagong kabanata ng iyong buhay na puno ng kaligayahan at pag-asa. Maligayang kaarawan sa iyo, kaibigan ko.
** You are a true friend. I hope you don't change. Happy Birthday to You. May your request be granted.
** FRIENDS - simple words for most. But to me, friends give me happiness. Hope you always have fun.
** For my kind, beautiful and memorable friend, happy birthday to you. May the Lord bless you because you deserve it.
** I feel like I can do everything with you. Because of you, I am able to face my problems in life. I am so lucky to have a friend like you. May you have a happy birthday.
** May this be the beginning of a new chapter of your life full of happiness and hope. Happy birthday to you, my friend.
Birthday Celebrations Culture in Filipino
1. No R.S.V.P.
Come one, come all! That is the super-extended Filipino family culture. It means that every friend or relative, no matter how distant the blood tie, within a day's travel must be invited or involved in the planning of the birthday party.
Apart from how they love to eat, Filipinos love to sing. They are obsessed with singing karaoke and it is a must during birthday festivities. The party just won't start without it. Whether you’re in the US, UK, or the Middle East, there will always be a karaoke system called Magic Sing or Magic Mic in every Filipino household. Now, almost everyone who has a smartphone also has a mini-bluetooth microphone karaoke or apps like Smule where they can sing along and share their songs as well.
3. Ube Cake
It's not a Pinoy birthday if there are no cakes from Goldilocks or Red Ribbon (famous pastry shop in the Philippines). If not, anyone who knows how to bake would definitely bring a home-baked Pinoy cheese or yema cake and the uber favourite ube (Taro or Purple Yam) cake.
Celebrators often serve Filipino dishes enjoyed back home. This is served in buffet style or the now popular 'boodle fight' style. Due to schedule constraints, and to help their fellow Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), they would agree to do a potluck instead. Each set of guests would be assigned a dish to bring to the party. Filipinos are generally generous and hospitable, and they make sure to keep everyone happy and the same goes for the food they bring to the table.
5. Long noodles
A delicious practice adopted from the Chinese is the “'long life” noodles. This food symbolism of longevity is a very important part of the Filipino birthday meal. These should be uncut during preparation. It can be anything from the Asian inspired 'pancit bihon', to a dish derived from Italian cooking which is the Pinoy style spaghetti (sweet sauce with hotdogs).
If there’s one thing that Filipinos are scared to death of happening during parties, it is running short of food. No matter how tight the budget is, the celebrator would definitely spend as much for the food just to make sure the guests enjoy their lunch or dinner. Understandably, there are a lot of leftovers when the party ends. These are shared and taken home by guests for later consumption. This is one Kabayan custom that is practiced everywhere in the world.
Being an OFW makes it challenging to attend family occasions back home. This makes friends, co-workers, and neighbours a primary support. Instead of the family coming together for a birthday party, the celebrator gathers friends for a birthday blowout. Restaurants, in this case, become the venue so everyone can relax and enjoy the celebrations.
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