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Happy Birthday in Spanish

You can also say the following:

Congratulations on your big day!
Hope you have many more!
¡Que tengas un feliz día!
Have a great day!

As you can see, there are many different ways to say Happy Birthday in Spanish, though Feliz cumpleaños is the most common translation. You many be surprised to find out there are also a lot of ways to sing Happy Birthday in Spanish! Below are a few common ways.

Birthday Songs

Here are three versions of the Happy Birthday song in Spanish. Just remember to use the name of the birthday girl or boy instead of the name we've used, María!

¡Feliz cumpleaños aMaría!

This next one is a little different and is not sung to the same tune as Happy Birthday to You. If singing this to a birthday girl, you should change amiguito (in the second line) to amiguita.

Happy, happy birthday to you.
Amiguito, que Dios te bendiga.
Friend, may God bless you.
Que reine la paz en tu día.
May peace reign on your day.
Y que cumplas muchos más!
And may you have many more birthdays!

In some countries, such as Mexico, Lasmañanitas is sung to the birthday girl or boy. It's common for people to sing the first verse and then finish up with a cheer. Here's one version of Las mañanitas. Again, remember to use the name of the birthday girl or boy instead of the name we've used, María.

Estas son las mañanitas que cantaba el rey David.
This is the morning serenade that King David used to sing.
Hoy por ser tu cumpleaños, te las cantamos a ti.
Today, because it's your birthday, we sing to you.
Despierta,María,despierta, mira que ya amaneció.
Wake up, Maria, wake up and see that dawn has already come.
Ya los pajarillos cantan, la luna ya se metió.
The little birds are singing and the moon has set.

And here's the cheer! It's basically nonsense words, so we haven't translated it. Remember to change the name in the to that of the birthday boy or girl!

¡A la bio, a la bao, a la bim bom ba!

Now you are ready to wish you friends a Spanish Happy Birthday!

How do you say Happy Birthday! in Spanish?


Thank you all for the birthday wishes, and thank you to everyone who helped me celebrate!¡Gracias por todos sus buenos deseos por mi cumpleaños y gracias.

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85+ Happy Belated Birthday Wishes for Friends & Family

Belated Birthday Wishes for when you forgot their birthday...

Oh no! Did you forget their birthday? Make amends with one of these happy belated birthday messages. Remember, it's better late than never!

Our extensive belated birthday wishes collection includes happy belated birthday for friends and family, with sections for brothers and sisters and friends. We even cover how to say "happy belated birthday" in other languages! So there's no excuse to miss saying happy birthday, even if you might be a a few days late!

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Use the quick-links above to jump to a particular section, or scroll down the page to see the entire collection of belated birthday wishes.

Last updated: March 18th, 2019

Is it correct to say "happy belated birthday"?

You might be wondering, is it correct to wish someone a "happy belated birthday", or should you say "belated happy birthday"?

Technically, the latter phrase "belated happy birthday" is more grammatically correct, because it is your wishes that are late, not the birthday. (References here and here.)

However, most people aren't too pedantic and it is quite acceptable to use either phrasing. "Happy belated birthday" is commonly used, and you'll find many greeting cards in the store that use that phrasing.

We hope you like the many belated birthday wishes on this page, and find the right words to wish your friends and family all the best, even if you're a few days late!

Short & Sweet Belated Happy Birthday Wishes

In this section you'll find a mix of short and sweet, and funny belated birthday wishes to help you sincerely apologize for missing his or her birthday, and to wish them all the best for the year ahead... even if you're a few days late!

You know what they say about birthday wishes - better late than never! Happy birthday!

I may have forgotten your birthday, but at least I remembered that I forgot! I'm so sorry! Sending my best belated happy birthday wishes to you!

May all your dreams come true! Wishing you a belated happy birthday!

Apologies for my belated happy birthday wishes! I hope your birthday was as special as you are!

Even though this is late, it's never too late to wish you the best of everything. I hope you have a brilliant year ahead!

There's a very good reason why this birthday wish is late... I forgot. I'm sorry! I hope you had a great day!

It wasn't your birthday I forgot... it was the date! I'm sorry. I hope you had a wonderful day!

Sending you the happiest of (late) birthday wishes. I'm so sorry I missed your special day! May the coming year be full of many blessings.

No excuse is good enough for missing your birthday! I am very sorry. A very (late) happy birthday to you!

Silly me! I missed your birthday! I'm so sorry. Belated happy birthday wishes to you!

I can't believe I forgot! I hope you had a really lovely birthday.

A million wishes and a thousand kisses all just for you. I'm sorry I missed your birthday. I hope it was a wonderful day!

I promise this card isn't late. It is intentionally arriving after your birth-day, because I think you deserve a whole birth-month. Happy Birth-month!

I didn't forget your birthday! I just wanted to make it last longer!

Now that everyone else's birthday wishes have worn off, here's a great big one from me!

May this be the least belated of all your belated birthday wishes!

Let me be the first to offer you belated birthday wishes!

I'm so sorry for sending you belated birthday wishes. Honestly, I didn't think you would live this long. Happy Birthday!

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Funny Belated Birthday Poems

A collection of cute, short rhyming verses and poems to wish him or her a belated happy birthday.

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Here are some late
Birthday wishes for you!

Your birthday came,
Your birthday went.
Here's the wish
I should have sent!

Oh my goodness.
Me oh my!
I let your birthday
Just slip right by.

Roses are red,
Cacti are prickly,
Sorry this card didn't
Get there more quickly!

A little late I must confess,
But it doesn't mean that I care less!
So sorry for the small delay,
I do hope you had an awesome day!

Although my wishes turned up late,
I hope your birthday turned out great!

This birthday wish, although delayed,
Is warmly and sincerely made!
Happy belated birthday!

Sorry this card is
A little bit late.
I remembered your birthday,
Just not the date!

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Belated Birthday Wishes for Friends

Uh oh! You forgot your friend's birthday? Make it up to him or her with one of these belated happy birthday messages, and rescue your friendship while it's not too late!

These first messages are more sincere and heartfelt belated birthday greetings, where you apologize for your lateness and wish them all the best!

I hope that your birthday was as wonderful and special as you are. Sorry for my late birthday wishes!

A very late happy birthday to you, may all your wishes and dreams come true!

I wish I could rewind the clock just to get back to the right time to say happy birthday. Please forgive me! I hope you had a great day.

HBBD! That stands for Happy Belated Birthday! Love, YTDF (Your Terribly Disorganized Friend).

I'm so sorry I forgot your birthday. The good news is that if you forget mine next year I'll forgive you. Happy Belated Birthday!

These next late birthday wishes for friends are funny and sassy, and try to diffuse the situation you've got yourself into!

Happy Birthday! (Leave it to me to say the right thing at the wrong time.) I hope you had a good one!

I'm so sorry I forgot your birthday. But hey, at least I didn't forget that I forgot. Happy belated birthday!

Sorry I missed your birthday! But you know me, always fashionably late. Belated happy birthday wishes to you!

Happy Birthday! Don't think of this as a late birthday card. Consider it a very early one for next year. Here's wishing you a wonderful year ahead!

Happy Birthday to a warm, understanding, kind, fun, and special friend. (See? Wasn't that worth waiting for?)

I didn't really forget your birthday... I just wanted to help you prolong the celebrations! Happy belated birthday!

I didn't really forget your special day... I just figured you deserved more than one. Happy Belated Birthday!

I know you think this card is a few days late. It's actually worse than that. This is your card from 2015 that I only just got around to sending. Happy Belated Birthday!

You're such a good friend with lots of wonderful gifts - lucky for me, one of them is forgiveness! Sorry I missed your big day.

Sure, everyone remembers you on your birthday. But a true friend remembers you on the days after too!

I didn't want to throw you off and actually send your card on time. This way, you know it's from me! Hope you had a good one.

I thought I would leave you a while to come to terms with your age before sending your birthday card this year. You're welcome. Happy Belated Birthday!

I know this card is late, but I just wanted to give you time to catch your breath after blowing out ALL of those candles!

I know birthday wishes are extra special, but so is getting mail and cards on any day. So I'm sending you some extra special late birthday wishes your way to be enjoyed on this non-birthday day!

I am so grateful to have a friend such as you, who is loving and forgiving, and not forgetful, like me! Happy late birthday wishes to you!

Holy Cow, I forgot your birthday! Happy belated birthday. I am udderly ashamed of myself.

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Belated Birthday Wishes for your Brother

Oh no, you missed your brother's birthday? Make it up to him with one of these late birthday wishes, and get back into his good books! These messages could also be adapted for your male cousins too.

I would move the sun and moon, turn back the clock for you. But violating the laws of physics seemed like overkill, so here's your card late. Happy birthday brother!

I know I'm late wishing you a happy birthday, but mine is coming around soon, and revenge is sweet. I won't mind, promise! Happy birthday bro!

Technically I didn't *forget* your birthday... I just didn't remember it on time! Sorry!

Sorry I forgot your birthday. But at your age, I don't suppose it matters? Happy belated birthday old bro!

How about we both just pretend that this was on time? Happy birthday!

I know you received so many birthday wishes yesterday, but who's here with you today? That's right! Me. Happy birthday bro!

Oh crap! I missed your birthday! I wish I had a great excuse like I was busy saving the world or something, but unfortunately not. I hope it was a good one!

Apologies for my time perception disorder. Belated happy birthday!

I know I missed your birthday, but I promise I won't do it again this year! Happy late birthday wishes to you!

If you were born just a few days later then these could have been the first wishes on your birthday! But sadly not. Sorry they're late happy birthday wishes!

Forgive me for wishing you a belated happy birthday. I didn't realize people live to such an old age, I had assumed you were dead. Happy birthday elder brother!

Looking for more birthday quotes for your brother? Take a look at our birthday wishes for brothers page.

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Belated Birthday Wishes for your Sister

A collection of mostly funny late birthday wishes that try to justify why your birthday wishes are belated! Good luck, and I hope you get back in her good books soon!

These messages could also be altered slightly to wish a female cousin a belated happy birthday too.

Happy Belated Birthday sis! I'm so sorry I forgot to write earlier, but how do you expect me to remember your birthday if you never look any older?

I'm so sorry I forgot your birthday. The good news is that I also forgot your age. Happy Belated Birthday sister!

You probably get lots of messages on your birthday. But what about after? When the balloons have withered and the cake has crumbled? Who's thinking of you then? Who's looking out for you when the spotlight's off? I am, that's who. Me. Happy birthday sister!

I don't think you have changed much since your last birthday. You are just as young & beautiful as you were last year. Maybe that is the reason why I forgot your birthday this year? Happy birthday my dear sister!

You do realize I didn't technically "forget" your birthday? I'm just fashionably late... as usual. Happy Birthday dearest sister!

The biggest surprise is always last one. Not wishing you on time was totally intentional. I just wanted to give you a surprise. Happy belated birthday sister!

A late birthday card is better than a late period. Happy belated birthday to you!

If someone forgets your birthday, take it as a compliment. You must not have aged enough for them to have noticed. Happy belated birthday sister!

I'm not really that late in wishing you a happy birthday, it's just that I didn't want to be the first one to remind you that you're getting older. Happy birthday sister!

Now that we are getting so much older, I really hope that you forget that I forgot your big day! Belated happy birthday wishes from one oldie to another!

Looking for more birthday quotes for sisters? Take a look at our birthday wishes for sister page.

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Belated Birthday Wishes in Spanish

Are you wondering how do you wish someone a happy belated birthday in Spanish? Here are some options:

Feliz cumpleaños atrasado. (Happy belated birthday)

Feliz cumpleaños tardío. (Happy late birthday)

Feliz cumpleaños aunque sea con retraso. (Happy birthday, even if late.)

Feliz cumpleaños aunque sea un poco tarde. (Happy birthday, even if it's a bit late.)

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Belated Birthday Wishes Images and Gifs

In this collection you'll find a mix of cute, funny, and sincere belated birthday gifs and images with wishes and quotes, so you can apologize in style!

My bad.

Happy belated birthday!

Agnes Sorry GIF from Agnes GIFs


Forgiveness Please GIF from Forgiveness GIFs

Forgiveness please.

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday!

Sorry this card is a little bit late. I remembered your birthday, just not the date!

I'm so sorry I forgot your birthday. The good news is that I also forgot your age! Happy Belated Birthday.

You know what they say about birthday wishes - better late than never! Happy birthday!

Now that everyone else's birthday wishes have worn off, here's a great big one from me! Happy belated birthday.

Holy Cow, I forgot your birthday! I am udderly ashamed of myself. Happy belated birthday.

Happy Birthday! May these be the least belated of all your late birthday wishes!

Even though this is late, it's never too late to wish you the best of everything. I hope you have a brilliant year ahead! Happy Birthday.

I know this card is late, but I just wanted to give you time to catch your breath after blowing out ALL of those candles!

Your birthday came,
your birthday went.
Here's the wish
I should have sent!
Happy Belated Birthday!

Happy Belated Birthday! (Leave it to me to say the right thing at the wrong time... sorry!)

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More Belated Birthday Wishes and Ideas

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How to Say “Happy Birthday” in Spanish – Useful Phrases and Traditions

birthday wishes to a friend in spanish

Birthdays come around but once a year. When a special person in your life has a birthday, sometimes it can be hard to know exactly what words will make the big day special. Here are some suggested quotes and words for birthday wishes which can brighten any birthday and that you can write in a card or incorporate in a birthday toast whether the celebrant is a teenager or ninety-five.

Words for Birthday Wishes

Words for birthday wishes can take many forms - they may be serious or funny. You may even wish to say happy birthday in a foreign language. Here are a bunch of great sayings and phrases you can use.

Quotes for Happy Birthdays

  • Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are. - Muhammad Ali
  • The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. - Lucille Ball
  • Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed. - Charles Schultz
  • May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live. - Irish Blessing
  • Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. - Jack Benny
  • A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age. - Robert Frost
  • Robert Brault said, I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar. Your birthday was penciled in as soon as I got this calendar! Happy birthday.
  • According to Emerson, it is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. Let's be stupid today. Happy birthday.

See more birthday quotes.

Milestone Birthdays

  • You're halfway to 42.
  • Twenty-one is the age of responsibility. Give it a few months and you will be wondering why you are in such a hurry to get here. - Anonymous
  • The first twenty years are the best half of your life. Happy 39th!
  • At the age of twenty, we don't care what the world thinks of us; at thirty, we worry about what it is thinking of us; at forty, we discover that it wasn't thinking of us at all - Anonymous
  • You're not fifty yet. You're $49.95. Happy Birthday.
  • The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life - Muhammad Ali

Friendly Happy Birthdays

  • On your birthday, today, I wish you a year with loads of fun, excitement and beautiful memories. Happy birthday.
  • Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
  • A birthday only happens once in a lifetime. Today, I am celebrating the anniversary of your birth.
  • You are a good friend and and even better person. May God bless you with wonderful times ahead. Happy Birthday and thanks for the friendship we share.
  • The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. I still like you. Happy birthday.
  • I wish for you to have people to love, people in your life who will care about you as much as I do. Happy birthday.
  • You've been my friend for ___ birthdays. I've been yours for ___. I win-so happy birthday.
  • Happy birthday, my friend. I can't imagine celebrating with anyone else.
  • I'm so proud of all you've accomplished, but I'm more proud that you're my friend. Happy birthday.

Romantic Happy Birthdays

  • Falling in love with you was easy. Staying in love with you is easier. Happy birthday. I can't wait until next year.
  • Being in love doesn't make me happy. It's being in love with you, year after year, that does the trick.
  • With each year, I love you even more. Happy birthday, darling.
  • You're not growing older. You're growing better. I love you! Happy birthday.
  • We're one year closer to growing old together. It's just what I've always dreamed.
  • I never thought we'd make it this far, but now I know that we'll keep going forever. Happy birthday, baby.
  • I already gave you my heart ___ years ago-this year all I can give you is a simple wish: Happy Birthday. And I hope you're happier and more in love with me than you were last year.

"Old Age" Happy Birthdays

  • "Over the hill" is a relative term-but here's a sled, just in case. Happy Birthday!
  • Statistics have proven that those who have the most birthdays live the longest. You're statistically guaranteed to have a happy birthday.
  • Growing old is mandatory. Growing up, however, is optional. Happy Birthday, old friend!
  • At this point, you probably want to forget your birthday. Fortunately, I haven't. Happy ____th Birthday!
  • So many birthdays. So few candles. Next year, may your birthday wish be a bigger cake.
  • Let's take a birthday photo. Smile while you've still got the teeth!
  • In spite of the advances in science, we've still found no cure for excessive birthdays. Happy Birthday-hope to see you next year!
  • Old age isn't so bad. After all, consider the alternative. Happy Birthday.

Belated Birthday Wishes

  • Forget your past-it's already done. Forget your present, too; because I forgot. Happy Birthday!
  • Happy birthday. Wait, that was last week? Guess I'm getting old!
  • I hope your birthday was as special as you are.
  • If I couldn't be the first one to wish you, at least I can be the last one to cross your mind this birthday! Happy Belated Birthday. I hope you had an amazing day!

Saying Happy Birthday in Different Languages

  • Veels geluk met jou verjaarsdag! (Afrikaans)
  • Ois guade winsch i dia zum Gbuadsdog! (Austrian)
  • Chestit Rojden Den! (Bulgarian)
  • Sun Yat Fai Lok! (Cantonese)
  • Qu ni sheng er kuai le. (Mandarin)
  • Tillykke med fodselsdagen! (Danish)
  • Palju onne sunnipaevaks! (Estonian)
  • Tavalodet Mobarak! (Farsi)
  • Bonne Fete! (French)
  • Haerzliche Glueckwuensche zum Geburtstag! (German)
  • Hau`oli la hanau! (Hawaiian)
  • Yom Huledet Same'ach! (Hebrew)
  • Boldog szuletesnapot! (Hungarian)
  • Buon Compleanno! (Italian)
  • Quchjaj qoSlIj! (Klingon)
  • Fortuna dies natalis! (Latin)
  • Torson odriin mend hurgee! (Mongolian)
  • Gratulerer med dagen! (Norwegian)
  • Parabens! (Portuguese)
  • Feliz Cumpleanos! (Spanish)
  • Brigo! (Syriac)
  • Chuc Mung Sinh Nhat! (Vietnamese)
  • A Freilekhn Gebortstog! (Yiddish)

Enjoy the annual milestones in the lives of your friends and family.

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Hola! One good thing you can always put in a birthday card, no matter who it's to, is

"¡Feliz Cumpleaños!"

Which means: "Happy birthday!"

Other things that are nice to say include basically anything you would put on this person's birthday card in English, like wishing them a good day:

¡Espero que tengas un gran cumpleaños!

I hope you have a great birthday!

¡Que tengas un día fabuloso/maravilloso/especial!

I hope you have a fabulous/wonderful/special day!

¡Espero que este día/cumpleaños sea el mejor de tu vida!

I hope this day/birthday is the best (one) of your life/the best one ever!

Saying you're thinking about them:

¡Estoy pensando en ti (hoy)!

I'm thinking of/about you (today)!

Say you love them (if they're family, close friend, significant other):

Te amo

I love you (romantically)

Te quiero

I love you (non-romantically)

Good endings:

Con cariño

With love/affectionately


A generic informal letter ending, literally "Greetings"

Besos/Un beso

Kisses/a kiss (obviously very informal)

Un (fuerte) abrazo

A (big) hug.

I f you need help translating anything, plug it into the translator on this site and then post the result here along with what you intended to say (in English), and we can help you correct it!

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