In France it is considered bad luck to wish someone a Happy New Year until it is actually the first of January. I wish they would put that in the manual or something because our first couple of years here I was going around jinxing friends, neighbors, even the mayor by wishing them a Bonne Année before the actual event.
Fortunately one of our neighbors kindly informed me of my faux pas and I have since mended my ways.
I would like to wish you and yours a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year!
Bonne Année et Bonne Santé!