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    Smile luck for the new year

    In Italy, luck for the new year comes with eating the right kind of food.



    I can't figure out why it's "luck for the new year" because it makes more sense to me to say "luck of the new year." So, what's your advice? And what does "for" refer to in the sample? Thanks.

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    Re: luck for the new year

    Luck for the New Year is correct because luck is something you have or do not have. So in this wish you are wishing the person has luck during the new year.

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    Smile Re: luck for the new year

    Quote Originally Posted by Hi_there_Carl View Post
    Luck for the New Year is correct because luck is something you have or do not have. So in this wish you are wishing the person has luck during the new year.
    Thanks, Carl, for the sensible explanation.

    By the way, does "luck of the new year" make sense to you? If yes, does it amount to "luck for the new year?"

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