What greetings or wishes are typically or traditionally said on during the Korean New Year holiday, 설날 (Jan. 28, 2017)?

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새해 복 많이 받으세요!

Literally, it means: "May you receive many fortunes in the New Year!" (Often you will see "행복" 복 written as 福, which is the Chinese character for fortune, happiness, or good luck. In addition, 복/福 is often written on a small money pouch: monetary fortune.)

  • Google Translation: "Best wishes for a Happy New Year!"
  • Papago translation: "Happy New Year!"

Google image search for 새해 복 많이 받으세요 shows many representative examples. I picked out a good one below:

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A somewhat formal phrase that you might see in written language is

꿈과 소망을 이루시길 빌어요!

Something like "may your dreams and wishes come true".

Source: My (native) Korean teacher

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