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Proper Holiday Greetings for Hindu Client

Does anyone know the proper etiquette for sending a holiday greeting to a Hindu family that is a business client?

created by holland on Nov 17, 2012 at 08:10:11 am     Other     Comments: 6

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I would stick with a neutral "happy holidays" theme on this type of card. I would not skip the family just because you know that their religious tradition is different from your own.

Given the fact that Hindu beliefs are much less reliant on orthodoxy than, for example, Christianity or Judaism, it is my experience that most Hindus are much more tolerant of the celebrations of others. I strongly doubt that they would be offended by receiving a "happy holidays" card.

posted by historymike on Nov 17, 2012 at 08:47:28 am     #   1 person liked this

That's good advice. They have been in this country for 30+ years. They are also very active in the local Hindu temple.

posted by holland on Nov 17, 2012 at 09:06:07 am     #  

Google translate showed Happy Holidays in Hindi to be:

खुश छुट्टियाँ.

Maybe you would want to put that on the bottom of the card . . .

posted by jimavolt on Nov 17, 2012 at 09:36:08 am     #   1 person liked this

I'm pretty sure Hindus celebrate Festivus.

I possible might be wrong on that.

posted by SensorG on Nov 17, 2012 at 10:36:22 am     #   1 person liked this

नये साल की हार्दिक शुभकामनायें
I'm confused. On answer.com they gave this translation of Happy Holidays. I very much like the idea of using their native language in the greeting. Thank you ja.

Seinfeld huh! They probably do SG!

posted by holland on Nov 17, 2012 at 12:48:29 pm     #  

Google translate showed that नये साल की हार्दिक शुभकामनायें means "Very best wishes for the new year.

I checked just to make sure it didn't refer to Vishnu's private parts or any thing they might find offensive. You're cool with either.

Cheers,

posted by jimavolt on Nov 17, 2012 at 03:23:40 pm     #