It’s almost Christmas! Oh, how we love this season of feasts and festivities. It is celebrated with fun and fervour almost everywhere in the world. It is also called different names around the globe. You’ve probably heard about ‘Feliz Navidad’, Spanish for ‘Merry Christmas’ thanks to that popular Christmas song, but do you know how to wish it in other languages? No? Maybe this little list will help you show off to your friends or confuse your grandparents.
German – Frohe Weihnachten!
Spoken in: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
French – Joyeux Noël!
Spoken in: France, Africa, Canada
Italian – Buon Natale!
Spoken in: Italy
Spanish – Feliz Navidad!
Spoken in: Spain and Gibraltar, Mexico and Central America; South America)
Dutch – Zalig Kerstfeest!
Spoken in: Belgium and the Netherlands
Polish – Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia
Spoken in: Poland
Irish – Nollaig Shona Dhuit!
Spoken in: Ireland
Welsh – Nadolig Llawen
Spoken in: Wales
Portuguese – Boas Festas!
Spoken in: Portugal
Greek – Eftihismeni Christougenna!
Spoken in: Greece
Norwegian – God Jul Og Godt Nytt Aar
Spoken in: Norway
Icelandic – Gledileg Jol
Spoken in: Iceland
Finnish – Hyvää joulua
Spoken in: Finland
Swedish – God Jul / (Och) Ett Gott Nytt Ar
Spoken in: Sweden
Danish – Glaedelig Jul
Spoken in: Denmark
Thai – Suk San wan Christmas
Spoken in: Thailand
Turkish – Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Spoken in: Turkey
Arabic – I’d Miilad Said Oua Sana Saida
Spoken in: Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Israel, Algeria, Kuwait, Jordan, Syria, Yemen, the UAE
Korean – Sung Tan Chuk Ha
Spoken in: North Korea, South Korea
Urdu – Bada Din Mubarak Ho
Spoken in: Pakistan, India, Middle East
Have a holly, jolly, happy, merry Christmas!