How to Say Merry Christmas in Different Languages

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!