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!