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How To Say "Merry Christmas" in Different Languages

Its Christmas time around the world and people exchange gifts and wishes in this special time of the year. Good will wishes are expressed in many different languages during this joyous time.

You may want to add a special greeting in your Christmas cards, gift tags or in your e-cards this year to wish your friends, neighbors, colleagues, chat friends "Merry Christmas" in other languages. If you are spending Christmas overseas this year, here is one resource that will help you communicate the greetings for the season. You are free to use the pictures in this hub to add to your Facebook Page or to email to your friends to greet them Merry Christmas in their language.


1. Arabic - I'd Miilad said oua sana saida

2. Chinese - (Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan

3 Croatian - Sretan Bozic

4. Danish - Glædelig Jul

5. Dutch - Vrolijk Kerstfeest


6. Filipino - Maligayang Pasko

7. Finnish - Hyvaa joulua

8. French - Joyeux Noël

9. German - Fröhliche Weihnachten

10. Greek - Kala Christouyenna!


11. Indonesian - Selamat Hari Natal

12. Irish - Nollaig Shona Dhuit

13. Italian - Buon Natale!

14. Japanese - Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto

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15. Korean - Sung Tan Chuk Ha


16. Latin - Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!

17. Maltese - IL-Milied It-tajjeb

18. Portuguese - Feliz Natal!

19. Russian - Pozdravlyenie s Rozjdyestvom i s Novym Godom!

20. Swedish - God Jul


21. Samoan - La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou

22. Spanish - Feliz Navidad

23. Urdu - Naya Saal Mubarak Ho

24. Vietnamese - Chuc Mung Giang Sinh

25. Welsh - Nadolig Llawen


If you want to add/ correct the translation or if you know other languages or dialects, please feel free to leave a message on the comment box and I will update the list.

Wherever you are, however you say it, I hope and wish you a Merry Christmas and hope that the New Year will bring peace and good will to everyone.

Seasons Greetings in Many Languages

Merry Christmas To All !

CJ on December 21, 2014:

In Afrikaans merry christmas is : Geseende Kersfees

on December 16, 2014:

Merry Christmas to all and have a happy holiday

Emily on December 19, 2012:

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

job on December 11, 2012:

how do they say merry christmas in canada

Rosette on January 24, 2012:

heri ya krismass is how we say it in Swahili from Tanzania

bisrat. on January 07, 2012:

To say merry christmas in amharic.

enkuan le gena be'al be selam aderesachu.

Layan Laith AL-Dabbagh on December 25, 2011:

In my langauage, wich is Aribic, you say merry christmas like this: IL SLAMOON ALACKOOM!

the Russian on December 25, 2011:

Russian translation is actually saying "merry Christmas and happy new year".

correction: s rozhdestvom hristova!

Mesopotamian on December 25, 2011:

The Light Of our lord Jesus may Shine upon all of you, Im asking those who write CHRISTMAS as XMAS, Dear lovers CHRIST is NOT X,CHRIST is simply JESUS CHRIST, I hope you to notice that please..

happy on December 24, 2011:

how do you say merry christmas and happy new year in sign language?

Mjuni bryt on December 24, 2011:

Heri ya krisimas(merry christmass) na mwaka mpya( and happy new year). This is in swahili

orange on December 21, 2011:

nayal saal mubarak is happy new year not merry christmas

diasy on December 21, 2011:

how do you say merry christmas in Kurdisch?? anyone?? help??

Violet Schellhase on December 19, 2011:

Feliz Navidad,Mele Kalikimaka,Fröhliche Weihnachten, Merry Christmas and Happy New year to all...

Anij ippen aolep(God be with all) in marshallese...

Merry Christmas from Marshall Islands

jaalma on December 18, 2011:

how about Afrikaans?

tony pastetio on December 17, 2011:

Maayong Pasko kaning tanan- cebuano term(Philippines)

auvale on December 17, 2011:

Samoan: Ia manuia le Kerisimasi! this is the correct way and then you also included the new year (ma le tausaga fou)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year = Manuia le Kerisimasi ma le Tausaga Fou. I am impressed though...thanks!

Xmas Girl on December 15, 2011:

Thanks so much!!! I had to do a report on saying Merry Christmas in 20 different languages

iLoveChristmas on December 14, 2011:


siggi on December 01, 2011:

in icelandic its: gleðileg jól

Kate Osagie on December 01, 2011:

In Edo state Nigeria.we say ise lo gbe and get a response ogbe ma re dia hu.

Nataliya on November 30, 2011:

In Ukrainian "Shaslivogo Rizdva" ????????? ??????!

Nataliya on November 30, 2011:

In Russian stated incorrect a bit. It's "Schastlivogo Rozhdestva"

anonymouse on November 29, 2011:

mele kalihemaka is hawain

kekalynn on November 22, 2011:

feliz natel is what we say in portuguese

Nannika on October 18, 2011:

Hungarian: Boldog Karácsonyt! :)

mrbunjke on February 14, 2011:

In Serbian we say : HRISTOS SE RODI!!!!!!!!!

submitshop on December 27, 2010:

Merry Christmas to you all from me.

rudy fubg on December 25, 2010:

merry x mass to all.... maligayang pasko sa lahat ... hope everyone bad will change to good thank you all ulit maligayang pasko sa lahat

Peter on December 25, 2010:

From the Greatest Country in the Universe,


erika on December 24, 2010:

happy christmas and a happy new year day

please help other people


Joy on December 23, 2010:

Malipayaon nga Kaadlawan ni Hesus! This is Ilonggo, a major Philippine dailect.

Paweł on December 20, 2010:

In Polish it is "Weso?ych ?wi?t Bo?ego Narodzenia!"

Jaela on December 16, 2010:

i am in fifth grade and i need to do a asignment on how to say 'merry christmas' in sixteeen different languages and what i have on my papeer is mostly off.

spanish-feliz navivdad

swedish-god jul

german-froehlichhe weilhnachten


italain-guon natale

finnish-hauskaa joulua

korean- shen tan kuai loh

and of couse

english-happy christmas

Romniqc on December 15, 2010:

malipayong paskwa kinyo tanan.(Merry Christmas to all)

Mark K. on December 09, 2010:

Hawaiin: Mele Kalikimaka,

Serbian: Hristos si rodi

MM Del Rosario (author) from NSW, Australia on December 08, 2010:

Over the years a lot of people have visited this hub and contributed on how to say Merry christmas in their own language and dialect, thank you very much for all your comments, and I wish you all a Blessed Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

i love it co'z this is a good web site tnx on December 06, 2010:

love it

kiran on December 02, 2010:

this is a great web site i have leaned alot.


Deboiurah on December 01, 2010:

This was great I made a flyer to the residents for a condominium... Excellent help.

Merry Merry Christmas

Juice My Lemons from Naperville, Illinois on November 21, 2010:

Awesome! I wish I had a language to add here but it looks like you've researched and fostered up some great participation from all different cultures. Great work.

owen on October 12, 2010:

this is good

Naomi Olivier on April 19, 2010:

In Afrikaans (South Africa) we say:

Geseënde Kersfees.

Hrithu on December 30, 2009:

Hindi : Happy New Year - Naye saal ki shubh-kaamanyen

indra on December 25, 2009:

hi merry christmas

samoan on December 25, 2009:

thank you for putting up samoan. merry xmas all..

kiersten on December 24, 2009:

Stretan Bozic

(Merry Christmas in Croatin)

Rita on December 24, 2009:

How to say "Marry Christmas to you" in French and Polish???

silence on December 23, 2009:

Polish : MArry Christmas" WEso?ych ?wi?t Bo?ego NArodzenia"

haiz on December 22, 2009:

maayong pasko sa inyong tanan!!!! (merry christmas to all of you)

miranda and gage on December 21, 2009:



Diana on December 19, 2009:

In Amharic (Ethiopia), it's Mel-kahm gen-na

Joy For The Season on December 17, 2009:

To say Merry Christmas in Spanish which, I learned is Feliz Navidad. WAIT... Am I right??? Just a minite... Yep. I am right. Anyways, Merry Christmas to eveyone!!!!!!!!P.S. I am asian, NOT Spanish!!!!!

vanessa on December 13, 2009:

merry christmas to all love and peace for the world

Halee on December 07, 2009:


kadejah on December 06, 2009:

feliz navidad my friends merry christmas

DarsOnY on December 01, 2009:

for the samoan one.... the translation you have says... Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...

You also spell the first letter wrong.... It's not La Manuia

it's actually " Ia Manuia le Kerisimasi"= Merry Christmas

Happy New year= " Manuia le Tausaga Fou"

thank you for putting up my country you are the best....

anna on December 01, 2009:

in greece we say kala hristouyenna

kimwusang on December 26, 2008:

In ILOKANO: "Naimbag a Pascua (Kadacayo)!"-> Merry Christmas (to you)!

Ilokano (variants: Ilocano, Iluko, Iloco, and Iloko) is the third most-spoken language of the Republic of the Philippines.

ILOKANO is An Austronesian language, it is related to such languages as Indonesian, Malay, Fijian, Maori (of New Zealand), Hawaiian, Malagasy (of Madagascar), Samoan, Tahitian, Chamorro (of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands), Tetum (of East Timor), and Paiwan (of Taiwan).


alisha on December 24, 2008:

i have no idea how to sa merry christmas in my language......and I speak punjabi

mhykee on December 24, 2008:

Maligayang Pasko sa inyong lahat! "merry christmas to all" in filipino :]

mari on December 24, 2008:

In Estonian Merry Christmas is - Haid Joule! And Happy New Year is - Head Uut Aastat!

Merry Christmas Everyone! xxx

BHARAT PATEL on December 22, 2008:


Gia on December 22, 2008:

Merry Blessed Christmas to all.. ^_^ May the Lord be with you.. godspeed

Lily08009 on December 21, 2008:

I Know how to Say Merry christmas in French. it is Joyeux Noel1

vickers on December 18, 2008:

To sat Merry Christmas in Korean is

Sung Tan Jul….. Chuk Ha…..

Tom Batong on December 18, 2008:

A very helpful and educational hub you got, keep it up and thanks for doing a good job. In Kankana-ey (a language in Northern Philippines), we say, "Kalalayad ay Paskua ya Balu Ay Taw-en Yo" - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

FromoneIndonesian on December 17, 2008:

That girl is definitely not Indonesian. Kudos for trying , though...

Nate on December 17, 2008:

In Ukrainian it is Z rizdistvom!!

Zoey on December 16, 2008:

Feliz Navidad :)

e on December 09, 2008:

in albanian you can wish : Gezuar Krishtlindjet

Elizabeth on December 08, 2008:

to all the fans out there look at this you need to rock on this website all the time.

wowie on December 08, 2008:


///// on December 04, 2008:

I think you say merry Christmas Boas Festas in Potuguese.

Phillip on December 03, 2008:

A little typo In Texas we say "Merry Christmas y'all"

vienne on November 22, 2008:

In German we say: "Frohe Weinachten!"

kkk on November 11, 2008:

Italian it is Buon Natale it means Happy Christmas thanks

sam on October 22, 2008:

uk ha iki dod is Merry Christmas fo Argentna

ashley on October 22, 2008:

hi your are cool guys

MM Del Rosario (author) from NSW, Australia on January 19, 2008:

Hi all, thanks for visiting my hub, I will try to find a YouTube that will help us say the greetings correctly. do come back.

richie86 on December 26, 2007:

"Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan"

is this mandarin or cantonese? can somebody translate each word? thanks.

and merry christmas to everyone

bhoomi on December 25, 2007:

In gujarati natal ni shubhecha (shu bhe cha)...

Rudra on December 25, 2007:

Chritmas ki Badhai (Best wishes for Christmas) in Hindi.

XxSkulblakasxX on December 24, 2007:

Down under they say, ' Ave A Bonza Chrissy, Mate!'

Ricardo Nunes from Portugal on December 24, 2007:


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in portuguese.

comaho on December 23, 2007:

Im from china and I say Kung his Hsin bing Chu Shen Tan or ,Gun Tso sun Tang Gung Haw sun for Merry Christmas in Chinese.I think Christmas is celebrated in many different ways ,from lighting trees to carrying colorful lanterns outside to worship God

Keelan Ly on December 20, 2007:

Ways the phrase "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" is being said in many different languages in video:

Congratulations for your effort to provide this high quality information.


caspar from UK on December 20, 2007:

Thanks for an informative hub (and all the additional comments too). Sadly I only speak English, so Merry Christmas to you all!

ochanomu from Tokyo, Japan on December 19, 2007:

May I add Thai Language?

Merry X'mas = Suk Sun Wan Christ Mas

Edit for Japanese

Japanese - Shinnen omedeto >> this one means happy new year

the latter one is OK!

tpeterson1959 on December 19, 2007:

In Persian (both Farsi and Afghan) it's:

kheli khosh noel!

Jonathan Figueroa on December 19, 2007:

Happy Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan

anrev on December 18, 2007:

merry christmas....Maligyang pasko sa inyong lahat dyan...

Dalriada Books from UK on December 14, 2007:

Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan, means "Wish you happy new year and Merry Christmas", but normally, Chinese will simply say: Sheng Dan Kuai Le! That's only means Merry Christmas.

Sheng: Saint

Dan: born

Kuai le: happy, merry.

mooo on December 14, 2007:

hello its great

Whitney from Georgia on December 13, 2007:

Sung Tan Chuk... This is interesting. MY grandmother is Korean, but she's forgotten a lot of her native language.

Jason Menayan from San Francisco on December 11, 2007:


In Croatian, it's pronounced "SREH-tahn BO-zheech"

In Polish, it's Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia (veh-SO-wikh shveeont bo-ZHEH-go nah-ro-DZEH-nee-ah)

Zsuzsy Bee from Ontario/Canada on December 11, 2007:

Great idea for this HUB!

May I add the Hungarian, Belgium Flemish, and Luxemburg wishes to your list ? To all the Magyars 'Kellemes es Boldog Karacsonyt Kivanok'. To all the Flemish people in Belgium 'Zalig Kerstfeest' and to friends in Luxemburg the wishes go like this 'Schei Kreschtdeeg'

regards and best wishes for a Merry Christmas from Canada TOO

regards Zsuzsy

MrMarmalade from Sydney on December 11, 2007:


Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan.

Son 3 is in China until christmas Eve,

He sent us this greeting yesterday, your timing as ever is perfect

Thank you

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