Christmas around the World

Christmas as they say is the time to be merry. And, indeed, we tend to be more cheerful and good natured as this special holiday approaches. As a consequence,we start writing cards to all of our friends and acquaintances to share all these firtree-inspired feelings. But what about our international friends? Shouldn’t write something in their mother tongue to make things more personal?

To help you fight this christmassy linguistic drama, we’ve done a bit of research and come up with the most frequent international Christmas greetings. So, get a hold of that pen and start writing away! This is a great aid when you want to write cards to friends and family living abroad!

German:  Fröhliche Weihnachten

English:  Happy Christmas / Merry Christmas

French:  Joyeux Noël

Italian:  Buon Natale

Spanish:  Feliz Navidad

Portuguese:  Feliz Natal

Polish:  Wesołych Świąt

Turkish:  Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun

Romanian:  Crăciun Fericit

Greek:  Kala Christougenna

Russian:  Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva i s Novim Godom

Dutch:  Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar

Swedish:  God Jul och Gott Nytt År

Finnish:  Hyvää Joulua or Hauskaa Joulua – Onnellista uutta vuotta

Norwegian:  Eg ynskjer hermed Dykk alle ein God Jul og Godt Nyttår

Chinese:   圣诞快乐 (shèng dàn kuài lè)

Danish:  Glaedelig Jul

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  5. The Dutch version post above includes “Happy New Year = Gelukkig Nieuwjaar”
    which in Spanish is: Feliz Año Nuevo and in French is: Bonne Année

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