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How To Say "Merry Christmas" in Different Languages

Updated on June 8, 2014

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

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 !

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      CJ 2 years ago

      In Afrikaans merry christmas is : Geseende Kersfees

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       2 years ago

      Merry Christmas to all and have a happy holiday

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      Nanz 2 years ago

      "Naimbag nga Paskua ken Naragsag nga Baro Tawen yo amin!" (in Ilokano Philippines)

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

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      Emily 4 years ago

      Merry Christmas everyone!!!

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      job 4 years ago

      how do they say merry christmas in canada

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      Rosette 5 years ago

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

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      bisrat. 5 years ago

      To say merry christmas in amharic.

      enkuan le gena be'al be selam aderesachu.

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      Layan Laith AL-Dabbagh 5 years ago

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

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      the Russian 5 years ago

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

      correction: s rozhdestvom hristova!

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      Mesopotamian 5 years ago

      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..

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      happy 5 years ago

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

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      Mjuni bryt 5 years ago

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

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      orange 5 years ago

      nayal saal mubarak is happy new year not merry christmas

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      diasy 5 years ago

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

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      Violet Schellhase 5 years ago

      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

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      jaalma 5 years ago

      how about Afrikaans?

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      tony pastetio 5 years ago

      Maayong Pasko kaning tanan- cebuano term(Philippines)

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      auvale 5 years ago

      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!

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      Xmas Girl 5 years ago

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

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      iLoveChristmas 5 years ago

      MERRY CHRISTMAS :D!

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