Merry Christmas in 20 Languages: last updated 19 December 2022
Learn how people wish each other "Merry Christmas" around the world.
Frohe Weihnachten - Vrolijk Kerstfeest - Buon Natale and all the best wishes for a very Merry Christmas from the Kids World Travel Guide Team
Here you will find out how to wish Merry Christmas in other languages.
Afrikaans is on of the official languages spoken in South Africa. Here people wish each other "Blessed Christmas".
In French people say: "Joyeux Noël" which means Joyful Christmas.
"Merry Christmas" in Dutch is pronounced as this: Listen here.
Germans wish each other "Frohe Weihnachten" or "Frohes Fest" which means Merry Christmas.
Read more about Christmas in Germany on our special page here.
"Buon Natale" is what the Italian say when they wish each other Merry Christmas. Read how the Italians celebrate Christmas in Italy here.
In Arabic speaking Lebanon, the many Christians celebrate Christmas as well. More than one third of the Lebanese people are Christians. There are however many more Lebanese people living outside the country than within Lebanon. Learn how to pronounce the Arabic words here.
In Hungarian, people say: "Boldog Karácsonyt". Listen here how to pronounce it correctly.
The Finns wish: "Hyvää Joulua". Find our Finland Facts here and if you want to know more about Christmas in Finland read on here.
Malayalam is spoken in Kerala in India. People here wish each other: "kristumas asansaka".
The Korean wishes are easily pronounced: meri ku-ri-su-ma-su. How about trying it out? Listen to it here.
While most of the Chinese people are not Christian, Christmas is a popular celebration in the country too. Carol singing and Christmas decorations can be encountered and Christmas parties are held in many places. So be prepared and know how to say Merry Christmas in Chinese. Read more about Christmas in China here.
In Japanese people say: Merikurisumasu - this is similar to Korean, isn't it?
In Norwegian the Christmas wishes are: "God Jul" which means Good Christmas.
This year we extend our special Christmas greetings to the people in Ukraine: Z rizdvom! May your festive season be blessed with peace, hope and courage. May your Christmas be filled with light, warmth and love!
Russians celebrate Christmas on the 7th of January. Then people wish each other Merry Christmas. In Russian you say this - Find out here.
In Portuguese Merry Christmas is: "Feliz Natal" which means Joyful or Happy Christmas.
In Spanish you say: "Feliz Navidad" which means Joyful or Happy Christmas.
Tagalog is a language spoken in the Philippines. Here people wish "Maligayang Pasko". Listen here to learn how to pronounce it correctly.
Kiswahili is spoken in many countries in Africa such as Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania or Rwanda. "Heri ya Krismasi" means Merry Christmas in Swahili.
The Zulu people in South Africa wish each other with "Ukhisimusi omnandi". Find out more about other countries in Africa in the next image:
Image sources for How to say Merry Christmas page: Happy Christmas in Africa by Tripsavvy as well as own creations and images by shutterstock.com and canva.com
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