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Caroline Dennigan

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How to say Merry Christmas in 18 Different Languages


Here's one for the kids! They love to say Merry Christmas in various languages - go on, ask them!

So, in no particular order, here are 18 ways to say Merry Christmas or Happy Christmas in different languages:

1- If you were in Denmark celebrating Christmas then you would say Glaedelig Jul.

2- In Finland, the greeting is Hyvaa Joulua.

3- Across the channel in France the greeting you would use is Joyeux Noël.

4- Heading to Germany for Christmas? Greet your friends with Frohliche Weihnachten.

5- If you were lucky enough to find yourself on a beach in Hawaii for Christmas it's Mele Kalikimaka.

6- In Italy Merry Christmas is Buon Natale.

7- Heading to Norway? Gledelig Jul.

feliz navidad

8- Celebrating Christmas in the Philippines? Great your friends and family with Maligayang Pasko.

9- Polish is one of the most difficult languages to learn so you will be forgiven if you pronounce this one wrong! Wesolych Swiat Bozgp Narodzenia.

10- Portuguese is spoken in 7 different countries - Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe. Their Christmas greeting is Feliz Natal.

11- Spending Christmas in Spain or South America? You would say Feliz Navidad. (Thanks to Michael Buble, even I know this one!)

12- If you are in Sweden for Christmas, greet your friends and family with God Jul.

13- In Turkey, you will see yeni yiliniz kutlu olsun which literally translates to Happy New Year. Otherwise, you may see Mutlu Noel which means Happy Christmas.

14- In Wales, Merry Christmas is Nadolig Llawen.

15- In Estonia, the Christmas greeting is Rõõmsaid Jõulupühi.

16- If you find yourself celebrating Christmas in Ireland the greeting is Nollaig Shona Dhuit.

17- Celebrating Christmas in Malta, then Merry Christmas is Milied it-Tajjeb

18- Enjoying Christmas in Romania? Crăciun Fericit.


OR, if you're spending it (like me) in sunny England, then it's simply...





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