‘Merry Christmas’ is popular worldwide, and it works most of the times. Nevertheless, diversified cultures across the globe have something special to say on this occasion. This is how to wish Christmas in different languages (national and regional).
Merry Christmas in English
Merry Christmas – works fine in most of the countries including the United States, Canada, and the UK, etc. The Cayman Islands, Fiji, and Jamaica also wish the same. If you are on the freezing lands of Antarctica, the same ‘Merry Christmas’ will warm the people!
Merry Christmas in Portuguese
Feliz Natal/Boas Festas! – works great across every Lusophone nation. From Brazil to Indonesia, this greeting would work. If you are in Portugal and other African countries where Portuguese is spoken, ‘Boas Festas!’ is welcomed.
Nollaig Shona Dhuit! –Ireland is known to have unique things doing in its own way. Greeting on Christmas is no different!
Merry Christmas in Spanish
Feliz Navidad! –The Spanish-speaking countries would have ‘Feliz Navidad!’ as its local language greeting on the holy day of Christmas. This goes true in how to wish Christmas in different languages for countries like Gibraltar, Mexico, Central America (including El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, and Nicaragua), and South America (such as Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Argentina.
Merry Christmas in Japanese
Merii Kurisumasu! – is what would make Japanese smile! Yes, this is how you wish Christmas in Japanese. If you divide it further, in Hong Kong, wish Christmas by saying ‘Sing dan fiy loc’; in Korea, ‘Sung Tan Chuk Ha’; in Mandarin Chinese you need a little more effort to take a deep breath and say it all at once – ‘Kung His Hsin Nien Bing Chu Shen Tan!’; in Thailand, wish ‘Sawasdee Pee Mai’; and in Vietnam, ‘Chuc Mung Giang Sinh!’
‘Mo’adim Lesimkha!’-this is how to you wish on Christmas in Israeli.
Merry Christmas in German
‘Frohliche Weihnachten!’ – the Germans will be happy hearing these words from you.
Merry Christmas in Italian
‘Buon Natale!’ –will make the pizza nation happy! Yes, that’s how you wish ‘Merry Christmas’ in Italy.
‘Milad Mubarak!’ – the middle east countries are not aloof from the great celebration of Christmas. In Bahrain, Egypt, Djibouti, Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Morocco, Yemen, and Syria and Tunisia follow the same.
‘Naatal Mubarak!’- is what Indians say in their own language. Also ‘Bada Din Mubarak Ho!’ is how you wish ‘Merry Christmas’ in Indian language Hindi.
‘Sretan Bozic!’ – is popular in Croatia. Other variations if you move to Eastern Europe include ‘Vesele Vanocel’ in the Czech Republic; ‘Srecen bozic’ in Slovenia; ‘Hristos se rodi! Srecan Bozic’ in Serbia; ‘Sretam Bozic, Hristos se Rodi’ goes well in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Merry Christmas in French
‘Joyeux Noel!’ – is greeted in several parts of the world. France and so as much of in Canada greet each other by saying ‘Joyeux Noel!’ You may also hear the same in African countries such as Burundi and Cameroon. Also, this goes easy in The Congo, Cote d’lvoire, Madagascar, and in Chad.
Merry Christmas in Dutch
‘Zalig Kerstfeest!’– will work wonderfully across the Dutch-speaking nations. However, in the Netherlands, you have other options to greet the festive season of Christmas. You can go with ‘Prettige Kerstdagen’, ‘Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar’ (includes ‘Happy New Year’ for all good reasons), and undoubtedly ‘Zalig Kerstfeest!’.
‘Gezuar Krishlindjet!’- should be the unique most in all this listing on how to wish Christmas in different languages across the world. The reason is there is only one place on our lovely planet that has this greeting for Christmas. Yes, only in Albania, you say ‘Gezuar Krishlindjet!’ for ‘Merry Christmas.‘
‘Natale hilare et Annumb Faustum!’ – is what the most respected language has for greeting ‘Merry Christmas’. True, this is how you greet on Christmas in Latin.
There are more than 150 ways to wish Christmas in different languages across the world. A few popular ones to list include ‘Schei Kreschtdeeg’ in Luxembourg; ‘Frohe Weihnachten’ in Austria; ‘De Christmas akhtar de bakhtawar au newai kal de mubarak sha!’ in Afghanistan; ‘krist Yesu Ko Shuva Janma Utsav Ko Upalaxhma Hardik Shuva!’ in Bhutan; ‘Glaedelig Jul’ in Denmark; ‘Boldog Karácsonyt’ in Hungary; ‘God Jul, Gledelig Jul’ in Norway; and the last but not the least ‘Hristos Razdajetsja, S Rozdjestvom Hristovim’ in Russian Federation.