Ways to Say “Merry Christmas” Around the World

Feliz Navidad greeting card cardChristmas is celebrated in many parts of the world, but not everyone wishes each other a “Merry Christmas” (or even “Happy holidays!”). You may be familiar with “Feliz Navidad” in Spanish or “Joyeux Noël” in French, but how about “Selamat Hari Natal” in Indonesian? Every language has its own holiday greeting. If you’re curious how people around the world say the words, here’s a list of 20 different ways to say Merry Christmas, compliments of Google Translate. And if you need some help pronouncing the words, Google Translate can help with that, too.

Afrikaans – Geseënde Kersfees
Czech – Veselé Vánoce
Danish – Glædelig jul
Filipino – Maligayang Pasko
Finnish – hyvää joulua
French – Joyeux Noël
German – Frohe Weihnachten
Hungarian – Boldog Karácsonyt
Indonesian – Selamat Hari Natal
Irish – nollaig súgach
Italian – Buon Natale
Malay – Selamat Hari Natal
Maltese – Milied Merry
Norwegian – God jul
Polish – Wesołych Świąt
Portuguese – Feliz Natal
Romanian – Crăciun fericit
Spanish – Feliz Navidad
Swedish – god jul
Turkish – Mutlu Noeller

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