20/12/16 Christmas Around the World

Ways to Wish Merry Christmas Around the World

There are as many ways you can wish someone a Merry Christmas as there are languages. Here are some examples of words to wish you a Merry Christmas listed by country, state, or language:
  • Africa – Een Plesierige Kerfees
  • China – (Mandarin) Sheng dan kuai le
  • Ethiopia – Melkin Yelidet Beaal
  • France -Joyeux Noel
  • Greece – Kala Christouyenna
  • Hawaii – Mele Kalikimaka ame Hauoli Makahiki Hou
  • India – Baradin ki shubh kamnaaye
  • Italy – Buone Feste Natalizie
  • Korea – Sung Tan Chuk Ha
  • Navajo – Merry Keshmish
  • Philippines – Maligayang Pasko
  • Poland – Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia
  • Portugal – Boas Festas
  • Russia – Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom
  • Spanish – Feliz Navidad
  • Sweden – God Jul
  • Wales – Nadolig Llawen
Ways to Wish Merry Christmas
Maybe saying Merry Christmas in many different languages is not what you were looking for. If you just wanted some alternative ways to say Merry Christmas, here are some to choose from:
  • Happy Christmas
  • Happy Holidays
  • Ho Ho Ho
Using the word “greetings”, you might say:
  • Season’s Greetings
  • Christmas Greetings
  • Greetings of the Season
  • Holiday Greetings
  • Warm Greetings
  • Warm Holiday Greetings
  • Yuletide Greetings
Since holly is a part of Christmas, you could say:
  • Jolly Christmas
  • Holly Jolly Holidays
To have fun, say:
  • Have a Cool Yule
  • Jingle All the Way
  • Let it Snow!

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