Merry Christmas

It’s hours away before people start sending out Christmas greetings. Santa is also preparing the presents in his sleigh. Here’s how to say Merry Christmas in 25 different ways.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and one thing is clear, its a time for joy and Christmas songs. Whether it’s by sending a Christmas card or in person, at this time of year the most common greeting is “Merry Christmas”. The greeting was first used in 1699 when an English admiral used the term in an informal letter.

The phrase was then used in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in 1843 and has grown in popularity since.

Here, express.co.uk has compiled a list of how to say the seasonal greeting in 25 different languages.

Here’s how to say Merry Christmas in 25 different languages.

  • Joyeux Noël! French (France)
  • Buon Natale! Italian (Italy)
  • Feliz Navidad! Spanish (Spain and Gibraltar, Mexico and Central America; South America)
  • Nollaig Shona Dhuit! Irish (Ireland)
  • Boas Festas! Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Zalig Kerstfeest! Dutch (Belgium)
  • Prettige Kerstdagen/ Zalig Kerstfeest! Dutch (Netherlands)
  • Wesolych Swiat Polish (Poland)
  • Gëzuar Krishlindjet! Albanian (Albania)
  • Eftihismena Christougenna! Greek (Greece)
  • Sretan Bozic! Croatian (Croatia)
  • Craciun Fericit! Romanian (Romania, Moldova)
  • Merii Kurisumasu! Japanese (Japan)
  • Kung His Hsin Nien Bing Chu Shen Tan China! Mandarin (China)
  • S̄uk̄hs̄ạnt̒ wạn khris̄t̒mās̄! Thai (Thailand)
  • Sung Tan Chuk Ha! Korean (Korea)
  • Chuc Mung Giang Sinh! Vietnamese (Vietnam)
  • Karisama te nawāṃ sāla khušayāṃwālā hewe! (India, Pakistan)
  • Glaedelig Jul! Danish (Denmark)
  • Rôômsaid Jôule! Estonian (Estonia)
  • Gleðileg jól! Icelandic (Iceland)
  • Nadolig Llawen Welsh (Wales)
  • Wesołych Świąt Polish (Poland)
  • hyvää joulua Finnish (Finland)
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