• Luccia Haughton

How to Say 'Merry Christmas' in European Languages

That time of year has come when the streets are flooded with bright decorations and houses smell of freshly baked cookies (or freshly brewed Glühwein in my case). It's a great time to practice some phrases in another language, and to facilitate that we have provided a map that shows how to say 'Merry Christmas in almost every single European language. So, no matter where in the world you are this holiday season, you have no excuse to wish someone a wonderful Christmas!



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Merry Christmas in European Languages by Jakub Marian

Here are the same phrases as above as a text so that you can copy-paste them:


Albanian: Gëzuar Krishtlindjet

Basque: Eguberri on

Belarusian: з Калядамі or з Божым Нараджэннем

Breton: Nedeleg laouen

Bulgarian: Весела Коледа or Честито Рождество Христово

Catalan: Bon Nadal

Croatian: Sretan Božić

Czech: Veselé Vánoce

Danish God jul or Glædelig jul

Dutch: Vrolijk Kerstfeest

English: Merry Christmas or Happy Christmas

Estonian: Häid jõule

Finnish: Hyvää joulua

French: Joyeux Noël

Galician: Bo Nadal

German: Fröhliche Weihnachten or Frohe Weihnachten

Greek: Καλά Χριστούγεννα

Hungarian: Boldog karácsonyt

Icelandic: Gleðileg jól

Irish: Nollaig Shona + Dhuit (singular) or Daoibh (plural)

Italian: Buon Natale

Latvian: Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus

Lithuanian: Linksmų Kalėdų

Luxembourgish: Schéine Chrëschtdag

Macedonian: Среќен Божиќ or Христос се роди

Maltese: il-Milied it-Tajjeb

Norwegian: God jul

Northern Sami: Buorit juovllat

Romanian: Crăciun fericit

Occitan: Bon Nadal

Polish: Wesołych Świąt (Bożego Narodzenia)

Portuguese: Feliz Natal

Russian: с Рождеством (Христовым)

Scottish Gaelic: Nollaig Chridheil

Serbian: Srećan Božić or Hristos se rodi

Sardinian: Bona Pasca de Nadale

Slovak: Veselé Vianoce

Slovene: Vesel božič

Spanish: Feliz Navidad

Swedish: God jul

Turkish: Mutlu Noeller

Ukrainian: з Різдвом (Христовим)

Welsh: Nadolig Llawen


Who will you say Gleðileg jól to?


The team at Geres Translations wishes you happy holidays and an excellent start to the New Year!

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