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How to say “Merry Christmas” and “Happy New Year” in different languages

Here is our special collection of winter holiday greetings for you in 51 languages.

EnglishMerry ChristmasHappy New Year
AfrikaansGeseënde KersfeesVoorspoedige Nuwe Jaar
AlbanianGëzuar KrishtlindjenGëzuar Vitin e Ri
AlsatianE güeti WïnâchteGüets nëies johr
ArabicEid Milad Majid (عيد ميلاد مجيد)سنة جديدة سعيدة
sunat jadidat saeida  
Bengali (also spoken in Bangladesh)shubho bôṛodin (শুভ বড়দিন)Śubha naba barṣa
(শুভ নব বর্ষ)
BretonNedeleg LaouenBloavezh mat
BulgarianВесела Коледа (Vesela Koleda)Честита Нова Година
CantoneseSeng Dan Fai Lok (聖誕快樂)San Nin Fai Lok (新年快樂)
CatalanBon NadalBon any nou
CorsicanBon NatalePace è salute
CroatianSretan BožićSretna Nova Godina
CzechVeselé VánoceŠťastný nový rok
Danish (also used in Greenland)Glædelig JulGodt nytår
DutchPrettige Kerst (Happy Christmas), Zalig Kerstfeest or Zalig Kerstmis (both mean Merry Christmas) or Vrolijk Kerstfeest (Cheerful Christmas)Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
EstonianRõõmsaid JõuleHead Uut Aastat
FinnishHyvää jouluaOnnellista uutta vuotta
FlemishZalig KerstfeestGelukkig nieuwjaar
FrenchJoyeux NoëlBonne Année
GalicianBo NadalPróspero Aninovo
GermanFrohe WeihnachtenFrohes Neues Jahr
GreekΚαλά Χριστούγεννα! (Kalá hristúyenna)Ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Έτος! (Eftyhisméno to Néo Étos!)
Hindiशुभ क्रिसमस (śubh krisamas)नये साल की हार्दिक शुभकामनायें
(naye sāl kī hārdik śubhkāmnayeṅ)
HungarianBoldog karácsonyt!Boldog Új Évet!
Irish – GaelicNollaig Shona DhuitAthbhliain faoi mhaise duit
Israel – Hebrew(Chag molad sameach) חג מולד שמחShana Tova ( שנה טובה)
ItalianBuon NataleBuon anno
JapaneseMeri KurisumasuAkemashite omedetō gozaimasu
Japanese  (Hiragana)めりいくりすます明けましておめでとうございます
Japanese (Katakana)メリークリスマス
Korean‘Meri krismas’ (메리 크리스마스) or ‘seongtanjeol jal bonaeyo’ (성탄절 잘 보내요) or ‘Jeulgaeun krismas doeseyo’ (즐거운 크리스마스 되세요)saehae bog manhi badeuseyo (새해 복 많이 받으세요)
LatvianPriecīgus ZiemassvētkusLaimīgu Jauno gadu
LithuanianLinksmų KalėdųLaimingų Naujųjų metų
MandarinShèngdàn Kuàilè (圣诞快乐)Xīnnián Kuàilè (新年快乐)
MontenegrinHristos se rodi (Христос се роди) – Christ is born Vaistinu se rodi (Ваистину се роди) – truly born (reply)Srećna Nova godina (Срећна Нова го̏дина)
NorwegianGod Jul or Gledelig JulGodt nytt år
PolishWesołych ŚwiątSzczęśliwego Nowego Roku
PortugueseFeliz NatalFeliz Ano Novo
Punjabiਮੈਰੀ ਕ੍ਰਿਸਮਸ।
Mairī krisamasa

ਨਵਾ ਸਾਲ ਮੁਬਾਰਕ
Navā sāla mubāraka
RomanianCrăciun fericitUn an nou fericit
RussianС Рождеством Христовым! (S Roždestvom Khristovym!)С Новым Годом! (S Novym Godom!)
SerbianХристос се роди (Hristos se rodi)Срећна Нова Година (Srećna Nova Godina)
SlovakVeselé VianoceŠťastný nový rok!
Spanish (Español)¡Feliz Navidad!¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
SwedishGod JulGott nytt år
Swiss GermanSchöni WiehnachteEs guets nöis Joor
TurkishMutlu Noeller!Yeni yılınız kutlu olsun!
UkrainianРіздвом Христовим (Rizdvom Khrystovim)Щасливого нового року (Ščaslyvoho novoho roku)
VietnameseChúc mừng Giáng SinhChúc mừng năm mới
WalloonDjoyeus NoyéBone annèye
WelshNadolig LlawenBlwyddyn Newydd Dda

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