No Matter The Language, It’s Still ‘Merry Christmas’

Christmas Names

‘Merry Christmas’ is a very traditional greeting at this time of year. We thought that if you have travel plans this holiday season that will take you across the sea, you might want to know how to express this greeting in other countries.

So here’s a sampling of ‘Merry Christmas’ from around the world:

Andorra Bon Nadal
Armenia Shnorhavor Sourp Dzunount
Antarctica Merry Christmas
Argentina Feliz Navidad
Belgium Zalig Kerstfeest
Brazil Feliz Natal
Botswana Merry Christmas
China Sheng Tan Kuai Loh
Christmas Island Merry Christmas
Germany Frohliche Weihnachten
Denmark Glaedelig Jul
Egypt Mboni Chrismen
France Joyeux Noel
Greenland Glaedelig Jul
Honduras Feliz Navidad
Israel Mo’adim Lesimkha
Jamaica Merry Christmas
Luxembourg Schei Kreschtdeeg
Monaco Festusu Chrismen
Mexico Feliz Navidad
Nigeria Merry Christmas
Poland Wesolych Swiat
Portugal Boas Festas
San Marino Buon Natale
Ukraine Veseloho Vam Rizdva
Uganda Webale Krismasi
Zambia Happy Christmas

‘Feliz Navidad’ is found in many countries throughout the world, especially the Spanish speaking countries in Central and South America. The French ‘Joyeux Noel’ is another common greeting and ‘Merry Christmas’ is used in most English speaking countries. No matter how it’s said, we hope you all have a merry and joyous holiday.

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Santa Claus is also known by many names, including Father Christmas, St. Nicholas and Pere Noel. But how ever he’s called, he’s making his list and checking it twice so be sure to be nice, hang your stocking with care and before you know it, Santa will be there!