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December 21, 2015

Doesn’t Matter the Country or Language “MERRY CHRISTMAS!” Is the Spreading of the Spirit of the Season!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mr. Craig @ 5:20 am

Below is a list of approximately 160 languages and ways to say Merry Christmas and or Happy New Year.  

this little meme is a good reminder that Christmas is not about things but about people: 

Christmas list as we get older

The meaning of Christmas has not changed much over the last century or so.. while most celebrate it as the birthday of Jesus Christ… many more just celebrate the spirit of the season… Peace, happiness, caring more for others, giving and so much more that embellishes upon the  goodness in human beings.

 This season in particular I think of a self proclaimed Atheist… well more a believer in Science. While this blog post is not for her, I could not help but think of her as I was making adjustments to this post.

I have no problems or issues with her choices In fact I admire her forthrightness, but sincerely hope that this season of caring and giving for others brings much happiness to her  and that the influence  or fixation of some on the religious nature off the holidays does not detract from her joy  from the family and friends that love and care for her.

In my opinion this is a season that all should embrace for its kindness and caring  towards one another despite ones religious philosophical beliefs. Even as a Christian you should not condemn those who are not Christian who participate in this holiday  as it would be UNchristian, especially at this time of the year to discriminate against anyone who wishes others peace, happiness and joy to others. A Special note at the end for those who embrace the season but not the religion 


Now without further adieu I bring you Christmas wishes in multiple languages.

If your country or culture is not listed feel fee to add it in the comment section.


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“Merry Christmas”.


In Different Languages and from MOST Countries:


Its Christmas time around the world and people exchange gifts and wishes in this special time of the year. Good will wishes are expressed in many different languages during this joyous time. In this small world we live in today most of us have a friend or two or more that came from a different culture than you do. Cut and paste any greeting  I have and send it to them to extend well wishes for all this holiday season. It will be met with great joy by those that receive such an unexpected greeting I assure you. 



1. Arabic – I’d Miilad said oua sana saida

2. Chinese – (Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan

3 Croatian – Sretan Bozic

4. Danish – Glædelig Jul

5. Dutch – Vrolijk Kerstfeest



6. Filipino – Maligayang Pasko

7. Finnish – Hyvaa joulua

8. French – Joyeux Noël

9. German – Fröhliche Weihnachten

10. Greek: Kala Christouyenna!.



11. Indonesian – Selamat Hari Natal

12. Irish – Nollaig Shona Dhuit

13. Italian – Buon Natale!

14. Japanese – Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto

15. Korean – Sung Tan Chuk Ha.



16. Latin – Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!

17. Maltese: IL-Milied It-tajjeb

18. Portuguese – Feliz Natal!

19. Russian – Pozdravlyenie s Rozjdyestvom i s Novym Godom!

20. Swedish – God Jul.



21. Samoan: La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou

22. Spanish – Feliz Navidad

23. Urdu – Naya Saal Mubarak Ho

24. Vietnamese – Chuc Mung Giang Sinh

25. Welsh – Nadolig Llawen.


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Just in case you were interested in OTHER languages.. here is a good extensive alphabetical list BY COUNTRY:

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  • Afghanistan: De Christmas akhtar de bakhtawar au newai kal de mubarak sh
  • Albania: Gézuar Krishlindjet
  • Algeria: Milad Mubarak
  • American Samoa: – La Maunia Le Kilisimasi
  • Andorra: Bon Nadal
  • Angola: Boas Festas
  • Antarctica: Merry Christmas, Felices Pasquas, Hristos Razdajetsja
  • Antigua and Barbuda: Merry Christmas
  • Arabic: I’d Miilad Said Oua Sana Saida
  • Argentina: Feliz Navidad!
  • Armenia: Shnorhavor Sourp Dzunount
  • Aruba: Bon Pasco, Bon Anja
  • Australia: Happy Christmas
  • Austria: Frohe Weihnachten
  • Azerbaijan: Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun 


  • Bahamas: Happy Christmas
  • Bahrain: Milad Mubarak
  • Bangladesh: Shuvo Baro Din
  • Barbados: Merry Christmas
  • Belarus: Winshuyu sa Svyatkami
  • Belgium: Zalig Kerstfeest
  • Belize: Merry Christmas
  • Benin: Joyeux Noël
  • Bermuda: Merry Christmas
  • Bhutan: krist Yesu Ko Shuva Janma Utsav Ko Upalaxhma Hardik Shuva
  • Bolivia: Feliz Navidad
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sretam Bozic, Hristos se rodi
  • Botswana: Merry Christmas
  • Brazil: Feliz Natal
  • British Indian Ocean Territory: Happy Christmas
  • Brunei Darussalam: Selamat Hari Natal
  • Bulgaria: Vessela Koleda
  • Burkina Faso: Joyeux Noël
  • Burundi: Noëli Nziza, Joyeux Noël


  • Cameroon: Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noël
  • Canada: Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noël, Merry Christmas
  • Cape Verde: Boas Festas
  • Cayman Islands: Merry Christmas
  • Central African Republic: Joyeux Noël
  • Chad: Joyeux Noël, Milad Mubarak
  • Chile: Feliz Navidad China Sheng Tan Kuai Loh
  • Chinese (Mandarin): Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan
  • Christmas Island: Merry Christmas
  • Colombia: Feliz Navidad para todos
  • Comoros: Joyeux Noël, Milad Mubarak
  • Congo: Joyeux Noël
  • Cook Islands: Merry Christmas, Kia orana e kia manuia rava i teia Kiritime
  • Costa Rica: Feliz Navidad
  • Côte d’Ivoire: Joyeux Noël
  • Croatia: Sretan Bozic
  • Cuba: Feliz Navidad
  • Cyprus: Eftihismena Christougenna, Noëliniz kutlu olsun ve yeni yili
  • Czech Republic: Vesele Vanoce


  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: Sung Tan Chuk Ha
  • Denmark: Glaedelig Jul
  • Djibouti: Joyeux Noël, Milad Mubarak
  • Dominica: Merry Christmas
  • Dominican Republic: Feliz Navidad


  • Ecuador: Feliz Navidad
  • Egypt: Milad Mubarak
  • El Salvador: Feliz Navidad
  • Equatorial Guinea: Joyeux Noël, Feliz Navidad
  • Eritrea: Melkam Yelidet Beaal, Poket Kristmet
  • Estonia: Haid Joule, Rôômsaid Jôule
  • Ethiopia: Melkam Yelidet Beaal, Poket Kristmet, Merry Christmas


  • Falkland Islands (Malvinas): Merry Christmas
  • Faroe Islands: Gledhilig jol
  • Federated States of Micronesia: Merry Christmas
  • Fiji: Merry Christmas
  • Filipino: Maligayang Pasko  SEE Also Tagala and Philipines
  • Finland: Hauskaa Joulua
  • France: Joyeux Noël
  • French Guiana: Joyeux Noël
  • French Polynesia: Joyeux Noël, La ora i te Noera
  • French Southern Territories: Joyeux Noël


  • Gabon: Joyeux Noël
  • Gambia: Merry Christmas
  • Georgia: Gilotsavt Krist’es Shobas
  • Germany: Frohliche Weihnachten
  • Ghana: Afishapa
  • Gibraltar: Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad
  • Greece: Eftihismena Christougenna
  • Greenland: Glædelig Jul, Juullimi Ukiortaassamilu Pilluarit
  • Grenada: Merry Christmas
  • Guadeloupe: Joyeux Noël
  • Guam: Merry Christmas, Felis Pasgua
  • Guatemala: Feliz Navidad
  • Guinea: Joyeux Noël
  • Guinea-bissau: Boas Festas
  • Guyana: Merry Christmas


  • Haiti: Jwaye Nwel
  • Hindi: Shubh Christmas
  • Honduras: Feliz Navidad
  • Hong Kong: Sing dan fiy loc, Merry Christmas
  • Hungary: Boldog Karácsonyt


  • Iceland: Gleðileg Jól
  • India: Natal Mubarak
  • Indonesi: a Salamet Hari Natal
  • Iraq: Idah Saidan Wasanah Jadidah
  • Iran (Persian/Farsi)  Phonetic pronunciation:Chrismæss moba:ræk
  • Ireland: Nollaig Shona Dhuit
  • Israel: Mo’adim Lesimkha
  • Italy: Buon Natale


  • Jamaica: Merry Christmas
  • Japan: Merii Kurisumasu
  • Jordan: Milad Mubarak, Merry Christmas


  • Kazakhstan: Hristos Razdajetsja, Rozdjestvom Hristovim
  • Kenya: Merry Christmas
  • Kiribati: Merry Christmas
  • Korean: Sung Tan Chuk Ha
  • Kuwait: Milad Mubarak, Merry Christmas
  • Kyrgyzstan: Hristos Razdajetsja


  • Latin: Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!
  • Latvia: Priecigus ziemassvetkus!
  • Lebanon: Milad Majeed
  • Lesotho: Happy Christmas
  • Liberia: Happy Christmas
  • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya: Milad Mubarak, Buon Natale, Happy Christmas
  • Liechtenstein: Frohliche Weihnachten
  • Lithuania: Laimingu Kaledu
  • Luxembourg: Schéi Krëschtdeeg


  • Macau: Boas Festas, Sing Dan Fiy Loc
  • Macedonia: Streken Bozhik
  • Madagascar: Joyeux Noël, Arahaba tratry ny Krismasy 
  • Malawi: Merry Christmas, Moni Wa Chikondwelero Cha X’mas
  • Malaysia: Selamat Hari Krimas
  • Mali: Joyeux Noël 
  • Malta: Il-Milied it-Tajjeb, Festi t-Tajba 
  • Marshall islands: Monono ilo raaneoan Nejin
  • Martinique: Joyeux Noël
  • Mauritius: Merry Christmas
  • Mayotte: Krismas Njema Na Heri Za Mwaka Mpya, Joyeux Noël
  • Mexico: Feliz Navidad
  • Monaco: Joyeux Noël
  • Montserrat: Merry Christmas
  • Morocco: Milad Mubarak
  • Mozambique: Boas Festas


  • Namibia: Geseende Kersfeesavajo: Merry Keshmish
  • Nepal: krist Yesu Ko Shuva Janma Utsav Ko Upalaxhma Hardik Shuva

  • Netherlands: Prettige Kerstdagen, Zalig Kerstfeest, Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar 
  • Netherlands Antilles: Bon Pasco, Bon Anja 
  • New Caledonia: Joyeux Noël 
  • New Zealand: Happy Christmas 
  • Nicaragua: Feliz Navidad 
  • Niger: Joyeux Noël 
  • Nigeria: Merry Christmas 
  • Norfolk Island: Merry Christmas 
  • Northern Mariana Islands: Filis Pasgua, Merry Christmas 
  • Norway: God Jul, Gledelig Jul


  • Oman: Milad Mubarak


  • Pakistan: Bara Din Mubarrak Ho 
  • Palau: Merry Christmas 
  • Panama: Feliz Navidad 
  • Papua New Guinea: Bikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas 
  • Paraguay: Feliz Navidad 
  • Peru: Feliz Navidad 
  • Philippines: Maligayang Pasko 
  • Pitcairn: Merry Christmas 
  • Poland: Wesolych Swiat 
  • Portugal: Boas Festas
  • Puerto Rico: Feliz Navidad, Felices Pascuas, Felicidades 


  • Qatar: Milad Mubarak 


  • Republic of Korea: Sungtan Chukha
  • Republic of Moldova: Craciun fericit si un An Nou fericit!
  • Russian Federation: Hristos Razdajetsja, S Rozdjestvom Hristovim
  • Rwanda: Noheli Nziza 


  • Saint Kitts and Nevis: – Happy Christmas 
  • Saint Lucia : Happy Christmas 
  • Saint Vincent and The Grenadines: Happy Christmas 
  • Samoa: La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou 
  • San Marino: Buon Natale 
  • Sao Tome and Principe: Boas Festas 
  • Saudi Arabia: Milad Mubarak 
  • Senegal: Joyeux Noël 
  • Seychelles: Happy Christmas, Joyeux Noël 
  • Sierra Leone: Happy Christmas 
  • Singapore: Sheng Tan Kuai Loh, Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal, Happy Christmas 
  • Slovakia (Slovak Republic): Vesele Vianoce 
  • Slovenia: Srecen Bozic 
  • South Africa: Geseënde Kersfees, Happy Christmas 
  • South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands: Happy Christmas 
  • Spain: Feliz Navidad 
  • Sri Lanka: Subha nath thalak Vewa, Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukka
  • St. Helena: Happy Christmas 
  • St. Pierre and Miquelon: Joyeux Noël 
  • Sudan: Wilujeng Natal 
  • Suriname: Zalig Kersfeest, Wang swietie Kresnetie 
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands: Hristos Razdajetsja, Gledelig Jul 
  • Swaziland: Happy Christmas 
  • Sweden: God Jul
  • Switzerland: Fröhlichi Wiehnacht, Joyeux Noël
  • Syrian Arab Republic: Milad Mubarak


  • Taiwan: Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan 
  • Thailand: Merry Christmas, Sawasdee Pee Mai
  • Togo: Joyeux Noël
  • Tokelau: Merry Christmas
  • Tonga: Kilisimasi Fiefia
  • Trinidad and Tobago: Happy Christmas
  • Tunisia: Milad Mubarak
  • Turks and Caicos Islands: Happy Christmas

  • Uganda: Webale Krismasi 
  • Ukraine: Veseloho Vam Rizdva 
  • United Arab Emirates: I’d miilad said oua sana saida 
  • United Kingdom: Merry Christmas, Happy Christmas, (Welsh) Nadolig Llawen 
  • United Republic of Tanzania: Krismas Njema Na Heri Za Mwaka Mpya, Happy Christmas 
  • United States: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Season’s Greetings 
  • Urdu: Naya Saal Mubarak Ho 
  • Uruguay: Feliz Navidad


  • Vanuatu: Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noël
  • Venezuela: Feliz Navidad
  • Viet Nam: Chuc Mung Giang Sinh (chúc mừng giáng sinh)
  • Virgin Islands (British): Merry Christmas
  • Virgin Islands (U.S.): Merry Christmas


  • Wallis and Futuna Islands: Joyeux Noël
  • Welsh: Nadolig Llawen


  • Yemen: Milad Mubarak
  • Yugoslavia: Cestitamo Bozic


  • Zambia: Happy Christmas
  • Zimbabwe: Happy Christmas


 In Most LANGUAGES Shown here below:


Afrikaans: Geseënde Kersfees
Afrikander: Een Plesierige Kerfees
African/ Eritrean/ Tigrinja: Rehus-Beal-Ledeats
Albanian:Gezur Krislinjden
Arabic: Milad Majid
Argentine: Feliz Navidad
Armenian: Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand
Azeri: Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun

Bahasa Malaysia: Selamat Hari Natal
Basque: Zorionak eta Urte Berri On!
Bengali: Shuvo Naba Barsha
Bohemian: Vesele Vanoce
Bosnian: (BOSANSKI) Cestit Bozic i Sretna Nova godina
Brazilian: Feliz Natal
Breton: Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat
Bulgarian: Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo

Catalan: Bon Nadal i un Bon Any Nou!
Chile: Feliz Navidad
Chinese: (Cantonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan’Gung Haw Sun
Chinese: (Mandarin) Sheng Dan Kuai Le
Choctaw: Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito
Columbia: Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo
Cornish: Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth
Corsian: Pace e salute
Crazanian: Rot Yikji Dol La Roo
Cree: Mitho Makosi Kesikansi
Croatian: Sretan Bozic
Czech: Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok

Danish: Glædelig Jul
Duri: Christmas-e- Shoma Mobarak
Dutch: Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! or Zalig Kerstfeast

English: Merry Christmas
Eskimo: (inupik) Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!
Esperanto: Gajan Kristnaskon
Estonian: Rõõmsaid Jõulupühi
Ethiopian: (Amharic) Melkin Yelidet Beaal

Faeroese: Gledhilig jol og eydnurikt nyggjar!
Farsi: Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad
Finnish: Hyvaa joulua
Flemish: Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar
French: Joyeux Noel
Frisian: Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier!

Galician: Bo Nada
Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr!
German: Fröhliche Weihnachten
Greek: Kala Christouyenna!

Haiti: (Creole) Jwaye Nowel or to Jesus Edo Bri’cho o Rish D’Shato Brichto
Hausa: Barka da Kirsimatikuma Barka da Sabuwar Shekara!
Hawaiian: Mele Kalikimaka
Hebrew: Mo’adim Lesimkha. Chena tova
Hindi: Shub Naya Baras (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
Hungarian: Boldog Karácsonyt

Icelandic: Gledileg Jol
Indonesian: Selamat Hari Natal
Iraqi: Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
Irish: Nollaig Shona Dhuit, or Nodlaig mhaith chugnat
Iroquois: Ojenyunyat Sungwiyadeson honungradon nagwutut. Ojenyunyat osrasay.
Italian: Buone Feste Natalizie

Japanese: Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
Jiberish: Mithag Crithagsigathmithags

Korean: Sung Tan Chuk Ha
Kurdish: Serî sallî nwê pîroz

Lao: souksan van Christmas
Latin: Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!
Latvian: Prieci’gus Ziemsve’tkus un Laimi’gu Jauno Gadu!
Lausitzian:Wjesole hody a strowe nowe leto
Lettish: Priecigus Ziemassvetkus
Lithuanian: Linksmu Kaledu
Low Saxon: Heughliche Winachten un ‘n moi Nijaar
Luxembourgish: Schèine Chreschtdaag an e gudde Rutsch

Macedonian: Sreken Bozhik
Maltese: IL-Milied It-tajjeb
Manx: Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa
Maori: Meri Kirihimete
Marathi: Shub Naya Varsh (good New Year not Merry Christmas)

Navajo: Merry Keshmish
Norwegian: God Jul, or Gledelig Jul

Occitan: Pulit nadal e bona annado

Papiamento: Bon Pasco 
Papua New Guinea: Bikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas na Nupela yia i go long yu
Pennsylvania German: En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr!
Peru: Feliz Navidad y un Venturoso Año Nuevo
Philippines: Maligayang Pasko!
Polish: Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie
Portuguese:Feliz Natal
Pushto: Christmas Aao Ne-way Kaal Mo Mobarak Sha

Rapa-Nui (Easter Island): Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua
Rhetian: Bellas festas da nadal e bun onn
Romanche: (sursilvan dialect): Legreivlas fiastas da Nadal e bien niev onn!
Rumanian: Sarbatori vesele or Craciun fericit
Russian: Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom

Sami: Buorrit Juovllat
Samoan: La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
Sardinian: Bonu nadale e prosperu annu nou
Scots Gaelic: Nollaig Chridheil dhuibh
Serbian: Hristos se rodi.
Singhalese: Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa
Slovak: Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok
Slovene: Vesele Bozicne Praznike Srecno Novo Leto or Vesel Bozic in srecno Novo leto
Spanish: Feliz Navidad
Swedish: God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt År

Tagalog: Maligayamg Pasko. Masaganang Bagong Taon
Tamil: (Tamizh) Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
Trukeese: (Micronesian) Neekiriisimas annim oo iyer seefe feyiyeech!
Thai: Sawadee Pee Mai or souksan wan Christmas
Turkish: Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun

Ukrainian: Z Rizdvom Khrystovym or S rozhdestvom Kristovym
Urdu: Naya Saal Mubarak Ho (good New Year not Merry Christmas)

Vietnamese: Chuc Mung Giang Sinh

Welsh: Nadolig Llawen

Yoruba: E ku odun, e ku iye’dun!

And for a “special” “friend?” this should resonate well with you I hope:

“For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer(or wine or Tequila) . We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.” 
― Charles Bukowski 

it is not the lie but the insult











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