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Translation of "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year"

Need to send Christmas wishes or New Year’s greetings to your international customers and contacts? And do you need to ensure your use of greetings adheres to the relevant etiquette – and we’re not just talking about German, English or Swedish – but also in Arabic?

Here you can get – totally free of charge - the translation of ”Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” in 30 different languages, and even a guide to what you can write if Christmas or New Year is not part of that particular country’s culture.

Language Greeting Comment (cultural and formatting)

English

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

 

Danish

Glædelig jul og godt nytår

A literal translation of the English greeting is OK, it is also the standard Christmas greeting in Denmark.

Swedish

God jul och gott nytt år

A literal translation of the English greeting is OK, it is also the standard Christmas greeting in Sweden.

Norwegian

God jul og godt nytt år

A literal translation of the English greeting is OK, it is also the standard Christmas greeting in Norway.

Finnish

Hyvää joulua ja onnellista uutta vuotta

A literal translation of the English greeting is OK, it is also the standard Christmas greeting in Finland.

German

Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr!

A literal translation of the English greeting is OK, it is also the standard Christmas greeting in Germany. And in addition to this, we usually put an exclamation mark (!) at the end.

Dutch

Prettige Kerstdagen en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar

It is literally: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and it is appropriate to send out to any type of person even though Christmas is not the main celebration in Holland - the 24th (Christmas Eve) is not a day off and the only days that are celebrated are the 25th and 26th. The main celebration in December will be Sinterklaas on December 5.

French

Joyeux Noël et bonne année

A literal translation of the English greeting is OK, it is also the standard Christmas greeting in France.

Italian

Auguri di buon Natale e felice Anno Nuovo

A literal translation of the English greeting is OK, it is also the standard Christmas greeting in Italy.

Spanish

Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo

A literal translation of the English greeting is OK, it is also the standard Christmas greeting in Spanish-speaking countries.

Portuguese

Feliz Natal e um Próspero Ano Novo!

A literal translation of the English greeting is OK, it is also the standard Christmas greeting in Portuguese-speaking countries.

Greek

Καλά Χριστούγεννα και Ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Έτος

A literal translation of the English greeting is OK, it is also the standard Christmas greeting in Greece.

Turkish

Yeni Yılınız Kutlu Olsun

In Turkey the Islamic religion is dominant. Therefore we do not celebrate Christmas and a direct translation would not be appropriate. Instead only wish Happy New Year.

Russian

С Рождеством и Новым Годом

Both Christmas and New Year are celebrated in Russia, though most Russians are Orthodox and celebrate Christmas on January 7th. They give each other presents on New Year's Eve and celebrate it with greater importance as it is the first holiday in the season. Another reason is that Christmas could not be celebrated officially during the communist regime.

Polish

Wesołych Świąt i szczęśliwego Nowego Roku

A literal translation of the English greeting is OK, it is also the standard Christmas greeting in Poland. In (traditional and Catholic) Poland, Christmas Eve dinner is the most important celebration of the year.

Bulgarian

Весела Коледа и Честита Нова Година!

Both Christmas and New Year's Eve are celebrated in Bulgaria. A literal translation of the English greeting is OK, it is also the standard Christmas and New Year greeting in Bulgaria. And in addition to this, we usually put an exclamation mark (!) at the end.

Hungarian

Kellemes karácsonyi ünnepeket és boldog új évet!

A literal translation of the English greeting is OK, it is also the standard Christmas greeting in Hungary. In addition to this, we usually put an exclamation mark (!) at the end.

Arabic (1)

مع أطيب الأمنيات بحلول العام الجديد

This serves as Season's Greetings in general. Normally Christmas is not celebrated much in the Middle East, or at least only Christians celebrate it in Middle Eastern countries. The reading direction is from right to left

Arabic (2)

مع أطيب الأمنيات بحلول عيد الميلاد المجيد وكل عام وأنتم بخير

Use this version, if you want to have something special for Christmas you can say this. That serves for both Christmas and Season's Greetings. You can choose what you want to use. Both 1 and 2 are OK. The reading direction is from right to left

Vietnamese

Chúc Giáng Sinh An Lành. Chúc Mừng Năm Mới 2016!

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2016 (in future, you can adjust the year).

Indonesian

Selamat Hari Raya dan Semoga Sukses di Tahun 2016

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2016 (in future, you can adjust the year).

Japanese

年末年始のご挨拶。2016年も良い年をお迎えください。

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2016 (in future, you can adjust the year).

Thai

สวัสดีปีใหม่และขอส่งความสุขต้อนรับปี พ.ศ. ๒๕๕๘

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2016 (in future, you can adjust the year).

Bengali

2016 সালের জন্য অভিনন্দন এবং শুভেচ্ছা

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2016 (in future, you can adjust the year).

Chinese Mandarin

恭贺2016年新年快乐,好运连连!

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2016 (in future, you can adjust the year).

Chinese Cantonese

祝福您2016年新幸福,萬事如意!

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2016 (in future, you can adjust the year).

Hindi

त्योहारों की बधाई एवं वर्ष 2016 के लिए शुभकामनाएं!

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2016 (in future, you can adjust the year).

Urdu

یوم کرسمس مبارک اور سال نو مبارک

Pakistan is a predominately Islamic country. However, around 1.75% are Christians. For the translation of "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" we suggest an accurate translation. The reading direction is from right to left

Korean

즐거운 연말 되시고 2016년 새해 복 많이 받으세요!

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2016 (in future, you can adjust the year).

Tamil

இனிய கிரிஸ்துமஸ் மற்றும் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்

Although Sri Lanka is a mostly Buddhist country (only 7% of people are Christians) Christmas is celebrated as a public holiday by everyone. 

Farsi

سال نو مبارک

"سال نو مبارک" is exactly the same as "happy new year" and also it bears the same concept of "Happy Eid". The reading direction is from right to left

Farsi

عیدتان مبارک

It means Happy Eid (Eid is any celebration in Iran and most other ME countries when some blessed event has happened). New Year is categorised as an Eid in Iran. The reading direction is from right to left

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