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How to say Merry Christmas in Different Languages

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People from around the world start waiting for Christmas and new year holidays from the start of the winter. It is time to relax, plan for vacations and celebrate and cherish Christmas with your family and friends. In this era of globalization, people living in the world speak around 7,100 languages. Family and friends feel happy if you wish them, Merry Christmas in the language that they understand.

Christmas is a time of celebration. People from around the world celebrate Christmas on 25th Dec. Even if they are not connected to their friends for a long time, they reconnect with them by wishing them Merry Christmas in their native language. Your gesture of greeting can make your friends think that you still care about them. 

Merry Christmas Origin and History

The origin of wishing Merry Christmas to each other is not much clear. It is suspected that an English admiral first used the phrase Merry Christmas in an informal letter dated back in 1699. At the same time, Merry Christmas was used in a non-religious song that says We wish you Merry Christmas. This song is still famous now.

Charles Dickens used the same phrase in their book A Christmas Carol in 1843. In the same era, the first Christmas Card was developed for purchase with the saying Merry Christmas. This greeting hit the heart of people from around the world and became so papular. This commercial card also contains greetings for the holidays.

What is the Meaning of Merry Christmas? 

The word Merry is an alternative to the word happy. It depicts enjoying the holidays. It is mentioned in the classic book of Christmas Carols, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. This greeting gives the message of love, harmony, and well wishes to others despite differences in belief systems. By greeting Merry Christmas to others, you can make connections with strangers. It removes the hatred and anger from the hearts of people and develops new relationships based on humanity. Merry Christmas, the two words have a powerful impact on others. 

Why Some People Say Happy Christmas

In different parts of the world, people greet Merry Christmas with little variations. For instance, in Ireland and Great Britain, people say Happy Christmas instead of Merry Christmas. The Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain also wishes the public the phrase Happy Christmas. This is why this phrase got papular in that part of the world.

The influence of the phrase is not changed because of the word happy. Merry and happiness make the same meaning of love and harmony despite of change in words. In one of the famous poems, A visit from St. Nicholas, the writer used the word Happy Christmas. The word happy has become more intricate than the word merry because of its massive use in lower classes. However, the royal families also greet the public with the phrase Happy Christmas.  

Christmas Season 

The preparation for the Christmas season starts with the arrival of winter. The people decorate their homes. They install Christmas trees with lights, hang advent wreaths, and create a scene that shows the birth of Jesus Christ. Santa Claus comes to houses to give candies to children. The families and friends visit Churches for prayers and have lunch or dinner together. The retailers offer sales to the customers. They look for ways that how to satisfy the customer's requirements during Christmas break. When people are enjoying the Christmas holidays, retailers are giving attention to detail in their business to reap profits. Greeting Merry Christmas to business partners and customers is a very good way of developing long-term relationships. Whether it is the traditional Christmas cards or sending email greetings, it is a part of many global companies' marketing strategies.

Christmas Cards and Greetings   

Greetings show well wishes without any other motives. If you send a traditional Christmas card than an email then it is more noticed as compared to an email that is often found in trash folders. Traditional greeting cards are regarded more if they are hand-written and signed. Christmas greeting cards and emails create a long-lasting relationship between the sender and receiver. These cards and emails thank the consumers for their business with them for the entire year. Moreover, they expect that they will bring more business to them in the coming year. With Christmas greetings, companies also wish the customer a prosperous new year ahead.

In the business world, sending Christmas greetings is regarded as a professional marketing tool that cultivates casual contact with business stakeholders and customers. To get the most out of your Christmas greetings and to stand out from your competitors, it is suggested to send the greetings in their native language or a multilingual format.

Wishing Merry Christmas in 100 Languages 

Christian community is spread all around the world. Most European and Western countries follow the Christianity religion. In these countries, Christmas is celebrated with fervor. The countries where Christians are in minority are also given holidays by the government to celebrate Christmas with their communities.

Let's find out how to Greet Merry Christmas in 100 languages.

Albanian Gëzuar Krishtlindja
Aragonese Feliz Nadal
Asturian Feliz navidá
Armenian šnorhavor Surb Cnund
Azerbaijani Xoşbəxt milad
Arabic mīlād majīd
Armenian šnorhavor Surb Cnund
Amharic mälkam gäna
Afrikaans Geseënde kersfees
Akan Afishapa
Alutiiq Nunaniqsaakici Aʀusistuami
Aymara Sooma nawira-ra
Belarusian z Kaljadámi
Basque Eguberri on
Breton Nedeleg laouen
Bengali shubho bôṛodin
Bosnian Srećan Božić, Sretan Božić
Bulgarian Vesela Koleda
Cornish Nadelik Lowen
Catalan Bon Nadal
Czech Veselé Vánoce
Cornish Nadelik Lowen
Corsican Bon Natale è pace è salute
Cebuano Malipayong pasko
Chichewa khrisimasi yabwino
Chinese (Mandarin) Shèngdànjié kuàilè
Danish glædelig jul, god jul
Dutch Vrolijk kerstfeest, prettig kerstfeest
Dari Christmas Mubarak
English Merry Christmas, Happy Christmas
Estonian Häid jõule
Ewe Blunya na wo
Esperanto Ĝojan Kristnaskon
Farsi Christmas MobArak
Finnish Hyvää joulua, Hauskaa joulua
Frisian (West) Noflike krystdagen
French Joyeux Noël
Faroese Gleðilig jól
German Frohe Weihnachten, Fröhliche Weihnachten
Georgian šobas gilocavt
Galician Bo Nadal
Greenlandic Juullimi pilluarit, Juullisiorluarit
Gujrati Anandi Natal or Khushi Natal
Gaelic Nollaig
Greek kalá Christoúgenna
Hebrew Chag Molad Sameach
Hungarian Boldog karácsonyt
Hindi prabhu ka naya din aapko mubarak ho
Icelandic Gleðileg jól
Inuit Quvianagli Anaiyyuniqpaliqsi
Irish Nollaig Shona
Italian Buon Natale
Lithuanian Linksmų Kalėdų
Japanese Meri Kurisumasu
Korean Meri krismas
Kazahk Rojdestvo quttı bolsın
Lithuanian Linksmų Kalėdų
Latvian Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus
Luxembourgish Schéine Chrëschtdag
Latin Felix dies Nativitatis, Natale Hilare
Moksha Roštuva marxta
Maltese il-Milied it-Tajjeb
Marathi Śubh Nātāḷ
Malaysian Malay Selamat Hari Krismas or Selamat Hari Natal
Macedonian Navistina se rodi
Norwegian God jul
Norman Un bouan Noué
Occitan Bon Nadal
Portuguese Feliz Natal
Polish Wesołych Świąt, Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia
Romanian Crăciun Fericit
Russian Vesjólovo Roždestvá, Sčastlívovo Roždestvá
Scottish Gaelic Nollaig Chridhei
Sanskrit Krismasasya shubhkaamnaa
Sardinian Bona Pasca de Nadale
Sindhi Christmas jun wadhayun
Sami (Southern) Buerie jåvle
Sami (Northern) Buorit juovllat
Sami (Lule) Buorre javla
Slovakian Veselé Vianoce
Serbian Hristos se rodi
Swedish God jul
Spanish feliz Navidad
Sorbian (Upper) Wjesołe hody
Sorbian (Lower) Wjasołe gódy
Slovak Veselé Vianoce
Swahili Heri ya Krismasi, Krismasi njema
Sanskrit Krismasasya shubhkaamnaa
Silesian Radosnych Godōw
Slovene Vesel božič
Scottish Gaelic Nollaig Chridheil
Tamil kiṟistumas vāḻttukkaḷ
Thai Suk sarn warn Christmas
Turkish Mutlu Noeller
Urdu Krismas mubarak
Vitnamese Chúc mừng Giáng Sinh
Ukrainian z Rizdvóm
Welsh Nadolig Llawen
Yiddish a freylekhn nitl
Zulu uKhisimusi oMuhle

Wrapping Up

Do you want to wish Merry Christmas to your family and friends and clients from around the world in their native language? Mars Translation is here for you. It can provide translations in 800 language pairs. We can help you send Christmas greetings to your clients in their native languages!

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