One of the best things about the end of the year are the partiess, celebrations and gatherings with friends and family. Christmas and the New Year celebration unite all citizens of the world and creates a widespread climate of joy and happiness.
No matter how far away our loved ones, might beit is always important to find a way to send them our greetings of peace, love, happiness, and prosperity.
No matter if the other person is high in the mountains in the dead of winter or enjoying the sun on a beach paradise, Christmas greetings always make everyone feel loved, remembered, and appreciated.
These two holidays are celebrated in nearly every country around the world. To cross borders and cultures alike, it seemed like a good idea to share examples of year-end greetings in different languages to make our good intentions known to all our friends and family who are far away. Do you know how they say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in other languages?
Here are some examples:
Afrikaans – Geseende Kerfees’ n gelukkige nuwe jaar
German – Fröhliche Weihnachten und ein Neues Jahr glückliches!
Portuguese – Feliz Natal! Feliz Ano Novo!
Chinese – 圣诞节 快乐
Slovenian – Srecen Bozic
Arabic (Egypt) - Colo sana wintom tiebeen
Esperanto – Gajan Kristnaskon & Bonan Novjaron
Spanish (Spain) – Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo
French – Joyeux Noel et Bonne Année!
Greece – Kala Christougenna Ki’eftihismenos O Kenourios Chronos
Indonesian - Selamat Hari Natal & Selamat Tahun Baru
Italian – Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo
Latin – Pax hominibus bonae voluntatis
Maori – Meri Kirihimete
Russia - Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva i s Novim Godom
Thai – Sawadee Pee Mai
Turkey - Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Happy Holidays to all!