How to say Merry Christmas in all 50 countries in Europe

Merry ChristmasChristmas is just around the corner and as a travellers you must have a lot of friends from many different countries. Why don’t you impress some of them living in Europe by saying “Merry Christmas” in their native or resident language?

Here is a list I’ve made with Christmas greetings covering every one of the 50 countries in Europe. Send a Tweet, drop an e-mail or leave a Facebook message to your European friends and greet them with saying Merry Christmas in different languages:

1. Albania – Gézuar Krishlindjet! (Albanian)

2. Andorra – Bon Nadal (Catalan)

3. Armenia – Shnorhavor Surb Tsnund (Armenian)

4. Austria – Fröhliche Weihnachten (German)

5. Azerbaijan – Milad bayramınız mübarək (Azeri)

6. Belarus – Szczaslivych Kaliadau (Belarusian)

7. Belgium – Vrolijk Kerstfeest (Dutch/ Flemish)

8. Bosnia & Herzegovina – Srećan Božić (Bosnian)

9. Bulgaria – Vesela Koleda (Bulgarian)

10. Croatia – Sretan Božić (Croatian)

11. Cyprus – Kalá Christoúgenna (Greek), Mutlu Noeller (Turkish)

12. Czech Republic – Veselé Vánoce (Czeh)

13. Denmark – Glædelig Jul (Danish)

14. Estonia – Häid Jõule (Estonian)

15. Finland – Hyvää Joulua (Finnish)

16. France – Joyeux Noël (French)

17. Georgia – Gilots’av Shobas (Georgian)

18. Germany – Fröhliche Weihnachten (German)

19. Greece – Kalá Christoúgenna (Greek)

20. Hungary – Boldog Karácsonyt (Hungarian)

21. Iceland – Gledileg Jol (Icelandic)

22. Ireland – Nollaig Shona Dhuit (sing.), Nollaig Shona Daoibh (plural) (Irish)

23. Italy – Buon Natale (Italian)

24. Kosovo – Gézuar Krishlindjet (Albanian)

25. Latvia – Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus (Latvian)

26. Liechtenstein – Fröhliche Weihnachten (German)

27. Lithuania – Linksmų Kalėdų (Lithuanian)

28. Luxembourg – Schéi Krëschtdeeg (Luxemburgish)

29. Macedonia – Sreḱen Božiḱ (Macedonian)

30. Malta – IL-Milied It-tajjeb (Maltese)

31. Moldova – Craciunun Fericit (Moldovian/Romanian)

32. Monaco – Joyeux Noël (French)

33. Montenegro – Hristos se rodi (Serbian)

34. The Netherlands – Vrolijk Kerstfeest (Dutch)

35. Norway – God Jul (Norwegian)

36. Poland – Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie (Polish)

37. Portugal – Feliz Natal (Portuguese)

38. Romania – Crăciun Fericit (Romanian)

39. Russia – Schastlivogo Rozhdestva (Russian)

40. San Marino – Buon Natale (Italian)

41. Serbia – Hristos se rodi (Serbian)

42. Slovakia – Veselé Vianoce (Slovak)

43. Slovenia – Vesel Božič (Slovenian)

44. Spain – Feliz Navidad (Spanish)

45. Sweden – God Jul (Swedish)

46. Switzerland – Joyeux Noël (French), Fröhliche Weihnachten (German)

47. Turkey – Mutlu Noeller (Turkish)

48. Ukraine – Shchaslyvoho Rizdva (Ukrainian)

49. United Kingdom – Merry Christmas (English)

50. Vatican City – Buon Natale (Italian)


*We did a lot of research and asked a lot of friends for the right way to say Merry Christmas in the different countries in Europe but feel free to let us know if you find any mistake! 

And how do you say Merry Christmas in your native language?

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Travel blogger and tourism graduate from Bulgaria, working in the field of Digital Marketing and PR for travel brands.

Latest comments
  • Oh, I love this post! Here’s my insightful additions to it as well:

    25. In Latvian, you actually have to prolong some consonants in a bit exaggerated way, haha. Should be Prieciiiiigus Ziemassveeeetkus. It’s such a funny slow language (but still faster than Estonian!!)

    39. And in Russian we usually say: Schastlivogo Rozhdestva ( [sʧeslivovo], with stressed ‘i’) unless you’re very religious and add ‘Hristovym’ (what you wrote literally means ‘Happy Christ’s Rebirth’, haha – we Russians are not that religious, the majority at least).

  • Love this post! 😀