How to say “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”

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Afrikaans

Geseënde Kersfees en 'n gelukkige nuwe jaar

Geseënde Kersfees en 'n voorspoedige Nuwe jaar

Akeanon

Maayad-ayad nga Paskwa

Mahigugmaon nga Bag-ong Dag-on kinyo tanan!

Albanian

Gëzuar Krishtlindjet e Vitin e Ri

Aleut

Kamgan Ukudigaa

Alsatian

E güeti Wïnâchte un e gleckichs Nej Johr

Amharic

መልካም ገና

(Merry Christmas)

Melkam Gena

celebrated on 7th January

መልካም አዲስ አመት

(Happy New Year)

Melkam Addis Amet

celebrated on 11th September

Apache Western

Gozhqq Keshmish

(Merry Christmas)

Arabic (Modern Standard)

أجمل التهاني بمناسبة الميلاد و حلول السنة الجديدة

ajmil at-tihānī bimunāsabah al-mīlād wa ḥilūl as-sanah al-jadīdah

Armenian (Eastern)

Շնորհավոր Ամանոր և Սուրբ Ծնունդ

Shnorhavor Amanor yev Surb Tznund

Armenian (Western)

Շնորհաւոր Նոր Տարի եւ Սուրբ Ծնունդ

Shnorhavor Nor Daree yev Soorp Dzuhnoont

Բարի կաղանդ և ամանոր

Paree gaghant yev amanor

Aromanian

Cãrciun hãrios shi ti multsã-anji Anlu Nàù!

Asturian

Bones Navidaes y Gayoleru añu nuevu!

Aymara

Sooma Nawira-ra

Azerbaijani

Yeni Iliniz Mübarək

Təzə iliniz yaxşı olsun

(Happy New Year)

Basque

Zorionak eta urte berri on

Belarusian

З Божым нараджэннем

(Merry Christmas)

Z Božym naradženniem

Шчаслівых Калядаў

(Merry Christmas)

Ščaslivych Kaliadaŭ

З Новым годам

(Happy New Year)

Z Novym hodam

Bengali

শুভ বড়দিন

shubho bôṛodin

শুভ নববর্ষ

shubho nôbobôrsho

Bhojpuri

शुभ क्रिसमस और शुभ नव वर्ष

subh krismas auur subh nav varsh

Bikol

Maogmang Pasko

Mamura-way na Ba-gong Taon sa indo gabos

Blackfoot

ᖱᒣᖳᒐᒉᑊᖿᒪᔪᖱᖽᐧᒡᒧᐧᖾᒍ

i'taamomahkatoyiiksistsikomi

Bosnian

Sretan Bozic i sretna nova godina

Breton

Nedeleg laouen ha bloavezh mat

Bulgarian

Честита Коледа

Čestita Koleda

Весела Коледа

Vesela Koleda

Щастлива Нова Година

Štastliva Nova Godina

Catalan

Bon Nadal i feliç any nou

Cebuano

Maayong Pasko

Mabungahong Bag-ong Tuig kaninyong tanan

Chamorro

Felis Nåbidåt yan Magof na Åñu Nuebu

Felis Påsgua yan Magof na Åñu Nuebu

Cherokee

ᏓᏂᏍᏔᏲᎯᎲ

(Merry Christmas)

Danistayohihv

ᎠᎵᎮᎵᏍᏗ ᎢᏤ ᎤᏕᏘᏴᎠᏌᏗᏒ

(Happy New Year)

Aliheli'sdi Itse Udetiyvasadisv

Cheyenne

Hoesenestotse

(Merry Christmas)

Aa'eEmona'e

(Happy New Year)

Chinese (Cantonese)

聖誕節同新年快樂

singdaanjit tùhng sànnìhn faailohk

恭喜發財

(Happy New Year)

gùng héi faat chōi

used at Chinese New Year

Chinese (Chaozhou)

圣诞快乐

siandang kuailak

新年快乐

singnin kuailak

Chinese (Hakka)

聖誕節快樂, 新年快樂

Shèngdàn jié kuàilè, xīnnián kuàilè

恭喜發財

(Happy New Year)

Gōngxǐ fācái

used at Chinese New Year

Chinese (Mandarin)

聖誕快樂, 新年快樂

shèngdàn kuàilè xīnnián kuàilè

恭喜發財

(Happy New Year)

gōngxǐ fācái

lit. "good fortune"; used at Chinese New Year

Chinese (Shanghainese)

圣诞节快乐

sendaijiq kualoq

新年快乐

sinni kualoq

Chinese (Taiwanese)

聖誕節快樂

(Merry Christmas)

Sèng-tàn-chiat Khòai-lo̍k

新年出頭天

(Happy New Year)

Sin-nî Chhut-thâu-thiⁿ

Choctaw

Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito

Comanche

Tsaa Nu̶u̶sukatu̶̲ Waa Himaru̶

Cornish

Nadelik Lowen ha Blydhen Nowydh Da

Nadelik Looan ha Looan Blethen Noweth

Nadelack looan ha looan blethan noueth

Cree

ᒥᑐ ᒪᑯᓯ ᑫᓯᑲᓐᓯ

Mitho Makosi Kesikansi

Creek

Afvcke Nettvcakorakko

Croatian

Sretan Božić

Sretna Nova godina

(Happy New Year)

Czech

Veselé vánoce a šťastný nový rok

Danish

Glædelig jul og godt nytår

Dutch

Prettige kerstdagen en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar

Zalig kerstfeest en Gelukkig Nieuwjaar

Esperanto

Ĝojan Kristnaskon kaj feliĉan novan jaron

Bonan Kristnaskon kaj feliĉan novan jaron

Estonian

Rõõmsaid Jõule ja Head Uut Aastat

Häid Jõule ja Head Uut Aastat

Faroese

Gleðilig Jól og eydnuríkt nýggjár

(Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!)

Gleðilig Jól og gott nýggjár

(Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!)

formal

Gleiðilig jól og eitt av harranum signað nýggjár

(Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!)

Fijian

Me Nomuni na marau ni siga ni sucu kei na tawase ni yabaki vou

Filipino

Maligayang pasko at manigong bagong taon

Finnish

Hyvää joulua ja onnellista uutta vuotta

Flemish

Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar

French

Joyeux Noël et bonne année

Frisian

Noflike Krystdagen en folle lok en seine

Friulan

Bon Nadâl e Biel An Gnûv!

Galician

Bo Nadal e próspero aninovo

Georgian

გილოცავთ შობა-ახალ წელს

gilocavth shoba-akhal c’els

formal

გილოცავ შობა-ახალ წელს

gilocav shoba-akhal c’els

informal

German

Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr

German (Bavarian)

Froue Weihnåcht'n, und a guad's nei's Joah

German (Hessian)

Frohe Weihnachte unn ein gudes neus Jahr

German (Pennsylvanian)

En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr

German (Swiss)

Schöni Fäschttäg und en guete Rutsch ins neue Johr

Schöni Wiehnachte und es guets Neus

Schöni Wiänachtä, äs guets Nöis

Greek

Καλά Χριστούγεννα

Kalá hristúyenna

Ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Έτος

Eftyhisméno to Néo Étos!

Καλή χρονιά

Kalí hroñá

Greenlandic

Juullimi Ukiortaassamilu Pilluarit

Juullimi Ukiortaassamilu Pilluaritsi

Guinea-Bissau Creole

Bom Natal ku boas entradas, pa ano entrano diritu

Gujarati

સાલ મુબારક

sāl mūbārak

Hausa

barka da Kirsimatikuma barka da sabuwar shekara

Hawaiian

Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou

Hebrew

חג מולד שמח ושנה אזרחית טובה

Chag molad same'ach ve'shana ezrachit tova

lit. "Merry Christmas and Happy Civilian New Year" (as opposed to the Jewish New Year)

Hiligaynon

Malipayon nga Paskwa

Mahamungayaon nga Bag-ong Tuig sa inyong tanan

Hindi

शुभ क्रिसमस

Śubh krisamas

नये साल की हार्दिक शुभकामनायें

Naye sāl kī hārdik śubhkāmnayeṅ

Hungarian

Kellemes karácsonyt és boldog új évet

Icelandic

Gleðileg jól og farsælt komandi ár

(... coming year)

Gleðileg jól og farsælt nýtt ár

(... new year)

Ido

Joyoza Kristonasko e Felica Nova Yaro

Ilokano

Naragsak a Paskua

Narang-ay a Baro a Tawen kadakayo amin

Indonesian

Selamat hari natal dan tahun baru

Inonhan

Malipayon nga Paskwa kag Masadya nga Bag-ong Tuig sa inyo tanan

Inuktitut

ᑯᕕᐊᓇᒃ ᐃᓄᕕᐊ

(Merry Christmas)

Kuvianak Inovia

Inuktitut (East)

ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᒻᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒋᑦ

Quviasummi Quviasugitsi

ᖁᕕᐊᓱᕝᕕᓯᐅᑦᓯᐊᕆᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕿᑎᙳᒪᕆᒃ

Quviasuvvisiutsiarit ammalu Qitinngumarik!

Inuktitut (West)

ᖁᕕᐊᓇᖅ ᕿᑦᓯᕐᕕᒃ

Quvianaq Qitchirvik

ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒋᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᖕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᖅ ᐅᑭᐅᐊᖅ ᓄᑖᖅ ᑎᑭᖕᒥᕗᖅ

Quviahugitsi Quviahugvingmi amma Quvianaq Ukiuaq Nutaaq Tikingmivuq

Inupiatun

Annaurri Aniruq-lu Paglaun Ukiutchiaq

Quvianaq Agaayuniqpak-lu Paglaun Ukiutchiaq

Nayaangmik Piqagiñ-lu Paglaun Ukiutchiaq

Irish Gaelic

Nollaig shona duit

Happy Christmas to you

Beannachtaí na Nollag

Christmas Greetings

Beannachtaí an tSéasúir

Season's Greetings

Athbhliain faoi mhaise duit

Prosperous New Year

Bliain úr faoi shéan is faoi mhaise dui

Happy New Year to you

Italian

Buon Natale e felice anno nuovo

Iñupiaq

Quvianagli Anaiyyuniqpaliqsi suli Nakuuluni Ukiutqiutiqsi

Japanese

メリークリスマス

(Merry Christmas)

Merī kurisumasu

新年おめでとうございます

(Happy New Year)

Shin'nen omedetōgozaimasu

in the old year

明けましておめでとうございます

(Happy New Year)

Akemashite omedetōgozaimasu

in the new year

旧年中大変お世話になりました

(Thank you very much, old year)

Kyū nenjū taihen osewa ni narimashita

in the old year

本年もよろしくお願いいたします

(Thank you again this year)

Hon'nen mo yoroshiku onegai itashimasu

in the new year

Javanese

Sugeng Riyạyạ Natal lan Warsạ Énggal

Sugeng Natal lan Sugeng Warso Enggal

Slamet Natal lan Taun Anyar

Jèrriais

Bouan Noué et Bouonne année

Jouaiyeux Noué et Bouonne année

Un Bouan Noué et lé Nouvel An

Kapampangan

Masayang Pasku

Masaplalang Bayung Banwa keko ngan

Kazakh

Жаңа жыл құтты болсын

(Happy New Year)

informal

Жаңа жылыңыз құтты болсын

(Happy New Year)

formal

Kinyarwanda

Noheri nziza n'umwaka mushya muhire

Kirghiz

Жаратканнын туысымен Жана Жылыныз кутты болсын

Klingon

Tlh-1

QISmaS DatIvjaj 'ej DIS chu' DatIvjaj

singular

Tlh-2

QISmaS botIvjaj 'ej DIS chu' botIvjaj

plural

Tlh-3

toDwI'ma' qoS yItIvqu'

lit. "Our-savior's birthday you-enjoy!"

Korean

즐거운 성탄절 보내시고 새해 복 많이 받으세요

Kurdish Kurmanji

Kirîsmes u ser sala we pîroz be

Kurdish Sorani

Kirîsmes u salî nwêtan lê pîroz bê

Ladino

Noel alegre i felis anyo muevo

Lao

Souksan van Christmas

Sabai dee pee mai

Latin

Natale hilare et annum faustum

Latvian

Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus un laimīgu Jauno gadu

Lithuanian

Linksmų Kalėdų ir laimingų Naujųjų Metų

Luganda

Mbagaliza Christmass Enungi Nomwaka Omugya Gubaberere Gwamirembe

Luxembourgish

E schéine Chrëschtdag an e glécklecht neit Joer

Schéi Feierdeeg an e glécklecht neit Joer

Schéi Chrëschtdeeg an e gudde Rutsch an d'neit Joer

Macedonian

Христос се роди!

(Christ is born!)

Hristoc se rodi!

Среќен Божик и среќна Нова година

(Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!)

Sreken Božik i srekna Nova godina

Malagasy

Mirary noely sambatra

Arahabaina tratrin'ny taona vaovao

Malay

Selamat Hari Natal Christmas

Selamat Tahun Baru New Year

Malayalam

പുഥുവല്സര ആശംസകല്

(Merry Christmas)

puthuvalsara aashamsakal

ക്രിസ്തുമസ് ആശംസകല്

(Merry Christmas)

kariistumasu aashamsakal

നവവല്സര ആശംസകല്

(Happy New Year)

nava-valsara aashamsakal

Maltese

Il-Milied Ħieni u s-Sena t-Tajba

Awguri għas-sena l-ġdida Happy New Year

Manx

Nollick Ghennal as Blein Vie Noa

Marathi

शुभ नाताळ

Śubh Nātāḷ

नवीन वर्षच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा

Navīn varṣacyā hārdik śubhecchā

Mongolian

Танд зул сарын баярын болон шинэ жилийн мэндийг хүргэе

Tand zul sariin bayriin bolon shine jiliin mendiig hurgey

Māori

Meri Kirihimete me ngā mihi o te tau hou ki a koutou katoa

Ya'at'eeh Keshmish

Nepali

क्रस्मसको शुभकामना तथा नयाँ वर्षको शुभकामना

krismas ko subhakamana tatha nayabarsha ko subhakamana

Norwegian (Bokmål)

God jul og godt nytt år

Norwegian (Nynorsk)

God jol og godt nyttår

Occitan

Polit Nadal e bona annada

Ogoni

Eenyie Mea Krist Ne Eenyie Aagbaa

Old English

Glæd Geol and Gesælig Niw Gear

Pangasinan

Maabig ya Pasko

Maaligwas ya Balon Taon ed sikayon amin

Papiamentu

Bon Pasku i Felis Anja Nobo

Persian

كریسمس مبارک

(Merry Christmas)

kerismas mobārak

سال نو مبارک

(Happy New Year)

sale no mobārak

Polish

Wesołych świąt i szczęśliwego nowego roku

Portuguese

Feliz Natal e próspero ano novo

Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo

Punjabi

ਕਰਿਸਮ ਤੇ ਨਵਾੰ ਸਾਲ ਖੁਸ਼ਿਯਾੰਵਾਲਾ ਹੋਵੇ

karisama te nawāṃ sāla khušayāṃwālā hewe

Quenya

Alassë a Hristomerendë

(Merry Christmas)

lit. "Joyous Feast of Christ"

Alassë a Vinyarië

(Happy New Year)

Rarotongan

Kia orana e kia manuia rava i teia Kiritimeti e te Mataiti Ou

Romanian

Crăciun fericit şi un An Nou Fericit

Romansh (Sursilvan dialect)

Legreivlas fiastas da Nadal ed in bien niev onn

Russian

С наступающим Новым Годом

S nastupayuščim Novym Godom

С Рождеством Христовым

S Roždestvom Khristovym

Samoan

Manuia le Kerisimasi, ma le Tausaga Fou

Scots

A Blythe Yule an a Guid Hogmanay

Merry Christmas an a Guid Hogmanay

Scottish Gaelic

Nollaig chridheil agus bliadhna mhath ùr

Serbian

Христос се роди

(Christ is born)

Hristos se rodi

Ваистину се роди

(Truly, he is born)

Vaistinu se rodi

Срећна Нова Година

(Happy New Year)

Srećna Nova Godina

Sesotho

Keresemese e monate le mahlohonolo a selemo se setjha

Sicilian

Bon Natali e filici annu novu

Boni festi e bon'annu novu

Sindarin

Mereth Veren e-Doled Eruion

(Merry Christmas)

lit. "Joyous Feast of the Coming of the Son of God"

Garo Idhrinn Eden Veren

(Happy New Year)

Sinhala

සුභ නත්තලක්

subha natthalak

සුබ නව වසරක් වේවා

suba tava vasarak

Slovak

Veselé vianoce a Štastný nový rok

Slovenian

Vesel božič in srečno novo leto

Somali

Ciid wanaagsan iyo sanad cusub oo fiican

Spanish

¡Feliz Navidad y próspero año nuevo!

Swahili

Krismasi Njema

(Merry Christmas)

Heri ya krismas

(Merry Christmas)

Heri ya mwaka mpya

(Happy New Year)

Swedish

God jul och gott nytt år

Tagalog

Maligayang Pasko, Manigong bagong taon

Tahitian

Ia orana no te noere

Ia orana i te matahiti api

Tamil

கிறிஸ்துமஸ் மற்றும் இனிய புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்

Christmas matrum puthaandu vaazthukkal

Telugu

సంతోషకరమైన క్రిస్ఠ్మస్

saṅthoashakaramaina kristmas

మరియు నూతన సంవత్సర శుభాకాంక్షలు

mariyu noothana saṅvathsara shubhaakaaṅkshalu

Tetum

Ksolok loron natal nian no Boas entradas

Thai

สุขสันต์วันคริสต์มาส และสวัสดีปีใหม่

sùk săn wan-krít-mâat láe sà-wàt-dee bpee mài

Tibetan

༄༅།།ལོ་གསར་ལ་བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས་ཞུ།

(Happy New Year)

Losar La Tashi Delek

Tigrinya

ርሑስ በዓል ልደት ይግበረልካ

rHus be'al ldet ygberelka

ርሑስ አውደ ዓመት ይግበረልካ

rHus əwed 'amet ygberelka

Tongan

Kilisimasi fiefia mo ha ta'u fo'ou monū'ia

Turkish

İyi Noeller ve Mutlu Yıllar

Yeni yılınız kutlu olsun

(Happy New Year)

Tuscarora

Ujhenetya Kriswen tihsneʔ

Nyu-yaʔáh

Tzotzil

Xmuyubajuk ti avo'one ti ta k'ine xchu'uk ti ta ach' jabile

Ukrainian

Веселого Різдва і з Новим Роком

Veseloho Rizdva i z Novym Rokom

Urdu

کرسمس

(Merry Christmas)

krismas mubarak

نیا سال مبارک ہو

(Happy New Year)

naya sal mubarik hu

Uyghur

يىڭى يىلىڭىزغا مۇبارەك بولسۇن

(Merry Christmas)

rojistiwa bayrimingizge mubarek bolsun

روجىستىۋا بايرىمىڭىزغا مۇبارەك بولسۇن

(Happy New Year)

yingi yilingizge mubarek bolsun

Uzbek

Yangi yilingiz bilan

Vietnamese

Chúc Giáng Sinh Vui Vẻ và Chúc Năm Mới Tốt Lành

Volapük

Lemotöfazäli yofik e nulayeli läbik

Võro

Hüvvä joulu ja õnnõlikku vahtsõt aastakka

Waray-Waray

Maupay nga Pasko

Mainuswagon nga Bag-ong Tuig ha iyo ngatanan

Welsh

Nadolig llawen a blwyddyn newydd dda

Xhosa

Siniqwenelela Ikrisimesi Emnandi Nonyaka Omtsha Ozele Iintsikelelo

Yiddish

אַ פֿרײליכע ניטל און אַ גוטער נײַער יאָר

A freylikhe nitl un a guter nayer yor

Yorùbá

Ẹ ku Ayọ Keresimesi ati Ọdun Tuntun

Zulu

Ngikufisela uKhisimusi oMuhle noNyaka oMusha oNempumelelo

Note: Christmas is not universally celebrated and there are a number of different dates for Christmas and New Year depending on which calendar is used.

Orthodox Christians, for example, celebrate Christmas on 7th January. This includes speakers of Serbian, Macedonian, Russian, Ethiopian languages such as Amharic, and Christians in Egypt.