~ Merry Christmas! ~

List of holiday greetings!

Posted on: December 24, 2008

  • Maligayang Pasko– Tagalog for Merry Christmas
  • Happy Holidays – Canada, United States
  • Kales yortes" or "Kala Christouyenna" – Greek for Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas
  • Buon NataleItalian for Happy Christmas
  • Buone FesteItalian for Happy Holidays
  • Feliz NatalPortuguese for Happy Christmas
  • Boas FestasPortuguese and Galician for Happy Holidays
  • Bon NadalCatalan for Happy Christmas
  • Feliz NavidadCastilian lit. "Happy Nativity"
  • Felices FiestasCastilian for Happy Holidays
  • Crăciun Fericit! Romanian for Merry Christmas

  • Season’s Greetings – United Kingdom Christmas cards, not usually spoken
  • Happy Halloween – Canada, United States
  • Trick or Treat – Canada, United States , the combined threat and request for candy of children at each door they visit on Halloween.
  • The sky is blue, the grass is green, may we have our HalloweenScotland
  • A common greeting on Halloween is to make any form of what would be considered a spooky sound or greeting such as Goood Eeeeveniiiing. Often, a goal is to catch someone by surprise, thereby scaring them.
  • Happy Thanksgiving – Canada, United States
  • Happy Turkey, short for Happy Turkey Day – United States (informal), referencing the traditional meal.
  • Merry Christmas – United Kingdom, Australia, United States, The phrase is often immediately followed by and a Happy New Year.
  • Happy Christmas – United Kingdom
  • Merry Xmas – Written English (often informal), referencing the Greek word Χριστος, for Christ.
  • Merry Yuletide, Good Yuletide or Happy Yuletide – English, can generally refer to the period of cultural festivities surrounding Yule, Winter solstice, Christmas and the New Year.
  • Merry Midwinter – English greeting, generally for the period of the winter solstice.
  • God julDanish, Norwegian, Swedish, lit. "Good Yule"
  • Hyvää jouluaFinnish
  • Prettige Kerstdagen en een gelukkig nieuwjaar – Dutch
  • Geseënde Kersfees en ‘n voorspoedige nuwe jaar – Blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year – Afrikaans speaking South Africans
  • Glædelig julDanish
  • Joyous Yule – Usually a Wiccan or Neopagan greeting for the Winter solstice
  • Joyeux NoëlFrance, French Canada, Louisiana, Switzerland
  • Joyeuses Fêtes – French for Happy Holidays used in French Canada
  • Frohe Weihnachten/Fröhliche WeihnachtenGerman for Merry Christmas
  • Mele KalikimakaHawaiian, is preferred over the traditional American "Merry Christmas" in the U.S. state of Hawaii; made popular worldwide by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters in 1950 in song
  • Nollaig Shona DuitIreland, (Irish Language), Gaeilge, lit. "You have a happy Christmas".
  • Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd DdaWales (by Welsh speakers), "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year"
  • S’Rozhdestvom Kristovym! (С Рождеством Христовым!) or, more commonly, simply S Rozhdestvom! for the informal Christmas greeting, while the traditional religious greeting is Khrystos razhdayetsya! (Христос рождается, meaning "Christ is born!") and the traditional response is Slavite! (Cлавите!, meaning "Let us glorify him!"). – Orthodox and Eastern Rite Catholic countries
  • Happy Kwanzaa – English greeting used before Kwanzaa.
  • Wesołych Świąt – Polish greeting used before Christmas (literally ‘Happy Holidays’).
  • Habari GaniSwahili for "What’s the news?" is the daily greeting for each of the seven days of Kwanzaa.
  • Happy Hanukkah or Happy Chanukah – English
  • Chag SameachHebrew for "Joyous festival", used for most Jewish festivals.
  • Gut YontiffYiddish for "good holiday" used for non festival holidays.
  • L’Shanah Tovah – Hebrew, Lit. "a good year". Common greeting during Rosh Hashanah and Days of Awe. It is derived from L’shanah tovah tikatev v’taihatem, lit. "May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year".
  • Have an easy fast – the solemn greeting for Yom Kippur.
  • Happy New Year – often yelled at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve.
  • It’s a Festivus for the rest of us! – often yelled enthusiastically to explain the meaning of the holiday Festivus
  • Milad MajeedArabic for "Merry Christmas" as used in Syria and several other countries
  • Kul ‘am wa enta bi-khairArabic for "May every year find you in good health"
  • Taqabbala Allahu minna wa minkum. – "May God accept from us, and from you."
  • ‘Īd mubārak – "Blessed Eid" is used to greet at the end of Ramadan on Eid ul-Fitr
  • ‘Īd sa‘īd – "Happy Eid"
  • Bayramınız Mübarek OlsunTurkey – "(is a celebration of Ramadan (religious holiday)"
  • Iyi SenelerTurkey – "Happy New Year"
  • Selamat Hari Raya or Salam AidilfitriMalay and Indonesia
  • maaf zahir dan batin – Lit. "Forgive my physical and emotional (wrongdoings)"
  • Bon Carnaval – A French, Creole, or Cajun carnival greeting often used for Mardi Gras.
  • Happy Easter – English
  • Christ is Risen, replied to with He is Risen Indeed – Spoken in various languages, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Eastern Rite Catholic countries – Christos Voskresse! (Христос возкресе) replied to with Vo istina voskresse! (Во истина Воскресе!) – Bulgarian
  • Saehae Bok Mani baduseyoKorean "Happy New Year"
  • Linksmų Šv. Kalėdų ir Naujųjų MetųLithuanian "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year"
  • Gëzuar Krishtëlindjen dhe Vitin e RiAlbanian, "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year"
  • کریسمس مبارکPersian "Merry Christmas"
  • Vrolijk Kerstfeest en Gelukkig NieuwjaarDutch, "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year"
  • С Новым Годом (S Novim Godom)Russian, – Happy New Year Lit. "With a New Year"
  • Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon!! Filipino, greeting for "merry Christmas and Happy New Year"
  • Среќна Нова Година и Божиќни празници, Srekna Nova Godina i Bozikni praznici – Macedonian (Makedonski)
  • Boldog karácsonyt/Kellemes karácsonyi ünnepeket : Merry Christmas/Pleasant Christmas Holidays in Hungarian, Kellemes húsvéti ünnepeket: Pleasant Easter Holidays— in Hungarian( Magyar)
  • gōng xǐ fā cáiChinese (Mandarin), "Congratulations and Prosperity"

xīn nián kuài lèChinese (Mandarin), "Happy New Year".[7]



                    With what language should I say to "Merry and Happy Merry Christmas" to you?

                                                             Kaung Kim Pyar


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