Christmas Eve Traditions in Germany

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in different languages

While Christmas may not be celebrated in every culture, almost every language has a term for it. Take a look at our list of international well-wishes and impress your family and friends with your linguistic trivia!
Afrikaans – Geseknde Kersfees en ‘n gelukkige nuwe jaar! 
Albanian – Gézuar Krishlindjet Vitin e Ri! 
Amharic – Melkam Yelidet Beaal! 
Arabic – I’D Miilad Said ous Sana Saida! 
Aramaic – Edo bri’cho o rish d’shato brich’to! 
Armenian – Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand! 
Aromunian – Crãciunu hãriosu shi unu anu nãu, bunu! 
Azeri – Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun! 
Bahasa Malaysia – Selamat Hari Natal 
Basque – Zorionak eta Urte Berri On! 
Belorussian – Winshuyu sa Svyatkami i z Novym godam! 
Bengali – Shuvo Baro Din – Shuvo Nabo Barsho! 
Bicolano – Maugmang Capascuhan asin Masaganang Ba gong Taon! 
Bohemian – Vesele Vanoce! 
Brazilien – Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo! 
Breton – Nedeleg laouen na bloav ezh mat! 
Bulgarien – Vesela Koleda i chestita nova godina! 
Catalan – Bon Nadal i un Bon Any Nou! 
Cantonese – Seng Dan Fai Lok, Sang Nian Fai Lok! 
Cebuano – Malipayong Pasko ug Bulahang Bagong Tuig! 
Chamorro – Felis Nabidat! Biba Anu Nueba!
Chinese – Shen tan jie kuai le. Hsin Nien Kuaile! 
Chinese (Cantonese) – Sing Dan Fae Lok. Gung Hai Fat Choi! 
Chinese (Mandarin) – Shen Dan Kuai Le Xin Nian Yu Kuai! 
Choctaw – Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito! 
Cornish – Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth! 
Corsican – Bon Natale e Bon capu d’ annu! 
Cree – Mitho Makosi Kesikansi! 
Creek – Afvcke Nettvcakorakko! 
Croatian – Sretan Bozic! 
Czech – Stastne a vesele vanoce a stastny novy rok! 
Dänisch – Glaedelig Jul og godt nyt aar!
Duri – Christmas-e- Shoma Mobarak! 
Dutch – Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuw Jaar! 
Dutch – Prettige kerstdagen en een gelukkig nieuw jaar! 
Egyptian – Colo sana wintom tiebeen ! 
English – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ! 
Eskimo (inupik) – Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo! 
Esperanto – Felican Kristnaskon kaj Bonan Novjaron! 
Estonian – Rõõmsaid jõulupühi ja head uut aastat! 
Euskera – Zorionak eta Urte Berri On ! 
Faeroese – Gledhilig jol og eydnurikt nyggjar! 
Farsi – Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad! 
Filipinos – 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 in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier! 
Friulian – Bon Nadâl e Bon An Gnûf! 
Gaelic – Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ur! 
Scots Gaelic – Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath yr! 
Galician – Bon Nadal e Bo Ani Novo! 
German – Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches Neues Jahr! 
Greek – Kala Xristouyena kai Eftyhisméno to Néo Étos!
Greenlandic – Juullimi Ukiortaassamilu Pilluarit! 
Hausa – Barka da Kirsimatikuma Barka da Sabuwar Shekara! 
Hawaian – Mele Kalikimaka ame Hauoli Makahiki Hou! 
Hebrew – Mo’adim Lesimkha. Shana Tova! 
Hindi – Shub Naya Baras! 
Hungarian – Boldog karacsonyi uennepeket es boldog ujevet! 
Iban -Selamat Ari Krismas enggau Taun Baru! 
Icelandic – Gledhileg jol og farsflt komandi ar! 
Ilocano – Naimbag a Pascua ken Naragsac nga Baro nga Tawen! 
Indonesian – Selamat Hari Natal dan Selamat Tahun Baru! 
Iraqi – Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah! 
Irish – Nollaig Shona duit! 
Irish Gaelic – Nollaig faoi shean agus faoi shonas duit agus bliain nua faoi mhaise dhuit! 
Italian – Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo! 
Japanese – Meri Kurisumasu soshite Akemashite Omedeto! 
Jèrriais – Bouan Noué et Bouanne Année! 
Kadazan – Kotobian Tadau Do Krimas om Toun Vagu! 
Karelian – Rastawanke Sinun, Uvven Vuvenke Sinun ! 
Korean – Sung Tan Chuk Ha! 
Krio – Appi Krismes en Appi Niu Yaa! 
Kurdish – Seva piroz sahibe u sersala te piroz be! 
Ladin – Bon Nadel y Bon Ann Nuef! 
Lappic – Buorit Juovllat ja Buorre Oddajahki! 
Latin – Natale hilare et Annum Faustum! 
Latvian – Priecigus Ziemsvetkus un Laimigu Jaungadu! 
Lausitzian – Wjesole hody a strowe nowe leto! 
Lithuanian – Linksmu Kaledu! Maltese – Nixtieklek Milied tajjeb u is-sena t-tabja! 
Livian – Riiemlizi Talspividi ja pagin vonno udaigastos! 
Low Saxon – Heughliche Winachten un ‘n moi Nijaar! 
Luganda – Ninakutakia Kristimas Njema na Heri ya Mwaka Mpya
Luxemburgish – Schéi Krëschtdeeg an e Schéint Néi Joer! 
Macedonian -Streken Bozhik! 
Malay – Selamat Hari Natal dan Tahun Baru! 
Malayalam – Puthuvalsara Aashamsakal! 
Maltese – Nixtieklek Milied tajjeb u is-sena t-tabja! 
Mandarin – Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan! 
Manx – Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa! 
Maori – Meri Kirihimete! 
Marathi – Shub Naya Varsh! 
Modern Greek – Kala Christougenna kai evtichismenos o kainourios chronos! 
Mongolian – Zul saryn bolon shine ony mend devshuulye! 
Monogasque – Festusu Natale e Bona ana noeva ! 
Norwegian – God Jul Og Godt Nytt Aar! 
Occitan – Polit nadal e bona annada! 
Oriya – Sukhamaya christmass ebang khusibhara naba barsa! 
Pampamgo – Malugud Pascu at saca Masayang Bayung Banua! 
Papiamento – Bon Pasco y un Feliz Aña Nobo! 
Papua New Guinea -Bikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas na Nupela yia 
i go long yu! 
Pashto – De Christmas akhtar de bakhtawar au newai kal de mubarak sha! 
Pennsylvania German – En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr! 
Polish – Vesowe Boze Narodzenie! 
Polish – Wesolych Swiat i Szczesliwego Nowego Roku! 
Portuguese – Boas Festas e um feliz Ano Novo! 
Punjabi – Nave sal di mubaraka! 
Pushto – Christmas Aao Ne-way Kaal Mo Mobarak Sha! 
Raeto-Ramance – Bella Festas da zNadal ed in Ventiravel Onn Nov! 
Rapa-Nui – Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua! 
Rhetian – Bellas festas da nadal e bun onn! 
Romanche – Legreivlas fiastas da Nadal e bien niev onn! 
Romani (GYPSY) – Bachtalo krecunu Thaj Bachtalo Nevo Bers! 
Romanian – Craciun fericit si un an nou fericit! 
Russian – S nastupaiushchim Novym godom i s Rozhdestvom Khristovym! 
Romanche (sursilvan dialect) – Legreivlas fiastas da Nadal e bien niev onn! 
Sambal – Maligayang Pasko at Masayang Ba-yon Taon! 
Sami – Buorrit Juovllat! 
Samoan – La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou! 
Sranantongoan – Switi Kresneti nanga wan bun Nyunjari
Sardian – Felize Nadale e Bonu Cabuannu! 
Sardinian – Bonu nadale e prosperu annu nou! 
Scots Gaelic – Nollaig chridheil huibh! 
Serbian – Hristos se rodi! 
Sicilian – Bon Natali e Prosperu Annu Novu ! 
Singhalese – Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa! 
Slovakian – Sretan Bozic or Vesele vianoce! 
Slovak – Vesele Vianoce i na zdravie v novom roku! 
Slovene – Vesele bozicne praznike in srecno novo leto! 
Slovenian – Vesele bozicne praznike in srecno novo leto! 
Sorbian – Wjesole hody a strowe Nowe leto! 
Spanish – Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo (gilt für alle lateinamerikanischen spanischsprachigen Länder)! 
Sudanese – Wilujeng Natal Sareng Warsa Enggal! 
Surigaonon – Malipayon na pasko sanan bag-on tuig! 
Swahili – ºKrismas Njema Na Heri Za Mwaka Mpyaº ! 
Swedish – God Jul Och Ett Gott Nytt Ar! 
Tagalog – Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon! 
Tamil – Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal! 
Thai – Suk san wan Christmas! 
Thai – Suk san wan pee mai – Happy New Year! 
Tok Pisin – Meri Krismas & Hepi Nu Yia! 
Tongan – Kilisimasi Fiefia & Ta’u fo’ou monu ia! 
Trukeese (Micronesian) – Neekiriisimas annim oo iyer seefe feyiyeech! 
Trukeese – Neekirissimas annim oo iyer seefe feyiyeech! 
Tswana – Keresemose o monate le masego a ngwaga o montsha! 
Turkish – Noeliniz kutlu olsun ve yeni yilinis kutlu olsun! 
Turkish – Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun! 
Ukrainian – Srozhdestvom Kristovym! 
Ukrainan – Z novym rokom i s rizdvom Hrystovym! 
Ukrainan – Khrystos Rodevsia! 
Urdu – Naya Saal Mubarak Ho! 
Vepsi – Rastvoidenke i Udenke Vodenke! 
Vietnamese – Chuc mung nam moi va Giang Sinh vui ve! 
Waray – Maupay nga Pasko ngan Mainuswagon nga Bago nga Tuig! 
Welsh – Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Da! 
Xhosa – Siniqwenelela Ikrisimesi EmnandI Nonyaka Omtsha Ozele Iintsikelelo Namathamsanqa! 
Yayeya – Krisema! 
Yiddish – Gute Vaynakhtn un a Gut Nay Yor! 
Yoruba – E ku odun, e ku iye’dun! 
Zulu – Sinifesela Ukhisimusi Omuhle Nonyaka Omusha Onempumelelo!
Cover Photo by Anneka
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