Christmas may very well be the most widely celebrated holiday on the planet.
Even many cultures where Christmas is not a religious holiday, its significance and importance are recognized.
It is a holiday that celebrates hope, possibility, and warmth of heart. These are universal human longings.
I thought it would be fun to show you how people in every corner of our planet wish others “Merry Christmas”.
Here’s wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas from The Affirmation Spot.
25 Ways to Say “Merry Christmas”
Arabic -miilaad majiid
Bulgarian – весела коледа (vesela koleda)
Chinese -圣诞快乐 (shèng dàn kuài lè)
Czech – veselé Vánoce
Dutch – Vrolijke Kerstmis
French -Joyeux Noël
German -Frohe Weihnachten
Greek – Χαρούμενα Χριστούγεννα
Hawaiian -mele Kalikimaka
Hebrew – christmas sameakh
Hindi – क्रिसमस मुबारक (Krismas ki subhkamna)
Hungarian – boldog Karácsonyt
Indonesian – selamat Natal
Irish Gaelic – Nollaig shona
Italian -Buon Natale
Japanese – メリークリスマス (meri kurisumasu)
Korean -즐거운 성탄 (seun-tan chu-ka-hae-yo)
Persian – krissmas khojaste
Polish – Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia
Portuguese – Feliz Natal
Russian – С Рождеством Христовым (S rojdestvom Kristovom)
Spanish – Feliz Navidad
Swahili – Krismasi Njema
Swedish – god jul
Turkish – Noeliniz kutlu olsun
Where ever you are whoever you are – Merry Christmas to you. And may the meaning and spirit of this day, translate into our global interactions with each other in the coming year. We share a common destiny and we are all creating it – individually and collectively – each and every day.