How to Say “Happy Holidays” in 20 Different Languages!


It’s that most wonderful time of the year when we greet friends and family with glad wishes for a safe and happy holiday season. Since we started traveling, we’ve met friends from all over the world…from Fiji to Alaska to Tokyo to deep Down Under. So we thought it only appropriate to be able to wish each and every one of you a true “Happy Holidays” in your native language. Happy Holidays in different languages sound so beautiful when spoken. Here we go!

How to say “Happy Holidays!” in 20 different languages to share the joy of the season!

Spanish: Felices Fiestas!
French: Joyeuses Fêtes!
Dutch: Prettige Feestdagen!
Italian: Buone Feste!
Fijian: Vanuinui vinaka Me Nomuni!
Hawaiian: Hau’oli Lanui! (pronounced how-oh-lay la-new-ee – always fun to try out at holiday parties!)
Irish: Laethanta saoire sona!
Yiddish: A Freylekhn Yontev!
German: Frohe Feiertage!
Portuguese: Boas Festas!
Indonesian: Selamat Hari Raya!
Japanese: Tanoshii kurisumasu wo!
Maori: Meri Kirihimete!
Korean: 행복 휴일
Turkish: Mutlu Bayramlar!
Mandarin: Jie Ri Yu Kuai!
Thai: Sawadee Pee Mai!
South African: Ii holide eximnandi!
Southern USA: Happy Holidays, Ya’ll!
Australian: Happy Holidays, Mate!

At this magical time year, we all come together in love. Whatever language you speak, holidays you celebrate, or where ever your travels may take you – we would like wish you all a safe and beautiful holiday season! Learning how to say Happy Holidays in different languages is a fun way to make the world a little bit closer. HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!

Favorite Places to Spend Christmas Holidays

how to say Happy Holidays in Different Languages

European Christmas

We asked a few friends what their favorite places to spend the Christmas holidays might be and here’s what they offered. From the magical lights of Tokyo to the Christmas Markets of Germany, you’ll be sure to find something special here!

Christmas in Bruges

A Prague Christmas

A White Christmas in Switzerland

London Christmas Traditions

Tokyo Christmas Lights

Spending Christmas in Switzerland

Christmas Markets in Germany

And in case you just can’t decide…here are 22 Christmas destinations guaranteed to make your holidays spectacular!

Happiest of Holidays!!



How to say Happy Holidays in 20 Different Languages
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How to say Happy Holidays in 20 Different Languages
Share holiday greetings in 20 different languages and take an armchair travel to some of the most beautiful destinations to spend the Christmas holidays. How to say Happy Holidays in Different Languages will start you on your journey!
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Lisa is a traveler, photographer and pharmacist. She and her partner Cheryl MacDonald enjoy sharing inspiration and good health with fellow travelers!


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