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How to Say 'Merry Christmas' in Greek

Spreading love and joy during the holiday season help make Christmas such a special time around the world. Learning to wish Greek speakers Merry Christmas in their native language can be a fun, enriching experience that helps you connect with others and spread joy while being inclusive and celebrating the diversity of Christmas!


The direct translation would be Καλά Χριστούγεννα (Kalá Xristoúgenna). This is pronounced Kuh-luh Hrees-too-yeh-uh. If you need more help pronouncing it, try listening to this short video. The -γεννα part of the word refers to birth and the Χριστου means 'of Christ.'



Another common holiday greeting that's similar to 'Happy Holidays' is Καλές Γιορτές (Kalés Giortés! This is pronounced Kuh-less Your-tess. You might use this greeting when referring to the entire holiday season/festive period.


Greeks celebrate Christmas with various traditions and festivities, and sharing holiday greetings in their language can be a warm and friendly gesture.


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