The Random Thoughts of a Geek heading for Banbury
The Random Thoughts of a Geek heading for Banbury

Alassëa Hristomerendë! Alassëa Vinyarië!

Or more often written as “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”

  • Cornish: Nadelik Lowen ha Blydhen Nowydh Da
  • Dutch: Prettige kerstdagen en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!
  • French: Joyeux Noël et bonne année
  • Irish (Gaelic): Nollaig shona duit/daoibh (Happy Christmas to you)
    Bliain úr faoi shéan is faoi mhaise duit/daoibh (Happy New Year to you)
  • Klingon: QISmaS DatIvjaj ‘ej DIS chu’ DatIvjaj (sg)
    QISmaS botIvjaj ‘ej DIS chu’ botIvjaj (pl)
  • Latin: Natale hilare et annum faustum
  • Manx: Nollick Ghennal as Blein Vie Noa
  • Quenya: Alassëa Hristomerendë! Alassëa Vinyarië!
  • Scottish Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil
  • Welsh: Nadolig llawen a blwyddyn newydd dad

NB: Christmas is not universally celebrated and there are a number of different dates for Christmas and New Year depending on which calendar is used. Orthodox Christians who use the Julian calendar, for example in Russia and Serbia, celebrate Christmas on 7th January. and the Pagan new year evening is October 31st.

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