September 29, 2021 2 min read1 Comment
We’ve talked about the way Polish people celebrate Wigilia (Christmas Eve in Polish) and how it plays an important part in the season's celebrations. And now, we’re gonna talk Christmas in Polish!
Do note that when translating Merry Christmas English to Polish, you might come across sentences that are not suited for all occasions.
So, to start things off safe:
Just as you would use Merry Christmas - you could say Wesołych Świąt (literal translation being Happy Holidays in Polish) to all people a few days prior to Christmas Eve and on the first days of Christmas.
To go into more details and give you the answer on how to write Merry Christmas in Polish and say it also:
It’s also good to know that:
Santa Claus in Poland comes on the night of Christmas Eve and gives presents under Choinka (Christmas Tree in Polish). Now, if you are afraid your Santa is running late, and you’re wondering how to say Santa Claus in Polish so that you can call him up, just practice:
Just like in English Santa Claus is just called Santa, in Polish you could use simply Mikołaj, which is also a common male name.
But what if you just found yourself celebrating New Years (Sylwester in Polish) surrounded by Poles, and all you want is to learn how to say Happy New Year in Polish? After all, you wouldn’t want to miss a Polish party!
In such occasions, simply say: Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!
Polish language may not be the easiest one on Earth. Knowing how to say Merry Christmas in Polish and how to spell Merry Christmas in Polish, plus all its variations will make you more confident during winter times. Hope we’ve helped you with that! And if you’d like to learn all this in the form of a song - listen to the song called Santa Claus Must Be Polish by Bobby Vinton which will put you right into the Holiday mood!
Now, do you think Santa Claus needs to stock up on his presents for Polish Wigilia? If so, give him a link to our shop - he’ll surely find some cool things to wrap up!
Check out this video by our friend Pawel!
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Frank P. Polanowski
December 27, 2022
I wish I knew more Polish! I’m a second generation Polander, with a surname “Polanowski” that speaks volumes about my heritage!