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    September 29, 2021 2 min read

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    How to say Merry Christmas & Happy New Years In Polish

    What is Merry Christmas in Polish

    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: 

    • Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia (which translates to Merry Christmas Holidays) is something you could say as a formal Polish Christmas greeting or something you could write on your Christmas cards to everyone, from your boss to your best buddy.
    • Wesołych Świąt i Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku (Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in Polish, translated roughly) is what you would say when wanting to unite those two greetings together.
    • Życzymy Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia is We Wish You a Merry Christmas in Polish and can be used when talking on behalf of someone, from one family to another, or from one business to another. 

    It’s also good to know that: 

    • Season’s greetings in Polish are Życzenia Świąteczne, and this is quite a formal way of wishing someone Merry Christmas in Polish. 

    Santa Claus in Polish

    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: 

    • Święty Mikołaj! (Santa Claus in Polish) 

    Just like in English Santa Claus is just called Santa, in Polish you could use simply Mikołaj, which is also a common male name. 

    Happy New Year in Polish

    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! 

    Wesołych Świąt!

    Check out this video by our friend Pawel!


    1 Response

    Frank P. Polanowski
    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!

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