How to wish you merry Christmas and a happy new year in Italian

With the festive season fast approaching, you will no doubt have parties and functions to attend. If you will be spending the season in Italy, or if you will be socializing with Italians, then you will need to know how to wish someone a Merry Christmas and a happy new year in Italian. So let’s see some Merry Christmas greetings in Italian.

Merry Christmas greetings in Italian

Although Christmas is a very well-known holiday and celebration throughout the western world, it is Italy’s most important celebration of the entire year. Most Italians consider themselves to be Christian and believe that this holy is highly significant and very special. It is therefore a great idea to learn some Italian Christmas vocabulary and discover how to say Happy Christmas in Italian.


Below are some useful phrases that will teach you how to wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in Italian this season:

  • Buon Natale (Merry Christmas)
  • Buone feste (Happy Holidays)
  • Ti auguro un Natale pieno di felicità e amore (I wish you a Christmas full of joy and love)
  • Auguro a tutti voi un sereno Natale (I wish you all a Merry Christmas)
  • Buon Natale a te e alla tua famiglia (I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas)
  • Buon Anno or Felice Anno Nuovo (Happy New Year)
  • I miei migliori auguri per il nuovo anno (Best wishes for the new year)

These are all, more or less, merry Christmas translations and can be used however you feel is more appropriate.

Merry Christmas in Italian

We recommend learning these phrases as soon as possible because Italians begin preparing for Christmas several weeks before the 25th of December!

During the first week of Christmas, they decorate their homes, as well as a Christmas tree with treasured ornaments. To really get into the Christmas spirit, Italians will sing Christmas songs and shop at special, Christmas markets. Click here to learn some Italian Christmas songs. In addition, it is very common for many Italian households to celebrate by having a delicious, traditional meal on Christmas Eve.

One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is to learn a new language. If you are just starting out, these Merry Christmas greetings in Italian are a great way to begin your Italian language journey. We can assist you further with a series of Italian lessons taught by native and qualified tutors. If you want to receive more information, contact us and we will be very happy to help you learn Italian.

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