Today’s seasonal Polish phrase is ‘Wesołych Świąt’, which translates in to English as Happy Christmas or Merry Christmas!
A photograph of our Christmas tree at home here in Poland. Wesołych Świąt / Merry Christmas!
Or if you prefer you can say Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia, which also means Happy Christmas or Merry Christmas! If you’re in Poland, you might also hear, Wesołych Świąt i szczęśliwego Nowego Roku, which means Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
An old Polish ‘Wesolych Swiat’ Christmas card. Posted to an address in Koło, near Lodz, in 1919.
How to say Happy Christmas or Merry Christmas in Polish
A vintage Polish Christmas card. Text reads ‘Wesołych Świąt’. Posted from Poznan, Poland, in 1920.
Are you perhaps wondering how to wish someone a Merry Christmas in Polish?
Well, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s how:
Merry Christmas / Happy Christmas = Wesołych Świąt
An English speaker might pronounce the phrase something like this:
‘vess-oh wikh shvee-ont’.
Listen to me (a female native speaker of Polish) speaking the phrase by clicking here.
A traditional Polish Christmas Card. This card was mailed to my Grandmother in the late 1960s.
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A traditional Christmas card from Poland.
Wesołych Świąt i szczęśliwego Nowego Roku! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!