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Christmas Ornaments From Around the World & Accompanying Traditions

The holiday season is celebrated all around the world and indeed with Christmas ornaments from around the world. Many countries and cultures have different and unique CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS. One of the ways in which we can share with friends and family around the globe is to properly greet them for the holidays.

A Handful of Countries & Christmas Ornaments From Around the World

In China they decorate with delicate paper lanterns hanging from trees. In Germany children search for a special ornament that Santa has hidden on the tree. Australians decorate for Christmas with Eucalyptus leaves and seashells adorning their tree. Russians celebrate Father Frost with decorations of snowflakes. Ukrainian's follow a tradition of trimming their tree with spiders and spider webs. In Norway young ladies traditionally wear wreaths adorned with candles on their heads. The Irish decorate with a candle in the window of their home. Common to almost all Christmas ornaments from around the world is the nativity scene and is especially predominate in European Christmas traditions. In Greece many homes decorate a ship with Christmas lights. A Yule log decorated with candles and greenery is used as a decorative focal point of homes in France. Regardless of where in the world you celebrate Christmas, there is an abundant array of Christmas ornaments from around the world and a variety of decorating techniques used for the holidays.

Below is a list of how to extend your best wishes to people in foreign countries:

Albanian
Gezur Krislinjden
Arabic
Milad Majid
Argentine
Feliz Navidad Y Un Prospero Ano Nuevo
Armenian
Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand
Bohemian
Vesele Vanoce
Brazilian
Feliz Natal e Prospero Ano Novo
Bulgarian
Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo
Chile
Feliz Navidad
China (Cantonese)
Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun Sing Dan Fai Lok
China (Mandarin)
Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan Sheng Dan Kuai Le
Croatian
Sretan Bozic Иestit Boiж i sretna Nova godina
Czech
Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
Danish
Gledlig jul og godt Nytt Aar
Dutch
Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
Dutch (Netherlands)
Prettig Kerstfeest
English
Merry Christmas
Eskimo
(inupik) Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!
Filipinos
Maligayang Pasko
Finnish
Hauskaa Joulua Hyvдд joulua ja Onnellista uutta vuotta
French
Joyeux Noлl et heureuse annйe
Gaelic-Irish
Nolag mhaith Dhuit Agus Bliain Nua Fe Mhaise
Gaelic-Scot
Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ur
German
Frohe Weihnachten und ein glьckliches neues Jahr
Greek
Kala Khristougena kai Eftikhes to Neon Ethos
Haiti (Creole
Jwaye Nowel
Hawaiian
Mele Kalikimake me ka Hauloi Makahiki hou
Hebrew
Mo'adim Lesimkha
Hindi
Shubh Christmas
Hungarian
Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket
Icelandic
Gledileg jol og farsaelt komandi ar Gledlig jol og Nyar
Indonesia
Selamat Hari Natal Selamah Tahun Baru
Iraqi
Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
Irish
Nodlaig mhaith chugnat Italian - Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo
Japanese
Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
Korean
Chuk Sung Tan Latin - Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!
Lithuanian
Linksmu Kaledu
Macedonian
Sreken Bozhik
Maltese
Il-Milied It-tajjeb
Navajo
Merry Keshmish
Norwegian
God Jul Og Godt Nytt Aar
Papua New Guinea
Bikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas na Nupela yia i go long yu
Peru
Feliz Navidad y un Venturoso Aсo Nuevo
Philippines
Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon
Polish
Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia i szczesliwego Nowego Roku
Portuguese
Feliz Natal e propero Ano Novo
Romanian
Sarbatori Fericite. La Multi Ani
Russian
S prazdnikom Rozdestva Hristova i s Novim Godom
Samoan
La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
Serbian
Hristos se rodi
Serb-Croatian
Sretam Bozic. Vesela Nova Godina
Slovakian
Sretan Bozic or Vesele vianoce
Spanish
Feliz Navidad y prospero Aсo Nuevo
Swedish
God Jul Och Gott Nytt Еr
Thai
Sawadee Pee Mai or souksan wan Christmas
Turkish
Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Ukrainian
Srozhdestvom Kristovym
Vietnamese
Mung Le Giang Sinh. Cung Chuc Tan Nien
Welsh
Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
Yugoslavian
Cestitamo Bozic
Written by Dianne Weller
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