How to say Merry Christmas in Chinese

Shèngdàn jié Kuàilè!

What About Other Holidays and Festivals?

To say any of the following in Chinese simply follow this pattern: Festival Name + Kuàilè (快乐, happy)


Christmas Eve
Píng'ān yè (平安夜)
New Year
Yuándàn (元旦)
guāngmíng jié (光明节)
kuān zhā jié (宽扎节)
Chinese Winter Festival
dōngzhì (冬至)
Chinese New Year's Eve
chúxi (除夕)
Chinese New Year (Spring Festival)
chūnjié (春节)

Wang Rong (Emily) is a cofounder of GoEast and writes columns for the GoEast Blog on Chinese language learning, Chinese culture, and life in China as a language specialist. She holds a BA degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language and a MA in Comparative Literature. She has been teaching Chinese to foreigners since 2007 as a tutor and a professor in Universities.

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