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How To Say – Happy Christmas in Irish (VIDEO)

Irish people don’t really have a “white Christmas” since Ireland’s weather is a bit special, but even so, we really get into the holiday spirit and enjoy our traditional Irish Christmas. We like to think that the Happy Christmas in Ireland is a bit different than what you see in other parts of the world and believe it or not, people come to spend the holidays in Ireland with their relatives, despite the lack of snow.

The holiday season and Christmas especially describe a magical time in Ireland when people say thanks to their family and friends by giving them gifts and choosing to spend quality time with them, making the holidays have a real Irish traditional spirit.

We’re very happy to share with you a ‘bitesize’ part of the traditional Irish Christmas and offer the following pronunciation video. If you have any Irish friends or relatives and you want to surprise them this December, why not learn how to wish them a Happy Christmas in Irish with the help of the following pronunciation video.

How To Say – Happy Christmas in Irish (VIDEO)

How to say Happy Christmas in Irish:

Nollaig Shona dhuit!
Happy Christmas! Merry Christmas!

Pronounce it like:
/Null-eg hunna gwitch/

To multiple people

Nollaig Shona dhuit is used when addressing one person, Nollaig Shona dhaoibh /Null-eg hunna gweev/ is used when addressing more than one person.

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2 thoughts on “How To Say – Happy Christmas in Irish (VIDEO)”

  1. These short videos are amazing. I really like how you say the phrase or word and then say it very slowly. It really helps! Thanks you!

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