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How to say SANTA CLAUS in 50 languages with Europe in a Day!

He’s making a list and will be checking it twice… have you been naughty or nice this year? Santa Claus is coming to town! So let’s learn how to say his name in the 50 languages of Europe in a Day!

Europe’s wealth of cultures means that different characters are said to bring children presents depending on where they live. They also visit throughout the winter, some arriving at the beginning of December while others wait till January.

Some cultures even have more than one individual attributed with bringing gifts (there are 3 in Hungary alone!!) But here are just some of the names that roughly correspond to the character of Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus.

Want to learn how to say Merry Christmas in the 50 languages of Europe in a Day as well? Find out how HERE!

  1. Albanian – Baba Dimri
  2. Arabic – بابا نويل (Baba Nuil)
  3. Armenian –  Ձմեռ Պապ (Jmerr Pap)
  4. Azerbaijani – Şaxta Baba
  5. Basque – Bizarzuri
  6. Belarusian – Дзед Мароз (Dzed Maroz)
  7. Bulgarian – Дядо Коледа (Dyado Koleda)
  8. Catalan – Pare Noel
  9. Croatian – Djed Božićnjak
  10. Czech – Ježíšek
  11. Danish – Julemanden
  12. Dutch – Kerstman
  13. Estonian – Jõuluvana
  14. Faroese – Jólamaður
  15. Finnish – Joulupukki
  16. French – Père Noël
  17. Georgian – თოვლის პაპა (Tovlis Papa)
  18. German – Weihnachtsmann
  19. Greek – Άι Βασίλης (Ái Vasílis)
  20. Greenlandic – Juulimaaq
  21. Hungarian – Mikulás
  22. Icelandic – Jólasveinninn
  23. Irish Gaelic – Daidí na Nollag
  24. Italian – Babbo Natale
  25. Jèrriais – Papa Noué
  26. Latin – Pater Natalis
  27. Latvian – Ziemassvētku Vecītis
  28. Lithuanian – Kalėdų Senelis
  29. Low German – Weihnachtsmann
  30. Luxembourgish – Kleeschen
  31. Macedonian – Дедо Мраз (Dedo Mraz)
  32. Maltese – Santa Klaws
  33. Manx – Noo Niglus
  34. Monégasque – Papà Natale
  35. Northern Sami – Juovlastállu
  36. Norwegian – Julenissen
  37. Polish – Święty Mikołaj
  38. Portuguese – Pai Natal
  39. Romanian – Moș Crăciun
  40. Russian – Дед Мороз (Dyed Maroz)
  41. Scots Gaelic – Bodach na Nollaige
  42. Serbian – Дјед Мраз (Djed Mraz)
  43. Slovak – Mikuláš
  44. Slovene – Božiček
  45. Spanish – Papá Noel
  46. Swedish – Jultomten
  47. Swiss German – Wihnächtsmaa
  48. Turkish – Noel Baba
  49. Ukrainian – Дід Мороз (Did Moroz)
  50. Welsh – Siôn Corn

Author: James Scanlan
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