Hi, folks! Today is Christmas Day and we are going to teach you how to say Merry Christmas in Portuguese so that you can wish to all your Brazilian friends a happy holiday. We are also going to study how to say Christmas in Portuguese and vocabulary all about Christmas in Portuguese.

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How to say Merry Christmas in Portuguese?

Christmas is a very important holiday in Brazil, so if you have any Brazilian friends you must know how to say nice words to them about this day! Here are a few suggestions of sentences that you can use to say merry Christmas in Portuguese to your friends and family:

Feliz NatalMerry Christmas
Boas FestasHappy holidays
Um feliz Natal, repleto de amor, amizade e alegria!A merry Christmas full of love, friendship and joy!
Boas festas com muita paz, amor e alegria.Happy holidays with much peace, love and joy.
Feliz Natal e Próspero Ano NovoMerry Christmas and a prosperous new year
Bom Natal e um feliz ano novo!Merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Que todos os seus desejos se realizem!May all your wishes come true!

Saying Merry Christmas example

Want to know more about Christmas in Brazil? Check out our Dica and hear our most famous Christmas song!

Take a look at the dialogue below:

João: Alô, Paula. Estou te ligando para desejar um Feliz Natal para você e toda sua família!Paula: Oi, João! Feliz Natal para você também. Espero que ganhe muitos presentes!

João: Hello, Paula. I’m calling to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!Paula: Hi, João! Merry Christmas for you too. I hope you receive lots of gifts!


Vocabulary about Christmas in Portuguese

Wishing people a merry Christmas in Portuguese is not everything, right? You also need to know specific vocabulary about Christmas in Portuguese if you want to talk to your friends about it. So, check out this vocabulary list we prepared for you and enjoy the Christmas spirit.

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Just have in mind that we don’t have snow and low temperatures in Brazil. And actually, during Christmas the season in Brazil is summer. Can you imagine Santa Claus sweating? hahahahaha

A véspera de NatalChristmas Eve
A ceia de NatalChristmas Eve supper
O espírito natalinoChristmas spirit
O Papai NoelSanta Claus / Father Christmas
A chaminéChimney
A lareiraFireplace
A renaReindeer
O trenóSleigh
Os cânticos natalinosChristmas carols
A decoração de NatalChristmas decoration
Os enfeites de NatalChristmas ornaments 
A árvore de NatalChristmas tree 
As luzes de Natal/ Pisca-piscaChristmas lights 
O presenteGift 
As meiasSocks 
O boneco de neveSnowman
O floco de neveSnowflake 
A velaCandle 
A guirlanda de NatalChristmas wreath 
Os sinosBells 
O biscoito de gengibreGingerbread cookie 
A estrela de BelémThe star of Bethlehem
O presépioNativity scene 
A manjedouraManger 
Os três Reis MagosThe Magi, the Wise Men, the Three Kings
A Missa do GaloMidnight Mass 
O amigo secreto/ o amigo ocultoSecret Santa

How is Christmas celebrated in your country? With snow and winter or with sun and summer?

For you, what’s the best part about Christmas? For me is the food!! And Brazilian Christmas food is the best!

Did you know that at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, in Rio de Janeiro, we have a huge Christmas tree? It’s a big attraction, people love going there to see it.

Well, folks!!…Rio & Learn,  our Portuguese School, wishes you a Feliz Natal and may all your wishes come true!A big kiss from Rio de Janeiro to the whole World!

Click on the links below to see more DicasChristmas in BrazilBrazilian Christmas DinnerHolidays in BrazilCarioca’s New Year