Impress your Haitian friends with this traditional Croele greeting for Christmas.
“Jwaye Nwel” is the Haitian Creole phrase that means “Merry Christmas.”
Jwaye Nwel = Merry Christmas
We love Christmas in Haiti. We may not have all the beautiful decorations and presents, but we have family and enjoy the to celebrate. Read more about Christmastime in Haiti.
More Christmas Vocabulary in Creole
- Christmas tree — Sapin
- Santa Claus — Pè nowèl
- Santa hat — Chapo pè nowèl
- Christmas decorations — Ab de nwèl
- Christmas presents — Kado nwèl
- Christmas pageant — Reveyon
The Haitian Creole phrase “Jwaye Nwel” is how you can wish someone merry Christmas. Don’t miss our pronunciation of happy new year (bonn ane).
Happy New Year in Creole
Mwen swete ou pase yon bon nwel epi yon bon ane
I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
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