Christmas in Portugal
If you take your Portuguese course at our school in November or December, you will learn how to wish for a good Christmas in the Camões language. This date is very important for the Portuguese people! Christmas in Portugal is the time of family reunion.
Christmas Eve (December 24) is the date when all the people in the family get together to fraternize. At midnight the Christmas presents are open and this is an especially important time for the children. The following day (December 25), is often the extension of the previous night.
The lunch of the 25th of December is also an important moment in the Christmas of the Portuguese people. At this time of the year, the Portuguese feel closer to each other. People are nicer and more generous. Christmas is definitely a unique time.
If you are in Portugal on this date, and if you want to wish a good Christmas in Portuguese, you should learn and use the following expressions:
“Bom Natal para si e para os seus!” – Merry Christmas to you and your family!
“Festas felizes” – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
“Feliz Natal com muito amor e saúde” – Merry Christmas with a lot of love and good health
“Boas festas com muita paz!” – Merry Christmas and a happy new year with peace
“Feliz Natal e próspero ano novo” – Merry Christmas and a happy new year
“Bom Natal e feliz ano novo!” – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year