Happy Holidays. Merry Christmas.

English: Happy Holidays. Merry Christmas.

French: Joyeuses Fêtes. Joyeux Noël.

It's that time of year, and your pilots and in-charge flight attendants will often make announcements wishing passengers a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. If they do, we should be able to translate it into French as well.

Joyeux, Joyeuse=Happy, Merry, Joyous

Fêtes (f,pl)=Holidays

Noël (m)=Christmas

Joyeuses Fêtes=Happy Holidays

Joyeux Noël=Merry Christmas

As a side note, "fête" can also mean "party" in French. In Canadian French, "fête" also means "birthday" and you can wish someone a "happy birthday" by saying "bonne fête". (Bon, Bonne=Good)

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone.


Module 3 of Canadian French for Flight Attendants is available. Learn the French that flight attendants commonly use on the job: greet passengers, stow bags, drink and meal orders, duty-free service, seat changes, wheelchair requests, weather announcements and much more!