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Merry Christmas and a happy New Year
#1
Hi,

I have a question please for the Latin scholars amongst you. How would I write, or its nearest equivalent, "Merry Xmas and a happy New Year" in Latin? Preferably in Roman Latin, rather than the later version, but either would be fine.

From what little I do know on the matter, I gather there has been a festival at the end of December long before the Christmas era, perhaps linked to the shortest day. What did the Romans call that?

Thanks in advance if anyone can help,

Andrew
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#2
Hi Andrew
it is more simple than italian, but more simple in Corsican Smile

Latin: Natale hilare= merry chrismas

Latin: Felix sit annus novus= happy new year



Corsican: Bon Natale= merry chrismas!.

Corsican: Bon Di, Bon Annu= happy new year!.....or: Pace e Salute!

Greek: Kala Christouyenna!= merry chrismas!.

Greek: Kali Chronia!= happy new year!...or : eutichismenos o kainourgios chronos( we wish you a happy new year!).
  
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#3
Or:

Io Saturnalia! (Ho! The Saturnalia!) Laeta Saturnalia! (Merry Christmas!) pagan

Hilare Festum Nativitatis Christi et Felicem Annum Novum! (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!)

Fortuna tecum sit per Annum Novum! (May Fortune be with you through the New Year!)

Beatum Annum Novum! (Happy New Year!)

Omnia Optima Festo Nativits Christi et Felici Anno Novo! (All the best for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!)

Salutes (or Salutationes) Temporis Anni! (Greetings of the Time of the Year!)
  
Remarks by Philip on the Athenian Leaders:
Philip said that the Athenians were like the bust of Hermes: all mouth and dick. 
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#4
About the 25th December, could we say happy Mithras day?
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#5
Quote:About the 25th December, could we say happy Mithras day?

I think we do Favi :wink:

I think we can say anything that has to do with that day...

Also I think....Happy Nemrod or Tammuz Day! :lol:

Or: Sol Invictus; Baal; Baal-Tamar+ Berit, etc.

yes we realy are celebrating the day of all this names...Mithras!
  
Remarks by Philip on the Athenian Leaders:
Philip said that the Athenians were like the bust of Hermes: all mouth and dick. 
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#6
Hi Comerus,

Thank you very much - they are all great phrases. I have a plan to make some very unusual Xmas cards this year.

Best regards,

Andrew
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