Now you know how to talk about date and time in Arabic, let’s continue with some more special occasions, holidays and how to wish people well in Arabic.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Arabic“.

Holidays & Good wishes in Arabic

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Good wishes

All the best!بالتوفيق!bel tawfiq!
Good luck!حظ سعيد!had sa'ed!
Happy birthday!عيد ميلاد سعيد!e'id milad sa'ed!
Merry Christmas!عيد ميلاد مجيد!e'id milad majeed!
Happy Easter!عيد قيامة سعيد!
عيد فصح سعيد!
e'id qeyamah sa'ed!
e'id feseh sa'ed!

Happy New Year!كل عام وأنتم بخير!kol a'am wa antom bekhayr!
with all my heart / wholeheartedمن أعماق قلبي
بكل صدق
men a'amaq qalby
bekol sedq

Holidays & festive occasions

birthdayيوم الميلاد
عيد ميلاد
yaum al-milad
e'id milad [1]

Christmasعيد الميلادe'id al-milad
Yuleعيد ميلاد المسيحe'id milad al-maseeh
Christmas Eveليلة عيد الميلادlaylat e'id al-milad
Easterعيد القيامة
عيد الفصح
e'id al-qeyamah
e'id al-feseh

Easter holidaysعطلة عيد القيامة
عطلة عيد الفصح
o'tlat e'id al-qeyamah
o'tlat e'id al-feseh

Pentecost / Whitsunعيد العنصرة
عيد الخمسين
e'id al-a'nsarah
e'id al-khamseen

New Year’s Eveليلة رأس السنةlaylat ra's assanah
New Yearرأس السنةra's assanah
weddingحفل زواجhafl zawaj
name dayيوم الاسم
عيد يوم الاسم
yaum al-esm
e'id yaum al-esm

Valentine’s Dayعيد الحبe'id al hub
anniversaryالذكرى السنويةal-dzekra al-sanaweyah


(to) inviteدعاda'a
(to) wishتمنّىtamanna
(to) make a giftأعدّ هديةa'ad hadeyah
(to) getحَصَل علىhasal a'la

Vocabulary & Phrases

party [Sg]حفلhafl
parties [Pl]حفلاتhafalat
birthday partyحفل عيد ميلادhafl e'id milad
invitation [Sg]دعوةda'wah
invitations [Pl]دعواتda'awat
I invite you to the party!أدعوك لحضور حفلتي!ado'uk lehudur haflaty!
wish [Sg]أمنيةomneyah
wishes [Pl]أمنياتomneyat
What would you like? / What do you want?فيما ترغب؟
ماذا تريد؟
fima targhab?
mada toreed?

surprise [Sg]مفاجأةmofaja'ah
surprises [Pl]مفاجآتmofaja'at
present / gift [Sg]هديةhadeyah
presents / gifts [Pl]هداياhadaya


1 Depends on the context: If it's just 'birthday' then it's يوم الميلاد, yaum al-milad. If it's like in 'Happy birthday' then it's عيد ميلاد, e'id milad.

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