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

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

Holidays & Good wishes in German

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Good wishes

All the best!Alles Gute!
Congratulations!Herzlichen Glückwunsch!
Good luck!Viel Glück!
Happy birthday!Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!
Merry Christmas!Frohe Weihnachten!
Happy Easter!Frohe Ostern!
Happy New Year!Frohes neues Jahr!
with all my heart / wholeheartedaus ganzem Herzen

Holidays & festive occasions

birthday [Sg](der) Geburtstag
birthdays [Pl](die) Geburtstage
Christmas EveHeiligabend
Easter holidaysOsterfeiertage
Pentecost / WhitsunPfingsten
New Year’s EveSilvester
New YearNeujahr
wedding [Sg](die) Hochzeit
weddings [Pl](die) Hochzeiten
name day [Sg](der) Namenstag
name days [Pl](die) Namenstage
Valentine’s DayValentinstag
anniversary [Sg](das) Jubiläum
anniversaries [Pl](die) Jubiläen


(to) inviteeinladen
(to) wishwünschen
(to) make a giftschenken
(to) getbekommen

Vocabulary & Phrases

party [Sg](die) Party

parties [Pl](die) Partys

birthday party [Sg]Geburtstagsparty

birthday parties [Pl](die) Geburtstagspartys

invitation [Sg]Einladung
invitations [Pl](die) Einladungen
I invite you to the party!Ich lade dich zur Party ein!
wish [Sg]wünschen
wishes [Pl](die) Wünsche
What would you like? / What do you want?Was wünschst du dir?
surprise [Sg](die) Überraschung
surprises [Pl](die) Überraschungen
present / gift [Sg](das) Geschenk
presents / gifts [Pl](die) Geschenke

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