What is Christmas in Finnish?

In Finnish language Christmas is “joulu”, Christmas tree is “joulukuusi” and Santa Claus is “Joulupukki”. These are probably the three most important words to know about Christmas

In Finnish language Christmas is “joulu”, Christmas tree is “joulukuusi” and Santa Claus is “Joulupukki”. These are probably the three most important words to know. But if you would like to celebrate Christmas in Finnish, here are some more Finnish Christmas words to learn.

Christmas in Finnish

  • Christmas = joulu
  • Christmas Eve = jouluaatto
  • Christmas Day = joulupäivä
  • Boxing Day = tapaninpäivä
  • holiday season = joulunaika / joulukausi / juhlakausi
  • Christmas party (before Christmas) = pikkujoulut
  • Christmas party = joulujuhla
  • celebrate = juhlia

Christmas tree in Finnish

  • Christmas tree = joulukuusi
  • Christmas tree decorations = joulukuusen koristeet
  • candle = kynttilä
  • wreath = kranssi
  • ornament = koriste

Gingerbread in Finnish

  • gingerbread = piparkakku
  • gingerbread house = piparkakkutalo
  • candy cane = karkkitanko
  • chocolate = suklaa
  • marmelade = marmeladi

Santa Claus in Finnish

  • Santa Claus = Joulupukki
  • Mrs. Santa = Joulumuori
  • elf = tonttu
  • reindeer = poro
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer = Petteri Punakuono
  • sleigh = reki
  • Christmas present = joululahja