Happy Easter!

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  1. merquiades

    merquiades Senior Member

    USA Northeast
    A bit less intellectual but important. How would you say Happy Easter! in your language, assuming you have this holiday, of course. [...]

    Moderator's note: the discussion about Easter bunny & chocolates have been transferred to the Culture Café here. Please focus on the translation of "Happy Easter".
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  2. Alxmrphi Senior Member

    Reykjavík, Ísland
    UK English
    Yes we do (but I am a native English speaker I guess you knew that already) :p.

    Those terms in Italian exist, though. To say Happy Easter it's Buona Pasqua.

    In Icelandic the greeting is Gleðileg Páska.
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  3. DearPrudence

    DearPrudence Dépêche Mod (AL mod)

    French (lower Normandy)
    In French:
    Joyeuses Pâques !
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2011
  4. rusita preciosa

    rusita preciosa Modus forendi

    USA (Φιλαδέλφεια)
    Russian (Moscow)
    In Russian we don't really say "Happy easter'.
    The usual greeting is Христос воскрес! /khristos voskres/ - Christ has resurrected
    and the reply is Воистину воскрес! /voeestinu voskres/ - Truly resurrected, or simply Воистину! - truly / indeed.
  5. Tacuabe

    Tacuabe Senior Member

    Northfield, MN
    Spanish-Rio de la Plata
    En español sería: Felices Pascuas
    En portugués sería: Feliz Páscoa

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  6. apmoy70

    apmoy70 Senior Member

    In Greek:
    «Καλό Πάσχα» (ka'lo 'pasxa) lit. "Good Easter"
    «Καλή Ανάσταση» (ka'li a'nastasi) lit. "Good Resurrection"
    That's the usual greeting on Easter Sunday (and in traditional families the greeting for 40 days after the Resurrection, until Christ's Ascension), we say «Χριστός Ανέστη» (xris'tos a'nesti) lit. "Christ has Resurrected" and the reply is «Αληθώς Ανέστη» (ali'θos anesti) lit. "He truly has Resurrected" or «Αληθώς ο Κύριος» (ali'θos o 'cirios) lit. "Indeed the Lord [has risen]"
  7. Black4blue

    Black4blue Senior Member

    In Turkish:

    Easter: Paskalya

    İyi Paskalyalar! (lit. Good Easters) or
    Paskalya'nız kutlu olsun. /Paskalya Bayramı'nız kutlu olsun.
    Those can be used.
  8. sakvaka

    sakvaka Senior Member

    Hyvää pääsiäistä!

    Glad påsk!
  9. Tamar

    Tamar Senior Member

    Israel, Hebrew
    We don't have Easter in Israel, but:

    Happy Easter would be חג פסחא שמח [khag paskha same'akh]

    (Ans Passover that is just now over is פסח שמח [pesakh same'akh] )
  10. OldAvatar Senior Member

    Paște fericit!
    Lit: Happy Easter!
  11. Rallino Moderatoúrkos

    In Hungarian: Boldog húsvétot! But I had also heard: Boldog nyulat!
  12. nooij Member

    Dutch - Netherlands
    In Dutch it's "Vrolijk Pasen", which basically means "Merry Easter".
  13. Havfruen Senior Member

    English - American
    Danish & Norwegian:

    God påske!
  14. Orlin Banned

    Христос воскресе!
    Воистину воскресе!
    (These are from Old Church Slavonic and sometimes used in this version in Russian too.)
  15. Grefsen

    Grefsen Senior Member

    Southern California
    English - United States

    Veselé Velikonoce!


    Христос Воскрес! (Khrystos Voskres!)
    = Christ is Risen!
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2013
  16. vianie Senior Member


    Veselú Veľkú noc! or Veselé veľkonočné sviatky!
  17. Youngfun

    Youngfun Senior Member

    Bắc Kinh
    Wu Chinese & Italian
    Chinese: 复活节快乐!= Happy Easter.

    But it's not as popular as Christmas. I see that even Christian people don't celebrate it much.

    All cultures have festivals in the spring. In China there's 清明节.
  18. apmoy70

    apmoy70 Senior Member

    In the West perhaps. In the East, Easter (or Pascha as we call it), is huge, even more than Christmas.
    Probably a cultural difference between West (Catholics & Protestans) vs East (Orthodox)

    (apologies for the OT)
  19. Youngfun

    Youngfun Senior Member

    Bắc Kinh
    Wu Chinese & Italian
    Sorry, apmoy. I was talking about Easter in China, since I posted the translation in Chinese.
  20. Grefsen

    Grefsen Senior Member

    Southern California
    English - United States

    Frohne Ostern!
  21. ahmedcowon Senior Member


    فصح مجيد /fesh majeed/ = Glorious Easter

    قيامة مجيدة /qiyaama majeeda/ = Glorious Resurrection
  22. mataripis

    mataripis Senior Member

    there is no filipino greetings or happy easter but they are aware that christ has risen! I like the way the greeks say "khristos Anestih" (christ has risen) so it is possible to say this in Tagalog; " Nagbangong muli ang Mesiyas! " .
  23. rayloom

    rayloom Senior Member

    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Arabic (Hijazi Arabic)
    Just thought I'd clarify the pronunciation in Arabic:
    Easter is فصح, transliterated as fiṣḥ. So that's not a /sh/ consonant at the end.
    The word is ultimately Hebrew in origin, where also Pessach has become the word for Easter in many languages:
    Paque in French
    Pascua in Spanish
  24. arielipi Senior Member

    Quite incorrect, easter in hebrew comes from pessach, but its a bit different; i remember seeing someone already saying how its said in hebrew.
  25. Grefsen

    Grefsen Senior Member

    Southern California
    English - United States
    Similarly in Faroese the greeting is Gleðilig páskir.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2015
  26. 涼宮

    涼宮 Senior Member

    Sbaeneg/Castellano (Venezuela)
    In Venezuela we don't usually use the term pascua, people prefer to simply refer to the entire week so we say ''¡Feliz semana santa!'' (happy holy week).
  27. Grefsen

    Grefsen Senior Member

    Southern California
    English - United States
    In honor of my father's mother who was half Scottish:

    Scottish Gaelic - A' Chàisg sona
  28. 810senior

    810senior Senior Member

    Since the Easter is not familiar with Japan, we don't have such a fixed phrase.
    I think I would say ハッピーイースター(pron. happi iisutaa) in that situation, by using the one of japanesized English.
  29. ilocas2 Senior Member


    Sretan Uskrs!

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