Easter

Easter in Italian
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Springy Italian Vocabulary

Easter’s date changes every year: it occurs on the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox – so somewhere between 22 March and 25 April.

In 2021, Easter is on 4 April; next year it will be 17 April. The week immediately preceding Easter (Sunday to Saturday) is called Holy Week. Here’s all the Italian vocabulary you need to celebrate this Christian period of renewal.

Happy Easter!   Buona Pasqua!
Easter   la Pasqua
Passover   Pasqua ebraica
spring   la primavera
Lent   la Quaresima
Holy Week   la Settimana Santa
Palm Sunday   Domenica delle Palme
Shrove Tuesday   Martedì grasso
Ash Wednesday   Mercoledì delle Ceneri
Maundy Thursday   Giovedì Santo
Good Friday   Venerdì Santo
Easter Sunday   Domenica di Pasqua
Easter Day   il giorno di Pasqua
Easter Monday   Lunedì di Pasqua

Italian Easter food and traditions

to bless   benedire
chick   il pulcino
chocolate   il cioccolato
church   la chiesa
dove   la colomba
Easter bonnet   il cappellino pasquale
Easter egg   l’uovo di Pasqua
fast day   il giorno di digiuno
lamb   l’agnello
nest   il nido
palm leaves   le foglie di palma
Pope   il Papa
pork   il maiale
priest   il sacerdote
rabbit   il coniglio

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