Happy Easter in different languages

Published in: News 12/02/2024

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On Sunday, March 31st, we will celebrate Easter. Learn how Easter day is calculated, listen to the correct pronunciation of Happy Easter in all languages by clicking the blue words or read how to pronounce them.

What do we celebrate at Easter?

Easter is the most important Christian holiday because it celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, which happened on the third day after he died on the cross, according to the Gospels. Easter is considered a more significant holiday than Christmas because, as Pope Francis stated, “it is the feast of our salvation”. 

When is Easter in 2024?

In 2024, Holy Easter will be on Sunday, 31 March.

How is the Easter day calculated?

To calculate the day on which Easter will fall, we follow the rule established at the Council of Nicaea (an ancient city in Turkey, now called İznik), held in 325 AD. The assembly was convened by Emperor Constantine I and was attended by 300 bishops from all the provinces of the Roman Empire. They established that Easter would be celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon of the Spring equinox.

Happy Easter in Italian

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Buona Pasquaboo-OH-nah PAS-kwa. The letters kwa are pronounced as in Kwanzaa.


Happy Easter in French

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Joyeuses Pâquesjwa-YOEZ pak


Happy Easter in Spanish

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Feliz Pascuafeh-LEETH PAS-kwa. The letters kwa are pronounced as in Kwanzaa.


Happy Easter in Portuguese 

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Boa PáscoaBOH-ah PASH-kwa. The letters kwa are pronounced as in Kwanzaa.


Happy Easter in German 

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Frohe OsternFRO-heh O-sturn


Happy Easter in Swedish 

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Glad Påskglaad posk, with posk rhyming with fork.


Happy Easter in Norwegian 

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God Påskegoo POH-skeh


Happy Easter in Dutch 

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Vrolijk PasenFROH-leek PASS-n


Happy Easter in Romanian 

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Paşte FericitPASH-teh feh-REE-cheat


Happy Easter in Slovak 

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Veselá Veľká Nocveh-seh-LAH vel-KAH noz, the final z has the same sound as in pizza.


Happy Easter in Czech 

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Veselé Velikonoceveh-seh-LEH VEH-lee-koh-noh-zeh, careful to the final z: it has the same sound as in pizza.


Happy Easter in Hungarian 

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Kellemes húsvéti ünnepeketKEH-leh-mesh OOSH-veh-tee OON-neh-peh-cat


Happy Easter in Greek 

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Kalo Pasxakah-LOH PA-ska 


Happy Easter in Japanese 

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Iistaa OmedetouEEH-stah oh-meh-deh-TOW


Happy Easter in Chinese 

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Fù huó jié kuàilèfoo hwo tee-EH kuah-ee-LEH
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