Easter sayings in everyday Italian: your Easter word search made easy.

Our Easter sayings from Italy will help you learn basic Easter words and some festive Italian phrases.

Italian culture and customs mean that Easter is celebrated with great enthusiasm and the usual Italian love of celebration.  It's a time of great happiness - a welcome to the Spring and to new life.

Although Italian Easter egg tradition is strong in Italy (it's bound to be - it involves chocolate!) the custom of sending cards containing commercially-produced Easter sayings isn't as widespread.

But that doesn't mean to say that a card, letter or even e-card in everyday Italian won't be appreciated by your friends. It most definitely will. 

This page will help you do an Easter word search for all those greetings you want to send!

How to use these Italian Easter sayings

If you'd like to send a few Italian phrases or Easter words to family or friends this year, you don't need to learn to speak even everyday Italian.

You don't even need to buy a dictionary - your Easter word search is over!  This basic guide to everyday Easter words and Italian phrases will help you at least to write a card.

And if you've left it too late to send a card by post, our free interactive e-cards of Italian images are there for you to use.  If you'd also like to add some Italian love phrases, so much the better!

So - let's get started.

How it's pronounced
Happy Easter!
Buona Pasqua!
Boo-ona Pas-kwa
Palm Sunday
Domenica delle palme
Dom-en-eeca deh-lay pal-may
La Pasqua
La Pas-kwa
Good Friday
(literally : Holy Friday)
Venerdì Santo
Ven-er-dee San-toe
Easter Saturday
(literally : Holy Saturday)
Sabato Santo
Saba-toe San-toe
Easter Sunday
La domenica di Pasqua
La Doe-men-ee-ka dee Pa-skwa
Easter Monday
(literally : Little Easter or
lamb's Monday)

Pasquetta or

Lunedì dell'Agnello


Loon-ay-dee dell anyellow
Lent La Quaresima
La Kwar-ay-see-ma
Easter egg
Uovo di cioccolatta


Uovo di Pasqua
Oo-oh-vo dee choco-latt-a or

Oo-oh-voe dee pas-kwa
Easter cake
La Colomba
La Col-om-ba
Easter bunny
Il coniglietto pasquale
Eel coneel-yeto pas-kwal-ay
Easter candle
La candela pasquale
La can-day-la pas-kwal-ay
An Easter blessing
Una bendizione di Pasqua
Oona ben-dee-tsee-ownay dee Pas-kwa
The Pope
Il Papa
Eel Papa
I'd like to wish you Happy Easter (informal / to a friend)
Vorrei augurarti Buona Pasqua
Vorray aw-goo-rartee boo-ona pas-kwa
Best wishes for Easter
Auguri di Buona Pasqua
Ow-goo-ree dee boo-ona Pas-kwa
I wish you and your family a very happy time at Easter (informal)
Mi auguro che tu e la tua famiglia abbiate trascorso una Buona Pasqua
Mee ow-goo-row kay too ay la too-a fam-ee-lya ab-ee-atay tras-cor-sow oona boo-ona Pas-kwa
Christmas with family, Easter with friends
(Italian saying).
Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi.
Nata-lay con ee tw-oee, pas-kwa con key vw-oy-ee

Easy, isn't it?!

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Buona Pasqua!

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