Learn These Vocabulary Words for Greek Easter (Pascha)

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Easter, also known as Pascha (Πάσχα), is one of the biggest holidays in Greece. Since the majority of Greece identifies themselves as Orthodox Christians, this religious holiday is intertwined into the culture. This means that there are a lot of traditions within the Greek culture associated with Pascha, as well.

Because of this, there are a lot of Greek vocabulary words to learn that are associated with Easter. Here’s a look at some of the words you should know:

Greek Vocabulary Words for Lent

  • Great Lent – Μεγάλη Τεσσαρακοστή – Megali Terssarakosti
  • Great Fast – Μεγάλη Νηστεία – Megali Nisteea
  • Fasting – νηστεία – nisteea
  • To Fast – νηστεύω – nisteeo

Greek Vocabulary Words for Easter (Pascha – Πάσχα)

  • Holy Week – Μεγάλη Εβδομάδα – Megali Evthomatha
  • Great and Holy Friday – Μεγάλη Παρασκευή – Megali Paraskevi
  • Greek and Holy Friday Μεγάλο Σάββατο – Megalo Savato
  • Easter – Πάσχα – Pascha
  • Happy Easter – Καλό Πάσχα – Kalo Pascha
  • Christ is Risen – Χριστός Ανέστη – Christos Anesti
  • Truly He is Risen – Άλιθος Ανέστι – Alithos Anesti
  • Resurrection of Christ – Ανάσταση του Χριστού – Anastasi you Christou
  • Easter Feast – πασχαλινό γεύμα – paschalino yevma
  • Easter Basket – πασχαλινό καλάθι – paschalino kalathi
  • Easter Egg – πασχαλινό αυγό – paschalino avgo
  • Crucifixion – σταύρωση – stavrosi
  • Easter Bunny – πασχαλινό λαγουδάκι – paschalino lagouthaki
  • Easter Candle – πασχαλινή λαμπάδα – paschal ini lambatha
  • Easter Chick – πασχαλινό κοτοπουλάκι – paschalino kotopoulaki
  • Flowers – Λουλούδια – loulouthia
  • Easter Egg – πασχαλινό αυγό – Paschalino avgo
  • Dye Eggs – βάφω αυγά – vafo avga

Easter is a festive time in Greece and amongst Orthodox Christians. As a result of this, there are plenty of vocabulary words that you should know in order to celebrate. Read through this list a few times and get familiar with each of the words. You may also want to write these words and flash cards and study them until you know them well.

The Learn Greek section on GreekBoston.com was written by Greeks to help people understand the conversational basics of the Greek language. This article is not a substitute for a professional Greek learning program, but a helpful resource for people wanting to learn simple communication in Greek.

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