Thursday, 24 March 2016

Hyvää Pääsiäistä Glad Påsk God påske ¡Felices Pascuas! Happy Easter in many languages

Happy Easter in many languages

Key to abbreviations: inf = informal, frm = formal, rsp = response
LanguageEaster greetings
AfrikaansGeseënde Paasfees
Albanian (Gheg)Gzuar Pashkën
Albanian (Tosk)Gëzuar Pashkët
AleutPascha-Qaĝaadan
Pascha-Niiĝuĝix̂
AlsatianFrohe Ostern
Amharicመልካም ፋሲካ (mälkam fasika)
Arabic
(Lebanese)
El masi7 2am
Arabic
(Modern Standard)
(fiṣḥ sa'īd) فصح سعيد
Christ has risen (el maseeh qam) المسيح قام
rsp - Truly he has risen (haqan qam) حقاً قام
Arabic
(Moroccan)
(fiṣḥ sa'īd) فصح سعيد
Christ has risen (el maseeh qam) المسيح قام
rsp - Truly he has risen (haqan qam) حقاً قام
Armenian
(Eastern)
Քրիստոս յառեաւ ի մեռելոց
(Kuhreestos harryav ee merrelotz)
Christ is risen from the dead
Օրհնեալ է յառութիւնն Քրիստոսի
(Ornyal eh harrootyunuhn Kuhreestosee)
Blessed is the resurrection of Christ (rsp)
Armenian
(Western)
Քրիստոս յառեաւ ի մեռելոց
(Kuhreestos harryav ee merrelotz)
Christ is risen from the dead
Օրհնեալ է յառութիւնն Քրիստոսի
(Ornyal eh harrootyunuhn Kuhreestosee)
Blessed is the resurrection of Christ (rsp)
AromanianHristolu s-aflà!
(Christ has risen!)
Dealihea cà s-afla!
(He has risen indeed!) - reply
Assyrian (Eastern)Brikhta Qyamta D' Maran
AzeriPasxa bayramınız müqəddəs olsun
BasqueOndo izan Bazko garaian
BavarianŠene Osdan
BelarusianСа Святам Вялікадня
(Sa Sviatam Bialikadnia)
Хрыстос уваскрос
(Khrystos uvaskros) - 'Christ is risen'
Сапраўды ўваскрос
(Saprawdy wvaskros) - 'Truly he is risen'
Bengaliঈস্টর এর শুভেচ্ছা নেবেন।
(easter er shubhechha neben)
Bhojpuriईस्टर मुबारक (eestar mubarak)
BikolMaogmang Pagkabuhay na Liwat ni Kristo
BosnianSretan Uskrs!
Sretan Vaskrs!
BretonPask Seder
BulgarianХристос Воскресе
(Hristos Voskrese)
Christ has risen
Воистина Воскресе
(Voistina Voskrese)
Truly, he has risen - reply
Честит Великден
(Čestit Velikden)
CatalanBona Pasqua
CebuanoMaayong Pagkabanhaw sa Dios!
Chamorro
(Guam dialect)
Felis Påsgua
Chamorro
(North Marianas dialect)
Felis Pasgua
CherokeeᏥᏌ ᏕᎴᎯᏌᏅ (Tsisa delehisanv)
Chinese
(Cantonese)
復活節快樂
(fuhkwuhtjit faailohk)
Chinese
(Mandarin)
復活節快樂 [复活节快乐]
(fùhuójié kuàilè)
Chinese
(Taiwanese)
復活節快樂
(ho̍k-o̍ah-chat/chiat khòai-lo̍k)
CornishPask Lowen
CorsicanBona Pasqua
CroatianSretan Uskrs
CuyononMalipayeng Adlao i' Pagkabanaw i' Kristo!
CzechVeselé Velikonoce
DanishGod påske
DutchVrolijk Pasen
Zalige paasdagen
Zalig Pasen
EsperantoFeliĉan Paskon
EstonianHäid lihavõttepühi
FaroeseGleðilig páskir
FijianVanuinui vinaka ni Siga ni Mate
FinnishHyvää Pääsiäistä
Iloista pääsiäistä
Flemish (West)Zalig poas'n
FrenchJoyeuses Pâques
Frisian (North)Fröiliken poosche
Frisian (West)Lokkich Peaske
FriulianBuine Pasche!
GalicianBoas Pascuas
Georgianგილოცავთ აღდგომას
(gilotsavt aghdgomas) - frm
გილოცავ აღდგომას
(gilotsav aghdgomas) - inf
ქრისტე აღდგა
(k’rist’e aghdga)
GermanFrohe Ostern
Greek (Modern)Καλό πάσχα (Kaló pásha)
Χριστός ανέστη! (Hristós anésti)
Christ has Risen
Αληθώς ανέστη! (Alithós anésti)
Truly he has Risen (reply)
GreenlandicPåskisiorluarisi
Haitian CreoleBònn fèt pak
HawaiianHau ʻoli Pakoa
E ʻōlelo mālie
Hau'oli Ka La i Ala Hou ai Ka Haku
Hebrewחג פסחא שמח
(chag pascha same'ach)
Hindiशुभ ईस्टर (śubh īsṭar)
HungarianKellemes Húsvéti Ünnepeket!
(Pleasant Easter Holidays!)
Áldott Húsvétot kívánok!
(Wishing You a Blessed Easter!)
IcelandicGleðilega páska
IndonesianSelamat Paskah
InterlinguaFelice pascha
Irish (Gaelic)Cáisc Shona duit (sg)
Cáisc Shona daoibh (pl)
Beannachtaí na Cásca
ItalianBuona Pasqua
Japanese復活祭おめでとうございます
(fukkatsu-sai omedetō gozaimasu)
イースターおめでとうございます
(īsutā omedetō gozaimasu)
JavaneseSugeng Riyạyạ Paskah (Kromo Inggil)
Slamet Paskah (Ngoko)
JèrriaisJouaiyeux Pâques
Kannadaಈಸ್ಟರ್ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಶುಭಾಷಯಗಳು
(īsṭar habbada shubhaashayagalu)
KazakhПасха мейрамы қутты болсын!
(Pasxa meyramı qwttı bolsın!)
Khmerរីករាយថ្ងៃបុណ្យប៉ាក
[riʔriəj tʰŋai bon paːk]
KinyarwandaPasika Nziza
Korean행복한 부활절이 되시길
(haengpoghan puhwarcheori toesikir)
Kurdish (Sorani)Cejnî Hêkesûr pîroz bê
KyrgyzИса тирилди! (Isa tirildi!)
Чын эле тирилди! (Chyn ele tirildi!) - reply
LatinProspera Pascha sit
LatvianPriecīgas Lieldienas
LithuanianSu šventom velykom!
Sveiki sulaukę šventų velykų!
LuxembourgishSchéin Ouschteren
MacedonianСреќен Велигден (Sreken Veligden)
Христос воскресе (Hristos voskrese)
Christ has risen
Навистина воскресе (Navistina voskrese)
Truly, he has risen - reply
MalagasyTratry ny Paska
Malayalamഈസ്റ്റര്‍ ആശംസകള്‍!
(iistar ashamsakal!)
MalteseL-Għid it-tajjeb
Manx (Gaelic)Caisht sonney dhyt
MāoriNgā mihi o te Aranga
Marathiशुभ ईस्टर (śubh īsṭar)
NahuatlCualli Paxcuatl
NavajoNizhónígo Damóotsoh
Ndebele (Northern)Ista enhle
Northern SámiBeassážat!
NorwegianGod påske
OccitanBonas Pascas
OriyaEaster ra bahut bahut subechha
Otomi (Querétaro)Ar njohya Pascua!
PapiamentoBon pasco
Bon pasco di resureccion
Pashtoښه او خوشحال اختر
(kha aw khushal akhtar)
Persian (Farsi)عيد پاک مبارک
(eide pak mobārak)
PolishWesołych Świąt Wielkanocnych!
Wesołego Alleluja!
Szczęśliwej Wielkanocy!
Wesołych Świąt Wielkiej Nocy!
PortugueseBoa Páscoa
Páscoa Feliz
Portuguese (Brazilian)Boa Páscoa!
Feliz Páscoa!
RomanianPaşte Fericit
Hristos a inviat! (Christ has risen!)
Adevarat ca a inviat! (Truly, he has risen) - reply
RussianХристос воскрес (Xristos voskres)
Christ resurrected
Воистину воскрес (Voistinu voskres)
truly resurrected - reply
SamoanIa manuia le Eseta
Sanskritईस्टरपर्वणः शुभेच्छाः
(īstaraparwanah shubhecchāh)
Sardinian
(Logudorese)
Bona pasca
Scottish GaelicA' Chàisg sona
SerbianХристос васкрсе (Hristos vaskrse)
Christ resurrected
Ваистину васкрсе (Vaistina vaskrse)
truly resurrected (reply)
SicilianBona Pasqua
Sinhalaසුභ පාස්කුවක් (subha paskuwak)
SlovakVeselé prežitie Veľkonočných sviatkov
SlovenianVesele velikonočne praznike
Spanish¡Felices Pascuas!
SwahiliHeri ya Sikukuu ya pasaka
SwedishGlad Påsk
Swiss GermanSchöni Oschtere
TagalogMaligayang pasko ng pagkabuhay
TajikПисҳо Муборак! (Pisҳo Muborak!)
Tamil (formal)ஈஸ்ட்டர் நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்
(Easter nal vaazthukkal) [ml] [fm]
Tamil (informal)ஈஸ்ட்டர் நல்வாழ்த்துக்க
(Easter nal vaazthukka) [fm]
Teluguశుభ ఈస్ఠర్ (shubha eestar)
TetumFeliz Paskua
Thaiสุขสันต์วันอีสเตอร์ (sùk săn wan èet-dtêr)
Tibetanཡི་ཤུ་བསྐྱར་གསོའི་དུས་ཆེན་ལ་བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས་ཞུ།
Tigrinyaርሑስ በዓል ፋሲካ። (Rhus Be’al Fasika)
Tok PisinHepi ista
TonganMa'u ha 'aho Pekia fiefia.
TsotsilLek me ech'an ti ta k'uxul orae
TswanaMalatsi a paseka aa itumedisang
TurkishPaskalya bayramınız kutlu olsun
UkrainianХристос Воскрес! (Khrystos Voskres!)
Christ is Risen!
Воїстину Воскрес! (Voyistynu Voskres!)
Truly He is Risen! - reply
З Великодніми святами
(Z Velykodnimy sviatamy)
Uyghurپاسخا بايرىمىڭىزگە مۇبارەك!
(Pasxa bayrımıngızgä mubaräk!)
VenetianBona Pasqua
VietnameseChúc Mừng Phục Sinh
VolapükLesustanazäli yofik
VõroHüvvi munnõpühhi
WelshPasg Hapus
YolnguIitja yiŋgathirri
YorubaẸ ku Ayọ Ajinde
Yucatec MayaKi'imak Pascua!
ZuluIPhasika elijabulayo
IPhasika elithokozayo
Note: Easter is not universally celebrated.
Easter celebrations around the world
In countries where Christianity is a state religion, or where the country has large Christian population, Easter is often a public holiday. As Easter is always a Sunday, many countries in the world also have Easter Monday as a public holiday. Some retail stores, shopping malls, and restaurants are closed on Easter Sunday. Good Friday, which occurs two days before Easter Sunday, is also a public holiday in many countries, as well as in 12 U.S. states. Even in states where Good Friday is not a holiday, many financial institutions, stock markets, and public schools are closed. Few banks that are normally open on regular Sundays are closed on Easter.
In the Nordic countries Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are public holidays and Good Friday and Easter Monday are bank holidays In Denmark, Iceland and Norway also Maundy Thursday is a public holiday. It is a holiday for most workers except some shopping malls which keep open for a half-day. Many businesses give their employees almost a week off, called Easter break Schools are closed between Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. According to a 2014 poll, 6 of 10 Norwegians make a travel during Easter, often to a cottage; 3 of 10 said their typical Easter included skiing.

Nordic countries

In Norway, in addition to staying at mountain cabins, cross-country skiing and painting eggs, a contemporary tradition is to read or watch murder mysteries at Easter. All the major television channels run crime and detective stories (such as Agatha Christie's Poirot), magazines print stories where the readers can try to figure out "Whodunnit", and new detective novels are scheduled for publishing before Easter. Even the milk cartons are altered for a couple of weeks. Each Easter a new short mystery story is printed on their sides. Stores and businesses close for five straight days at Easter, with the exception of grocery stores, which re-open for a single day on the Saturday before Easter Sunday.
In Finland and Sweden, traditions include egg painting and small children dressed as witches collecting candy door-to-door, in exchange for decorated pussy willows. This is a result of the mixing of an old Orthodox tradition (blessing houses with willow branches) and the Swedish Easter witch tradition. Brightly coloured feathers and little decorations are also attached to birch branches in a vase. In Finland, it is common to plant ryegrass in a pot as a symbol of spring and new life. After the grass has grown, many people put chick decorations on it. Children busy themselves painting eggs and making paper bunnies.
For lunch or dinner on Holy Saturday, families in Sweden and Denmark traditionally feast on a smörgåsbord of herring, salmon, potatoes, eggs, and other kinds of food. In Finland, it is common to eat roasted lamb with potatoes and other vegetables. In Finland, the Lutheran majority enjoys mämmi as another traditional Easter treat, while the Orthodox minority's traditions include eating pasha (also spelled paskha) instead.
In the western parts of Sweden and in Finnish Ostrobothnia, bonfires have at least since the 18th century been lit during Holy Saturday. This tradition is claimed to have its origin in Holland. During the last decades though, the bonfires have in many places been moved to Walpurgis Night, as this is the traditional date for bonfires in many other parts of the country.
 In the Netherlands both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are national holidays. Like first and second Christmas Day, they are both considered Sundays, which results in a first and a second Easter Sunday, after which the week continues to a Tuesday Even though Good Friday is an official national holiday, it is not a mandatory day off for commercial companies.
In Commonwealth nations Easter Day is rarely a public holiday, as is the case for celebrations which fall on a Sunday. In the United Kingdom both Good Friday and Easter Monday are bank holidaysHowever, in Canada Easter Sunday is a public holiday, along with Easter Monday. In the Canadian province of Quebec, either Good Friday or Easter Monday are statutory holidays (although most companies give both). In some countries Good Friday is a public holiday as well.
In Australia, because of its location in the southern hemisphere, Easter takes place in autumn. Hence, Australian Easter is associated with harvest time, rather than with the coming of spring as in the northern hemisphere. The religious aspect of Easter remains the same. Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays across all states and territories. "Easter Saturday" (the Saturday before Easter Sunday) is a public holiday in every state except Tasmania and Western Australia, while Easter Sunday itself is a public holiday only in New South Wales. Easter Tuesday is additionally a conditional public holiday in Tasmania, varying between award, and was also a public holiday in Victoria until 1994
Easter eggs are a popular cultural symbol of Easter.
In the United States, because Easter falls on a Sunday, which is already a non-working day for federal and state employees, it has not been designated as a federal or state holiday. Easter parades are held in many American cities, involving festive strolling processions with the New York City parade being the best known.
Source: Wikipedia, Omniglot