Buona Pasqua – Happy Easter

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This popular Italian proverb means, “Christmas with your family, Easter with whomever you want.” I imagine Holy Week is full of festivities all over Italy! Please share in the comments any special experiences you’ve had during Eastertime in Italy.

Looking for more Pasqua-related proverbs? I suggest L’Italo-Americano. For Italian Easter traditions, visit Becoming Italian Word by Word (this is my go-to site for Italian culture and history.) And below is a “sweet” dual-language video by La Studentessa Matta that you’ll enjoy!


I invite you to sign my guestbook, and be sure to like my Facebook page, where I share often about Italy!

12 Comments Add yours

  1. the italian language specialist says:

    Reblogged this on Italian in Italy's Blog and commented:
    Buona Pasqua a tutti gli studenti di Scuola Toscana ! – Happy Easter to all the students at Scuola Toscana !

  2. Lately, I have also been posting short essays and stories in “advanced Italian” that I went through to help myself to become more fluent in Italian, with blank spaces for readers to try after reading mine. If anyone is interested in this resource, my latest story about my grandmother from Ragusa is up on http://blog.learntravelitalian.com/

    1. Kathryn, this link goes to your blog homepage, do you have a direct link to this advanced Italian post? Sounds interesting and fun with the fill-in-the-blanks! Grazie..

      1. Here is the direct link to my last post in this series: http://blog.learntravelitalian.com/speak-italian-a-story-about-love/ Hope you like it!

  3. Easter in my Italian-American home has meant making the Easter Ricotta wheat pie that has been passed down the generations from my father’s side in Ragusa, Sicily. If anyone is interested in trying the recipe, here is the link to my recent blog: http://blog.learntravelitalian.com/

  4. Made in Rome says:

    My wife made two grain pies (Pastiere). I’ve been celebrating Easter with a slice for three days now. Who knew Pasqua lasted a week! Buona Pasqua!

    1. That’s how you roll when you’re made in Rome! 🙂 Buona Pasqua a voi!

  5. Kimberlee says:

    Buona Pasqua Love you , Kimberlee

    Sent from my iPhone


    1. Love you too, cugina! Buona Pasqua!

  6. natvk2 says:

    That site “Becoming Italian Word by Word” looks great. I began learning Italian a few years ago but being out of university now, it’s tough to keep it up. This will be a great resource!

    1. I hope you enjoy the site as much as I do! Thank you for stopping by here!

      1. Sharon Cafagna says:

        I just discovered an Italian Easter Tradition. The Italians put a large foil wrapped, chocolate hollow Easter Egg in the middle of the dinner table on Easter. When dinner is over they break the egg, unwrap it and share the chocolate and little surprises inside. I love it because I love traditions, oh, and chocolate. Lol

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