A Snapshot From / Florence

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 thoughts on “Buona Pasqua – Happy Easter

  1. 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!

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      • 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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