Spanish Easter vocabulary
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Easter’s date changes every year: it occurs on the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox – so somewhere between 22 March and 25 April.

The week immediately preceding Easter (Sunday to Saturday) is called Holy Week. Here’s all the Spanish vocabulary you need to celebrate this Christian period of renewal.

Easter   la Pascua
la Pascua Florida
Passover   el Pésaj
spring   la primavera
Lent   la Cuaresma
Holy Week   la Semana Santa
Palm Sunday   Domingo de Ramos
Ash Wednesday   Miércoles de Ceniza
Maundy Thursday   Jueves Santo
Good Friday   Viernes Santo
Easter Sunday   Domingo de Pascua
Domingo de Resurrección
Domingo de Gloria
Easter Monday   Lunes de Pascua
Lunes de Resurrección
to bless   bendecir
chick   el pollito
chocolate   el chocolate
church   la iglesia
Easter bonnet   el sombrero de primavera
Easter egg   el huevo de Pascua
fast day   el día de ayuno
lamb   el cordero
nest   el nido
palm leaves   las hojas de palmeras
Pope   el Papa
pork   el cerdo
priest   el sacerdote
rabbit   el conejo

Spanish listening practice Spanish listening practice

PwLS writing challenge: Easter Cake

Holiday quiz: Mi Semana Santa (adjective agreement)

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