Happy Easter in Portuguese

Ejemplo de vocabulario de Semana Santa en Portugués: Todo mundo da Rio & Learn dá e recebe chocolate na Páscoa.

How to talk about Easter in Portuguese

It is Easter! But how do you say Happy Easter in Portuguese? And what do you do to celebrate Easter in your country? More importantly, how would you answer that question in Portuguese? Don’t worry, though! Because in today’s Dica we are going to teach you some vocabulary to talk about Easter in Portuguese. And stick around to hear a native speaker pronouncing some examples, too!

How do you say Happy Easter in Portuguese?

So, the most important phrase is fist: How do you wish someone Happy Easter in Portuguese? Listen to our audio to practice the perfect pronunciation!

Feliz páscoa!Happy Easter!

Vocabulary for Easter in Portuguese

ovo de páscoaEaster egg
caçarto hunt
caça ao ovo de páscoaEaster egg hunt
lembrarto remember
receberto receive
darto give
celebrarto celebrate
coelho/coelhinho da páscoaEaster bunny
Feliz páscoa!Happy Easter!
domingo de páscoaEaster Sunday
sábado de aleluiaHoly Saturday
sexta-feira santaGood Friday
semana santaHoly Week

Let’s hear some examples!

Meus pais sempre preparam uma caça ao ovo de páscoa.
My parents always organize an Easter egg hunt.

Eu nunca me lembro de comprar ovos de páscoa.
I never remember to buy Easter eggs.

Os professores de português viajam durante a semana santa.
The Portuguese teachers are away during the Holy Week.

Minha família sempre celebra o domingo de páscoa junta.
My family always celebrates Easter Sunday together.

Todo mundo da Rio & Learn e recebe chocolate na páscoa.
Everybody from Rio & Learn gives and receives chocolate at Easter.

Quando eu era pequena, acreditava no Coelhinho da Páscoa e caçava ovos.
When I was little, I believed in the Easter Bunny and I hunted eggs.

Person picking up Easter eggs

Easter in Brazil: Brazilian Easter Traditions

Christianity is not everyone’s cup of tea. But it sure is a big part of Brazil! A lot of the Easter traditions we have are tied directly to the teachings and descriptions of the Bible. And some of those traditions are also specifically linked to days. For example, for Good Friday people generally opt to eat fish in Brazil. For that reason, we thought it’d be important to give you some vocabulary to talk about these religious traditions. If you want to know more about how Brazilians celebrate Easter, check out this Dica about Easter in Brazil!

cearto have supper
a ceiathe supper
o apóstolothe apostle
trairto betray
morrerto die
a cruzthe cross
ressucitarto resurrect
rezar / orarto pray
a missathe mass
a procissãothe procession

Easter holiday in Brazil: The Holy Week (Semana Santa)

Every day of Easter is a special day. Here you can learn about all the days of Holy Week.

Domingo de RamosPalm SundayMarks the beginning of Holy Week, commemorating Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem.
Segunda-feira SantaHoly MondayReflects on Jesus’ cursing of the fig tree and the cleansing of the temple.
Terça-feira SantaHoly TuesdayRemembers Jesus’ predictions of his own death.
Quarta-feira SantaHoly WednesdayAlso known as Spy Wednesday, it commemorates Judas Iscariot’s decision to betray Jesus.
Quinta-feira da CeiaMaundy Thursday (Literally “Thursday of the Supper”)Commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.
Sexta-feira da PaixãoGood FridayObserves the passion, crucifixion, death, and burial of Jesus Christ.
Sábado de AleluiaHoly SaturdayA day of solemn reflection on the death of Christ, awaiting the celebration of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Domingo de PáscoaEaster SundayCelebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Are you ready to say your Easter greetings in Portuguese?

That’s it for today, everyone! So today we learned how to say Happy Easter in Portuguese. We also talked about Brazilian Easter traditions and the days of Holy Week. So now you are perfectly prepared! Feliz páscoa!

See you in the next Dica!
Bye bye!

Click in the links below to see more related Dicas
Easter in Brazil
Good Friday in Brazil
Fish to Eat in Brazil
Holidays in Brazil

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