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Καλό Πάσχα! Καλή Ανάσταση! Kalo Pascha! Happy Greek Easter!

Καλό Πάσχα! Καλή Ανάσταση! Kalo Pascha! Happy Greek Easter! Kalo Pasxa and Xronia Polla!

Greeks use a variety of wishes and replies to wishes before and after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Easter wishes

If you are in Greece and you want to wish like a Greek, here are the several wishes Greeks use.

In generally, Greeks start to wish each other Kalo Pascha after Palm Sunday, However, they don’t use the wish when they meet but when they go apart.

Before Resurrection – until Saturday 12 midnight:

Καλή Ανάσταση! [kali anastasi] Happy Resurrection


Καλό Πάσχα! [kalo pascha] Happy Easter!

After 12 o’ clock midnight: Χριστός Ανέστη! [ Christos Anesti] Christ is Risen!

To Christ is Risen one answers Aληθώς Ανέστη! [alithos anesti] Truly He is Risen!

If all these wishes are too complicated to keep in mind, just wish

Χρόνια Πολλά!  [Chronia Polla] Many years!

Enjoy like every Greek, Mageiritsa soup on Saturday, lamb roasted on the spit, kokoresti and beat your friends in clinking red Easter Eggs:)

If you are a vegetarian try with a mushroom-edition of the traditional Easter soup and roasted veggies on the skewer 🙂


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  1. Noτ to be a stick in the mud, but the proper term is Orthodox Pascha. Our fellow Orthodox Christians, in self ruled Orthodox Churches in Russia, Syria, Albania, Romania, Georgia, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Alexandria (Egypt), Finland, Bulgaria, Serbia, Japan, Constantinople, the USA and other countries also celebrate the feast of the Resurrection on the same calendar as we do in Greece.

    Καλο Πασχα!

  2. yes i had the pleasure of a ‘greek easter’ and enjoyed it except the entrail soup that i found a bit hard to take KALO PASCHA

  3. The local Greek Church is situated at the edge of the Coburg. Victoria. Afstralia. shopping center, last night at 10 pm the Easter service had just ended & the people poured out into the parking area, 1/2 an hour later the parking area was almost empty.
    Happy Easter to you all.
    Vasilis Gardening Center is in Munroe Street also – you can catch Vasilis Garden on Channel 31 Community TV
    A plug for Vasili

  4. Καλό Πάσχα KTG!

    Καλή Ανάσταση!

  5. Καλό Πάσχα to everyone.
    Here in Kerkyra we have our own way of celebrating!

  6. Κάλο Πάσχα!