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.
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 🙂