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Let’s Learn Some Spanish Easter Words

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If you study Spanish for Beginners and are enjoying your lessons, you will be happy to expand your vocabulary.

In this period of the year, Easter is the most important event in Spain.

People do celebrate this religious festivity all the week between Palm Sunday and Easter, the so called Semana Santa.

So let’s see some useful Easter vocabulary to learn!

Miércoles de ceniza –> Ash Wednesday

Pascua –> Easter

Lunes de Pascua –> Easter Monday

Semana Santa –> Holy Week

Viernes Santo –> Holy Friday

Domingo de Palmera –> Palm Sunday

One of the most important traditions is the procession that takes place on Sunday before Easter, Palm Sunday.

La procesión –> The procession

La cruz de guía –> the cross that guides the procession

La imagen –> The image of the Virgin, Jesus or a Saint (or the statue carried during the procession)

Los tambores –> Drums

Brotherhoods play an important role during the Holy Week, especially during the procession.

They wear some typical clocks and hoods, carry a statue of Jesus Christ and often chains to flagellate themselves.

Hermandad/Cofradía –> Brotherhood

El penitente –> The penitent

Flagelar –> Flog

Cadenas –> Chains

Capucha –> Hood

Estandarte –> Flag

There are also traditions related to the Easter meal.

Ayunar –> Fast

Cordero –> Lamb

Cordero asado –> Roasted lamb

Salsa –> Gravy

El postre –> Dessert

Arroz con leche –> Rice pudding

Flan de vanila –> Vanille pudding

Pestiños –> fried dough with honey on top, a typical Easter sweet

Roscos fritos –> Fried doughnuts

Vino tinto –> Red wine

And there are some symbols of Easter, for example:

Conejito de Pascua –> Easter bunny

Huevo de Pascua –> Easter egg

So many new words to learn!

Now you are ready to celebrate Easter in the Spanish way!

And if you want to learn more, check our online resources or watch some lovely video tutorials from our Youtube Channel.

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