Easter in the Spanish-Speaking World
What is la Pascua?
Easter is celebrated during the spring, between the twenty-second of March and the twenty-fifth of April, depending on the lunar cycle. Given that Catholicism is the official religion in many Latin American countries, this holiday holds great significance in many cultures. It is common to attend religious ceremonies each day of la Semana Santa(Holy Week). Many countries have adopted commercial traditions as well, such as holding Easter egg hunts and giving gifts from the Easter Bunny (el conejo de Pascua).
Vocabulary Related to Easter
The table below lists a few vocabulary words that are related to Easter:
|el dulceo el caramelo||candy|
|¡Felices Pascuas!o ¡Feliz Pascua!||Happy Easter!|
Looking for a reason to celebrate? Take a look at these articles about holidays and festivals in the Spanish-speaking world!