How Do You Say Happy Easter in German?

It's just a few days before Easter now so many German students of mine wonder how to wish someone "happy Easter" in German. Here is my answer.


For festive holidays such as Easter and Christmas, we normally use the adjective "froh" which translates as "happy" or "merry" and combine it with the noun for the occasion. In short, when we want to wish someone happy Easter we say "frohe Weihnachten!"


"April, April" is what Germans say when they fooled you on the 1st of April as I did just now 🤪 Did you fall for it? "Weihnachten" is the German word for Christmas, whereas "Ostern" is Easter 😅


Also frohe Ostern an alle! Happy Easter everyone!


P.S: We're not there yet and I personally am not prepared to think about winter, but in case you're wondering: we would also say "frohe Weihnachten" to wish someone "merry Christmas".


On our German language blog, you will find posts on how to structure sentences in German using tekamolo, on the conjugation of regular and irregular verbs in the present tense in German, the rules on the perfekt tense in German, on how to use nicht and kein in German, an explanation of German pronouns generally and mir vs. mich in particular, we teach you how to use viel and viele, separable verbs in German, on relative clauses in German, the difference between language levels from a1 to c2, on how to master verbs with prepositions in German, a review of online German dictionaries, and my answer to the question if it is possible to learn German in one year. There, you will also find our top 5 tips on how to improve your German and on how to avoid the most common mistakes in the German language, how to say Happy Mother’s Day in German.

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