Auguri di Pasqua

April 3, 2015 / Events

easter1Hardly an interaction with someone occurs today without a heartfelt exchange of wishes. Auguri di Pasqua (Easter wishes) are exchanged across the board. Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Pasqua, and then Pasquetta (little Easter, on Monday) make this a long holiday weekend, meaning everything closes, which means you won’t be running into people much (except family of course) until Tuesday.

Of course traditions vary across the board. In Rome for example, prepare for days of asparagus, artichokes, boiled eggs and frittata of all kinds, ricotta and other cheeses, torta pasquale, olives, lamb, and cold-cuts ad infinitum. Of course wine, and for this occasion chocolate as well (in the shape of eggs, mainly), round out the “diet”.

While we all have different traditions, ItalianNotebook would like to wish everyone auguri for Pasqua and for the start of Pesach too! May you spend this weekend and these (hopefully!) warm days of spring joyously, with your family and loved ones close by.



by GB Bernardini

Editor, Italian Notebook

51 Responses to “Auguri di Pasqua”

  1. Penny Ewles-Bergeron
    Penny Ewles-Bergeron

    Auguri di Pasqua GB! Thanks for all the splendid notes.

  2. Donna Stout

    LOVED the delightful article and the beautiful pictures……as always!

  3. Thanks for the note, I didn’t get a chance to see it on Easter. Accept my delayed Auguri di Buona Pasqua.

  4. John & Laura Conigliaro

    Also, thank you for the note….we also didn ‘t get a chance to see it on Easter. Hope you had a lovely Auguri di Buona Pasqua!

  5. Evanne

    Auguri di Pasqua, dear G. B. We’re fixing abbacchio brodetato, that traditional Pasqua dish and so happy to be living here in bella Italia!

  6. Buona Pasqua GB!!! See you on the other side and don’t forget to take the foil off those chocolate eggs before eating.

  7. Mille grazie for the pictures and note. Here in the USA/Chicago area many still infuse our Italian heritage in the holiday. Will be making our family Easter Calzone (ricotta, sausages, etc)along with many other Italian migrated bread and sweets recipes! Bouna Pasqua to all!

  8. Happy Easter, Prospera Pascha sit, Buona Pasqua, Felices Pascuas! Joyeuses Pasques, Frohe Ostern.

    Constructive criticism-Rome, with more than 300 beautiful parishes, on the occasion of Easter, the holiest day on the calendar for 2.1 billion Christians worldwide, I was hoping for a new note.

  9. Auguri di Pasqua a tutti!
    Grazie, caro GB for another lovely note and the delicious photos – may I lick the computer screen?!
    So wishing I was in Italy for this holiday – it embraces you with Easter delights…maybe next year.
    And I am so delighted to be a part of this community!

  10. Patricia Hogan

    Dear GB.

    Thank you for the good wishes. Auguri di Pasqua to you too!!

    Hope you get a lot of chocolate eggs!!!


  11. Tina Di Biase

    Buona Pasqua a tutti Non mangiate troppe uova

    Tina e Franz

  12. umberto levrini

    auguri di pasqua ,happy new beginnings -we have a pope-and a great Passover to all our jewish italian friend

  13. Auguri anche a lei GB.
    In the background noticed some of the same chocolate bunnies I bought for my nipotini.

  14. Please allow the Easter season to bring prayer into our hearts and allow us to be proactive towards world peace. There are many areas on earth to be concerned about but at the moment my prayers are (also) with Syria. Heartbreaking! Pax et Bonum to all!

  15. Pat Carney Ceccarelli
    Pat Carney Ceccarelli

    Sending wishes to our editor, GB and all the contributors and readers for a real spring time for renewal and looking forward to enjoyment of this special bright corner that is italiannotebook!

  16. Angela Finch

    Dear GB

    I so enjoy your notes. Thank you.

    Here in England winter is still with us. We are told that the Jetstream is stuck more south than it should be letting in this very cold wind from Siberia.

    Your note from a warmer Italy is very welcome


  17. Pru Bell-Davies

    Just back from celebrating a memorable Pasqua in Napoli…feeling very well fed from all the wonderful Neapolitan Easter goodies and ‘Gay Odin’ chocolate egg. A fantastic return to our favourite place in the world where we spent 4 incredible years

  18. Pat Carney Ceccarelli
    Pat Carney Ceccarelli

    And A huge Auguri to our outstanding editor, GB! Loved the photos. Going out now to buy some chocolate eggs! Auguri to all you Italian Notebook readers!

  19. Ronnie Sherman

    Auguri to all the Italian Notebook readers and staff members. Grazie mille for including us Jewish readers in your good wishes for this holiday season.

  20. Nancy Giuffrida

    Buona Pasqua. I love the photographs. Memories of childhood :)

  21. Josephine Montana Mudge

    Thank you and Happy Easter to you. I always forward Italian Notebook to my great-grandsons who enjoy receiving it as much as I do.

  22. Your writing, GB, and the photos are always so artfully done. Thanks for reminding us to enjoy the holidays with family and hope that you do the same!

  23. Shirley Coppock

    Thank You. May You and Yours also have a Blessed Easter as we celebrate Christ’s Resurrection.

  24. Buona Pasqua a tutti and thank you for including your Jewish readers in your post:)

  25. Susan Caracciolo Keane

    Buona Pasqua to all who celebrate Easter, and a Happy Passover to our dear Jewish friends!
    Have already started baking this early morning; pizza grana, pizza rustica and a bunny cake for the children :-)

  26. Pat Carney Ceccarelli
    Pat Carney Ceccarelli

    And to you too, dear Editor and to your lady and to all the special clan of Italian Notebook readers and contributors. Happy new beginnings!

  27. We wre in Italy a few years ago around Easter. I could not beleive the displays of Easter candy in the windows. Reminded me of Easter in out Italian neghiborhood. As did your pictures. Buona Pasqua!

  28. Barbara

    Please don’t keep us in suspense. What IS the shop? It is the essence of chocolate in Rome.

  29. marianna raccuglia

    Happy Easter, Guys! I love every column-keep it going

  30. sylvia ross

    Grazie tanto per l’auguri a tutti per la pasqua, specialmente della communita dei ebrei per la pasqua dei ebrei….Pesach.


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