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  Ascension (of Christ) die Himmelfahrt  Ascension Day Christi Himmelfahrt  (40 days after Easter) Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mariä Himmelfahrt  (15. August) Ash Wednesday der Aschermittwoch  The day after Carnival/Mardi Gras ends and when Lent begins also marks the start of the Easter cycle. Aschermittwoch  gets its name from the ashes of burnt palm fronds from the  previous Palm Sunday - used to mark the foreheads of the faithful. - See: Fastnacht Glossary   bunny der Hase  (- n ), das Häschen  (-) Easter bunny der Osterhase  The Osterhase  tradition dates back to a 1678 account by the German medical professor Georg Franck. Carnival, Mardi Gras der Fasching , die Fastnacht , der Karneval  The date for Karneval  or Fasching / Fastnacht  depends on the date for Easter. - See: Fastnacht Glossary chick, baby chicken das Küken  (-) Christ ( der ) Christi , Christus , Christ  ( obs. ) The term Christ/ Christus  comes from the Greek christos for the Hebrew messiah or anointed one ( der Gesalbte ). Christian (  person ) der Christ , die Christin  Christian ( adj. ) christlich  Christianity das Christentum  Christ's grave, tomb das Grab Christi  color, dye (eggs) ( Ostereier ) färben  colored/dyed eggs gefärbte Eier  colorful bunt  cross das Kreuz  (- e ) crucifix das Kruzifix  crucifixion die Kreuzigung  (- en ) crucify kreuzigen  GAME > Hangman: Easter - Ostern     Osterglocken - Daffodils  Click on photo for larger view daffodil die Osterglocke  (- n ) - See photo  decorate, paint (eggs) ( Ostereier ) bemalen , verzieren  decorated eggs bemalte Eier , verzierte Eier  dye, color (eggs) ( Ostereier ) färben  colored/dyed eggs gefärbte Eier   Flowers Glossary  English-German dictionary of floral varieties and  Blumen  Easter das Ostern , das Osterfest  at Easter   an/zu Ostern  on Easter (Day)  an Ostern  Happy Easter! Frohe Ostern!  Happy Easter! Ein frohes Osterfest!  Easter bunny der Osterhase  (- n ) Easter card  die Osterkarte  (- n ) Easter egg das Osterei  (- er ) Easter egg hunt das Ostereiersuchen  Easter holiday, vacation die Osterferien  (pl.) Easter mass die Ostermesse  (- n ) Easter service der Ostergottesdienst  (- e ) Easter Sunday der Ostersonntag  Easter week die Osterwoche  egg das Ei  (- er ) egg hunt das Eiersuchen  egg shell die Eierschale  (- n ) flower die Blume  (- n ) Also see: Flowers Glossary  Good Friday der Karfreitag  The Friday before Easter commemorates the day of Christ's Crucifixion.  OSTERFEIERTAGE DATES - DATEN     Palmsonntag  9. April 2006 Ostern  16. April 2006 Pfingsten  4. Juni 2006 Palmsonntag  1. April 2007 Ostern  8. April 2007 Pfingsten  27. Mai 2007 Palmsonntag  16. März 2008 Ostern  23. März 2008 Pfingsten  11. Mai 2008  Holy Week, Passion Week die Karwoche  (- n ) The week before Easter Sunday.  Osterkarten  - Easter Cards  Send a free German Easter card! Jesus Jesus  (  pron.  YEH-ZUS) Jesus Christ Jesus Christus  Jesus of Nazareth Jesus von Nazareth  Lent, the Lenten season die Fastenzeit  Lent, the 40-day period of fasting ( Fastenzeit ), begins on Ash Wednesday ( Aschermittwoch ) and ends at Easter ( Ostern ). lily die Lilie  (- n ) GAME > Hangman: Easter - Ostern  Mary Magdalene Maria Magdalene   paint, decorate (eggs) ( Ostereier ) bemalen   palm, palm tree die Palme  (- n )  palm frond der Palmwedel  Palm Sunday der Palmsonntag  The Sunday before Easter gets its name from Jesus' entry into Jerusalem ( der Einzug Jesu in Jerusalem ) when palm branches were strewn before him.  paschal festival das Passahfest , das Osterfest  The terms paschal and Passah - are derived from Hebrew Pesach and Greek Pascha - and are related to the Jewish Passover.  paschal lamb das Osterlamm  Pentecost, Whitsun das Pfingsten    More under Whitsun     pope der Papst  Resurrection (of Christ) die Auferstehung    Romans, the die Römer  (  pl. ) Rome ( das ) Rom  Shrove Tuesday der Fastnachtsdienstag , der Faschingsdienstag  See: Fastnacht Glossary  spring der Frühling , das Frühjahr  St. Peter's Square der Petersplatz  Whitsun, Pentecost das Pfingsten  The 50th day after Easter or Passover ( der 50. Tag nach Ostern ). The seventh Sunday (Whitsunday) after Easter commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles ( die Herabkunft des Heiligen Geistes auf die Apostel ). Ash Wednesday Miércoles de Ceniza Easter Pascua Easter break vacaciones de Semana Santa Easter bunny conejito de Pascua Easter egg huevo de Pascua Easter egg hunt búsqueda de huevos de Pascua Easter holiday vacaciones de Semana Santa Easter mass misa de Pascua Easter Saturday Sábado Santo, Sábado de Gloria Easter Sunday Domingo de Pascua, Domingo de Resurrección  basket canasta chocolate egg huevo de chocolate coloured egg huevo de color decorated egg huevo decorado Good Friday Viernes Santo Happy Easter Felices Pascuas Holy Week Semana Santa Lent Cuaresma Lenten Season Cuaresma Palm Sunday Domingo de Ramos Passion of Christ Pasión de Cristo Pentecost Pentecostés Resurrection Resurrección roll rosca
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