Happy Easter from n|e|m|d!
“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.” Janine di Giovanni
In most traditionally Christian countries, there is a ritual religious greeting, called a Paschal greeting, that is commonly heard at Easter: some variation of “Christ is risen!”, to which one responds “He is risen indeed!”. In English this is rarely used as a greeting by strangers outside of a cleaner house church setting. Happy Easter! is a more secular, less religiously loaded greeting, and is used much more commonly in English-speaking countries. Many Eastern European languages do not have an equivalent to “Happy Easter!”, and the paschal greeting is used instead.
Wishing you a Happy Easter and a beautiful weekend with family and friends!