I am not Catholic but I use Lā Pākoa. In fact everyone I know who refers to Easter in Hawaiian uses Lā Pākoa. It is either that or Ka lā i hoʻāla hou ai ka Haku (the day the Lord has risen). Which would you choose? I rest my case. I go for path of least resistance most of the time. Can you guess what the word Pākoa means? Give it a try. And the answer shall be revealed below.
Hauʻoli Lā Pākoa – Happy Easter.
E noho ana au ma ka hale ma ka Lā Pākoa – I am going to stay home on Easter.
ʻO kēia ka lā i hoʻāla hou ai ka Haku – Today is the day the Lord has risen.
Answer: Passover (Did you get it?)
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