Prayers, painted eggs and feasts mark Easter Sunday

March 23rd, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Christians in the Indian capital attended mass at churches on Easter Sunday followed by sumptuous meals. But eggs of various sizes and forms were the highlight of elaborately decorated tables at homes. A joyous occasion, Easter marks the end of the period of Lent or suffering and comes after Good Friday, when Jesus Christ was believed to have been crucified. Easter celebrates the resurrection of Christ.

“After fasting and mourning on Good Friday, Easter calls for a grand celebration. This day is therefore looked forward to by all, especially children who dress up in all their finery and have a fun filled day,” Ashley Jonathan of Nagaland who lives here told IANS.

Easter celebrations began at 3 a.m. as Christ is said to have been resurrected at the break of dawn. After the mass, daylong celebrations and feasting follow.

“Duck roasts and at times turkey roasts as well, meat pies, apple souffl

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