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Easter celebrations continue amid bonfires, gift trades

21 Apr 2019, 02:51 ( 4 Months ago)

DF Report
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Easter Sunday will be observed all over the country today as many parts of the globe commemorating the religious believe of Christian community about Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead after his crucifixion.

According to Christianity, Easter culminates the passion of Jesus which is preceded by the season of Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer and penance.

People from all strata already started to celebrate the holidays from Friday as per the schedule.

The celebrations were already started from Good Friday in various manners including lighting of bonfires, wearing new Easter clothes and exchanging gifts and greeting cards.

Easter bonfires were lit on Saturday at many places particularly in the capital and adjoining areas. Bonfire originated from an old belief of turning the witches aside.

Different organisations arranged  various programmes on Saturday evening where the children wear special Easter dress and visited door to door with the greetings of the Easter and found receiving gifts from the people.

Easter Day is being celebrated in the Christian world as a festival marking Jesus rose from the dead and lives forever. Jesus had told his followers before his arrest that he would be crucified and on the third day he would rise from the dead. Sunday was the third day from the Good Friday.