Easter Festival in India

Easter is the celebration of Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead after His crucifixion which took place on what is now termed Good Friday.

The celebrations of Easter in India commence with Lent and culminate with Easter Sunday. Christians all over the country, especially in Mumbai, Goa and the Northeastern states, all go through a lot of elaborate arrangements for Easter. Devotees throng the churches for special prayers and rituals on day of Easter Sunday. Although people do not decorate Easter eggs in India, they are well aware of the oldest tradition of the festival and hence, make it a point to purchase beautifully decorated Easter eggs from the stores and give them as presents for their children. During the festival, Easter bunnies are also sold in the stores. As a part of the festivities, people exchange gift items with each other.