Read on to know about Easter traditions and celebration in India.
Even though the Christian population in India constitutes a minuscule
2.5% of the total populace, the festival of Easter is celebrated with
fanfare and religious vigor. Christians all over the country, especially
in Mumbai, Goa and the Northeastern states, make elaborate arrangements
for Easter festivities. Worshippers throng the churches for special
prayers and rituals.
Easter celebration in India dates back to the British colonial yoke in
India. Moreover, there are influences of the Portuguese and French rule
in some parts of the country. During Easter, Easter eggs and bunnies are
sold in stores, and people exchange these items with each other.
Good Friday is a compulsory public holiday declared by the government