4 African rituals during Easter holidays

4 African rituals during Easter holidays

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Africans usually attend church service every day for four days, starting on Thursday before Good Friday (when Jesus died) and ending on Easter Sunday (when he resurrected). These services or Easter vigils as described by some African traditions are often filled with prayer, singing of hymns, Bible verse readings, and so on. In Ethiopia, most people look stunning in their best clothes, usually the dazzling white traditional dress during the season. Similarly, in many other African countries like Ghana, many Christians reserve their special white clothing for the Easter Sunday church service or throughout the season, while others choose black clothing for the Good Friday service to symbolize mourning.

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: April 18, 2019

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