Easter Celebrations in Mexico and India

In strongly Catholic Mexico, celebrating with cholocates and the Easter Bunny is not as popular as it is with their neighbours to the North - United States and Canada.  Instead, most of the coutnry observes the Semana Santa or "Holy Week" holidays, which are Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Saturday of Glory and Easter Sunday (or Resurrection Day).  This means the majority of families follow the ritual of abstaining from meat on Fridays between Ash Wedensday and Good Friday.

This ritual is popular in India too, where Christian families give up meat and other special foods during Lent.  some even give up their recreational activities.  The money saved from giving up these luxuries is put aside in a little box or earthen pot to be offered on Easter Day at the local church.

Jo-Anne Larre

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