Easter In India; How We Celebrate It
Posted on 31st March 2015
Easter isn't only celebrated in the UK but all over the world. It is one of the most significant festivals in the Christian calendar and marks the beginning of the spring season. Each country has its own traditions including delicious traditional foods and ceremonies to celebrate the festive season. Easter celebrations in India date back to the pre-independence period. Even though the Christian population in India is only 2.5%, Easter is celebrated with great fanfare and religious vigour. The celebration of Easter in India commences with Lent and ends with Easter Sunday. Christians all over the country, especially in Mumbai, Goa, and the North-eastern states make extravagant arrangements for Easter festivities.
Goa is one of the best Easter holiday destinations in India as they celebrate it with street plays, songs, dances and carnivals. Most Christian households will bake Easter cakes for their loved ones as well as exchanging colourful lanterns. It is also very common for the Holy Cross to be exchanged by friends and relatives, once the church service is over.
Besides all of the fun there is also traditional food too! One of the most traditional dishes is the Pesaha Appam, unleavened speciality bread served on Passover night of Maundy Thursday. It is traditionally served with Paal, a coconut based dip.
It sounds like India really knows how to celebrate Easter! If you fancy enjoying some delicious Indian cuisine this Easter, why not pay us a visit? To book a table, simply contact us on 0207 229 2115.