Easter celebration in Hosur
Church bells rang at midnight to mark the start of Easter celebration in Hosur.
Easter is the time, Christians remember the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. They believe that Jesus, who they believe was the son of God, died for everyone’s wrong-doings and then came back to life three days later to defeat death and evil: so if you believe in Him you will live forever in Heaven.
The Passover festival dates from about 4,000 years ago when Jewish people remember that God saved them from slavery in Egypt. Jesus was a Jew and so celebrated the Passover. Passover takes place in the first month of the Jewish New Year (14-15 of the month of Nisan). The Jewish calendar follows the cycle of the moon, so the date changes a bit every year.
The first Jewish Christians added Easter celebrations to the Passover festival and because Jesus rose from the dead on a Sunday, so Easter Day became the first Sunday after Passover.
Midnight mass was conducted in Roman Catholic churches in Hosur, CSI Churches, Luthren Churches and other Christian churches.
Easter is the very important religious festival for Christians. The festival starts with Ash Wednesday, followed by Palm Sunday, Monty Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
Christians used to fast for 40 days starting from Ash Wednesday till Easter Sunday.
In Hosur, they keep away non vegetarian, addiction habits like drinking, smoking and other evil practices during these fasting days.