Easter is celebrated in remembrance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It marks the end of the forty days of the fasting period, also known as Lent. Easter also concludes the Holy Week comprising Holy Thursday, representing Jesus’ last supper, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The Easter Vigil begins in the late hours of Saturday itself, whereas Easter Sunday sets the people in a joyous mood.
For Christians, Easter is just as important as Christmas. It symbolises renewing hope and joy and thus becomes the very foundation of their faith. To experience the true spirit of Easter, here is a list of places you can travel to in India..
Besides Hinduism, Christianity is a major religion in Goa. The churches of Goa are a rich blend of different cultures. They give spiritual comfort to people coming from all parts of the world. Therefore, Easter celebrations in Goa are celebrated with much pomp and enthusiasm. Mass processions are organised in every church, but most of the crowd visits Panjim’s “ The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. Once the cross is venerated, it is carried through the streets, and people mourn Jesus’ sacrifice and suffering.
Meat plays an essential role in the Easter feast. Sorpotel is a dish commonly eaten every Easter. While travelling in Goa at the time of Easter, you can relish the taste of this festive food with your loved ones.
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In Mumbai, Easter is celebrated with great gusto. Iconic churches such as the Mount Mary Basilica in Bandra or Afghan Church in Colaba hold masses and give inspiring sermons. However, when it comes to feasting, Mumbai leaves no stone unturned. Several restaurants, cafes and hotels offer authentic and unconventional Easter delicacies. You can also visit Easter Parties organised throughout the city and enjoy some good food and games.
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Easter is majorly celebrated in Thrissur, Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam during Easter. The end of Lent, Good Friday and Easter are celebrated in all churches. Additionally, the morning and evening mass prayers are performed in the churches to put you in a celebratory mood. You can visit famous churches such as St. Alphonsa’s Church and Malayattoor Church and receive spiritual solace. Not only this, but you can also go top sightseeing in Kochi and find several shops with Easter-themed gifts, goodies, delicacies, and meals.
Apart from enjoying the Easter festivities, you can spend your leisure time in fine homestays and heritage accommodations. You can book your OYO family hotels in Kochi online and enjoy their luxurious views and facilities. Furthermore, you can also book a Cherai Beach OYO hotel to enjoy the grove views and see dolphins. Or stay near the railway station if you are a frequent traveller.
The port city sets the mood for Easter. The Anglo-Indian community here celebrates with dance, music and tasty food. To become a part of the festivities, you can visit places like Soldierpet and Gnanapuram. You can see the famous churches here and enjoy the dainties while children offer Easter eggs to others. The Easter Ball in Vizag brings people together to waltz and foxtrot, and celebrate the occasion to the fullest.
You can stay in Premium family hotels in Visakhapatnam at a pocket-friendly price. You can choose Flagship hotels close to a church at prime locations, such as the OYO VRK Residency, to make the most of Easter in Vizag. You can also opt for other hotels near beaches for a fantastic view and time in Vizag.
The Christian population in Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Nagaland celebrates Easter in their unique way. The people of Shillong, a hill station in Meghalaya dance and sing folk tunes. Many choirs and sermons are held across multiple churches, and candlelight marches occur. Easter is believed to be an auspicious occasion for getting newborns baptised.
In Nagaland, people read the testaments and help the needy, making the day memorable and blessed. Mizoram has its own Salvation Army that wakes people on Easter morning. Once the mass service finishes, egg hunts are organised, and people busy themselves with dance, music and food.
Shillong, also known as the “Abode of Clouds” has always been a popular destination during Easter celebrations in North East states. You can do a lot of top sightseeing in Shillong and enjoy the lush greenery, or fill your lungs with air pollution-free. And for an equally impressive and hygienic stay, choose one of the OYO family hotels in Shillong. Whether visiting nationally or internationally, you can find homestays and hotels to suit your preference.
All essential amenities are provided with fantastic hospitality by the staff. Choose a stay according to your budget and at prime locations that can help you enjoy Easter to its fullest.
While the concept of Easter Eggs and the Easter Bunny has no religious connections, they symbolise new life and rebirth. The egg-hunting games are loved by young and adults alike, making the occasion even more joyous. You can travel to the places mentioned above and stay at OYO hotels to experience Easter at its best in India.
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