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Good Friday celebrated in Tripura
Good Friday celebrated in Tripura
PHOTO : Good friday celebrated at AD Nagar Church. TIWN Pic April 3

AGARTALA, April 3 (TIWN): The Christian community living across the state observed Good Friday on April 3 to mark the forthcoming Easter on April 5. Prayers and rituals were held at all the Churches across the state while special prayer ceremonies arranged till mid night.

Good Friday is observed before Easter Sunday as a religious day on which Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death. It is believed that lord died on Good Friday and resurrected on Easter Sunday. Good Friday is called so because christen believe that Jesus sacrificed his life for humanity and good of everyone. According to the Christians, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion.

His resurrection is celebrated on Easter Day or Easter Sunday (also Resurrection Day or Resurrection Sunday). Easter marks the end of Lent, a forty day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The last week of the Lent is called Holy Week, and it contains Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus.

Easter is followed by fifty­ day period called Eastertide or the Easter Season, ending with Pentecost Sunday. Easter is a moveable feast, meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. It occurs during the spring, in March or April; the method for determining the date of Easter Sunday is complex, based on lunisolar calendar. Easter customs vary across the Christian world, but decorating Easter eggs is a common motif. In the Western world, customs such as egg hunting and Easter Bunny extend from the domain of church, and often have a secular character.

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