Thursday, April 13, 2006

Christianity is a major religion in Gabon : more than 40% of Gabonese are Christians. So, like England, Gabonese people celebrate Easter day. Easter is the time when Gabonese Christians remember the last week of Jesus' life. It's also time for students' holidays.

Easter usually comes in the month of April. However, its date changes every year because it is fixed according to the moon. Therefore, Easter is the first Sunday after the Full Moon that occurs on or after March 21st. In my country, Easter Holy week lasts from six days.

During Easter Sunday, some gabonese Christians go to mass. When they come, they firstly light a new fire outside the church on Sunday morning. Secondly, they attend to Easter eucharist and baptisms.

Unfortunatly, They don't offer any gift.


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