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Why is Easter celebrated in India?

Easter is an important holiday for Christians around the world, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But did you know that Easter is also celebrated in India? Although India is primarily a Hindu country, there is also a sizable Christian minority, accounting for about 2.3 percent of the population. These communities, found mainly in southern and north-eastern India, celebrate Easter as an important religious holiday.

The origins of the Christian faith in India date back to the 1st century when the Apostle Thomas was evangelising in southern India. Christians in India today belong to various churches including the Roman Catholic Church, the Syro-Malabar Church and the Syro-Malankara Church.

While Easter in India is generally celebrated similarly to other countries, there are some unique customs and traditions that are specific to the country. For example, in Kerala, a state in southern India, there is a traditional procession called "Easter Kanjeevaram" where believers in traditional dresses parade through the streets handing out sweet puddings to the poor and needy.

Overall, the celebration of Easter in India shows the diversity of the country and the people's ability to respect and celebrate different cultures and traditions. Although it is a small portion of the population that celebrates Easter, the importance of this holiday is as important to these communities as it is to Christians around the world.

Easter is finally here again on April 9th, 2023 and we have come up with something special for our Easter guests at the AMRIT in Berlin: Our spicy "Mutton Masala" for €16.90 is a perfect combination of tender lamb and aromatic spices. It's accompanied by our signature cocktails, Egg Nog Smashed Chocolate and Minty Strawberry Blast, which will make your taste buds dance. Of course there is also our normal menu at Easter.