Really Easter

By comparison, we Americans are not very serious about celebrating Easter.

Here in Ghana, many start the celebration 40 days before Good Friday with a dawn to dusk fast with water allowed. The fast is broken on Good Friday with a celebration. Good Friday and the Monday after Easter are both official holidays, giving a long weekend. So many churches organize “conventions” where church members travel to a “camp” for a few days of meetings, prayer and worship. It sounds like the old-fashioned “revival camp meetings” which used to be widespread in the USA.

For those who do not go to conventions, there are services on Good Friday and on Easter in most churches.

Worshiping on Palm Sunday in Tamale

Worshiping on Palm Sunday in Tamale