which falls in April is a major religious festival for the Christians in
Kerala. This solemn celebration of the resurrection of Christ is
undertaken with religious fervour by Christians of all sects. Unlike
Christmas with its festive mood, Easter has a ritualistic sobriet.
The abstinence period of 50 days preceding Easter known as 'Lent', the Pal Sunday celebrations, the Holy Week comprising Maundy Thursday, good Friday and Easter, are all part of the celebrations.