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Easter Sunday

Written by Antje on April 24th 2014 20:56

Even though by the time you read this, Easter has passed, I still want to show you the Easter celebration that we had here. Here are my pictures....
 
At church there was a well attended service where we celebrated that Jesus rose from the dead. As you can see, the church was packed and people even sat outside. Because it is now rather warm a “roof” was put up to provide shade.
 
Well attended Easter service
 
People also sat outside during the Easter service
 
You can always find lots of shoes outside the door. In Bangladesh it is the custom to remove your shoes when entering a house and this also applies to the church. There is always a collection of shoes at the door. After such a well attended church service, it can be a challenge to find your own shoes.
 
Shoes outside the door at church
 
Of course, on Easter you dress in your finest. Before the service, 2 of the short termers and my housemate came to ask me for help in putting on their sari. You could say, I put on 4 sari’s that morning.....
 
Dressed in our finest sari
 
We end our Easter celebration with a meal together. As you can see, the guests are seated at tables in a temporary tent and eat with their right hand.
 
Communal Easter meal
 
Here you see where the food is served. In the background, you see the rice stacked high on banana leaves. And this photo was taken after the first half of the people had eaten. So you can imagine how much rice is being eaten!
 
The food of the Easter meal
 
In the afternoon, we had tea with our help. Here you see her 3 daughters and another 2 guests. This is the kitchen, where they use wood or dried leaves as fuel to cook with. The living room and bedroom are not in the picture.
 
Drinking tea at our helps house
 
With the daughters and guests