Mangaluru, Mar 27, 2016: Easter is being celebrated with traditional enthusiasm and religious fervour in the city and across the district by Christian brethren on March 27, Sunday. The festival marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The celebrations began on March 26, Saturday with Easter Vigil Masses. Thousands of faithful attended the masses in their parishes and lit candles highlighting the victory of light over darkness. There was also the blessing of fire and holy water and blessing of Pascal candle. The devout also chanted psalms and scripture.