Easter Comes But Once a Year: Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations, and for vocal music such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach Revival, he has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.
Easter Comes But Once a Year: Johann Sebastian Bach
Easter comes but once a year
But when it does, we all know its here
Children filling themselves with chocolate
Dad’s down the pub for a pint of beer!
We go to the church for the wine and bread
Dad’s half asleep, and jerking his head
Baby sister is here too, munching away
On the free Easter egg that the Priest gave us today!
But remember we must, that the Lord died for us
And ascended into heaven to give us fresh lives
For each and every one of us!
∼ ‘Easter Comes But Once a Year’ poem by Johann Sebastian Bach
Easter is celebrated all over India, although some states celebrate it with much enthusiasm and vigor. These few mentioned states consist of about 60% of the total Christian population which India harbors.
Kerala has a sizable amount of Christian worshippers. After the Sunday morning mass, they are allowed to eat non-vegetarian food, consumption of alcohol and celebrate the merry occasion.
Sunday is spent with a traditional Easter breakfast, which is then followed by dinner with family and friends and the consumption of local delicacies like appam, meat and stew, and the famous egg curry, and baked bananas are all devoured by young and old alike.
In Tamil Nadu, people come from all walks of life to celebrate the joy and the festival of Easter. Special masses and services are held for all the people.
North East States
The three states of Mizoram, Nagaland, and Meghalaya have a sizable Christian population. This is how Easter is celebrated in the North East:
Meghalaya celebrates Easter during midnight by singing folk songs and dancing.
The church has special programs appointed throughout the day, like church choirs, the Easter sermons, and a special Sunrise Service. Candlelight marches take place in all churches; wherein everyone lights candles in a way expressing their joy to Lord Jesus. Even baptisms of newborn babies and Easter egg hunts take place,
People report to the church on Easter Sunday where all the events like Vigil service and reading from the testaments (old / new) are held. Initiatives are taken up to help the poor and needy and make their day special and blessed as well, by the local people.
Mizoram has it is Salvation army involved with its band waking up the people of Mizoram in the morning. The Christians fast in tribute of Lord Jesus Christ and the life he sacrificed for his people. The normal church services take place and people dance and enjoy local folk tunes, celebrating Easter with much love.