Madagascar is around seventy-five percent Christian so it’s not surprising that Easter Monday is an official public holiday in this island nation.
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In fact, Easter is the most prominent of all Christian holidays in Madagascar, even more festively celebrated than is Christmas.
The central focus in Madagascar at Easter time is not to do with Easter bunnies and chocolate but is on the belief in the Resurrection of Jesus. Attending church services on Easter Sunday morning is the most important Easter tradition. After church, people head home to enjoy a big family meal.
On Easter Monday, going on a family picnic is a common activity. People will also attend small fairs where they can buy goods, snacks, and just enjoy the time of relaxation.