Easter is regarded as the most important holy day by Christians, and in Togo it is celebrated with a holiday on Easter Monday.
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The date of the holiday changes each year based on the centuries-old calculations that determine the Christian Ecclesiastical Calendar, such that the date of Easter Sunday can be anytime between 22 March and 25 April.
Around 40 percent of residents of Togo are Christians, including both Catholics and Protestants. Traditions came from France, Britain, and Germany originally, but today, the church is fully indigenous.
With the rest of the Christian world, Togo Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Christ from the dead on Easter Sunday. Since urbanisation is recent and incomplete, it is common for people to return to smaller, rural villages to celebrate Easter Week with their relatives, who still live there.
There is also a lot of public singing, dancing, and bands. Crowds may walk around the city early on Easter Morning. Catholics tend to attend Easter vigils on Saturday night, while many Protestants and Evangelicals attend sunrise services on Sunday. Everyone enjoys spending quality time with friends and family and eating their full of Easter vittles after service, however.
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