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T&T COMMEMORATES THE DEATH OF JESUS

by | Apr 18, 2014

NEWS GRAPHIC 8Christians in Trinidad and Tobago join their counterparts around the world to commemorate the death of Jesus Christ.

According to Christian doctrine Jesus was crucified on the cross, so that followers of the religion will everlasting life.

Good Friday marks the end of the ‘Holy Week’ which culminates in joyful celebration on Easter Sunday.

During the period of Lent Christians fast and give up luxuries as a form of penance; in T&T Christians usually refrain from eating poultry, lamb,beef and goat meat in favor of seafood.

Many believers on the islands will break their fast with a meal of ground provisions and salted fish.

The period of Lent last approximately forty days and nights in remembrance of the time Jesus spent in the wilderness.

Around this time the Jewish community also celebrates the Passover feast in memory of their liberation from slavery in Egypt.

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