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Thousands of Kenyans mark the beginning of the Easter period

25, Mar 2016

It's that time of the year when many people's thoughts turn to chocolate, egg hunts, bunnies but most important, the resurrection of Jesus. And for many, the first holiday weekend of the year - with four straight days off work - will also be appealing. During this Good Friday or Holy Friday the Christian community, in Kenya spend most of their mornings in church as they remember the day Christ was crucified. In Nairobi’s Family Basilica Church a procession crowd walks to mark the beginning of the long 4 day Easter weekend. For the catholic culture, processions are an intimate part of the spiritual life, which dates back to Jewish roots. Catholic processions are a type of pilgrimage first undertaken by the Jews to represent important historical events, in this case Easter.