Easter is celebrated across the board in Ghana. It is celebrated by both Christians and non-Christians alike, but each group has its own interpretation and activities to mark the occasion.
For Christians, the celebration starts well before Palm Sunday, but
Palm Sunday is the largest, most widely known event before Easter. Palm
Sunday marks Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem before His
crucifixion, death and resurrection. It is important to Christians all
over the world, and Ghana is no exception.
In Ghana, Palm Sunday is celebrated by various church
congregations with processions through some principal streets. Paraders
wave palm branches and handkerchiefs and sing “Hosanna!
The next important day of the Easter season for Ghanaian Christians
is Good Friday. Nearly everyone tries to attend church on Good Friday
because they believe that their sins from the year are crucified on the
cross with the Son of God.
In most orthodox churches, men and women are dressed in dark-color
mourning clothes and are in solemn moods. Many people attend church
services only this one time during the year.