Topic: Easter

What does Easter mean to you?

By Wepiha Te Kanawa

As you enjoy your relaxing long Easter weekend, spare a thought for those celebrating it indoors.

The religious holiday dedicated to the resurrection of Jesus Christ is sometimes celebrated with hot cross buns and chocolate Easter eggs but for those associated with a Christian religion, it has a much deeper meaning.

According to Te Kitohi Pīkaahu, “That's okay for those after that kind of thing, but the real spirit of Easter is in a person's faith.”

Pare Hohaia says, “It is through youth camps like this that we gain an understanding about the depth of the faith reinforced, which is Jesus.

Religion or not, many continue to celebrate Easter in their own special way.