How young people perceive Easter

Easter holidays are upon us but amidst the festive feasts, the music shows and prayers, young people in Uganda have a different perception about the festivities. Youth Blitz sounded out a few of them and they all understand it differently. Here are their views

Emily Atekat, 24, IT Engineer

For me, Easter is a time of family gatherings and tradition. We go to church and have lunch together. In the evening we go to local music shows or hang out in entertainment places. But I know Easter marks the death and resurrection of Jesus.

Michael Mugabi, 21, boda boda rider

Growing up in a religious household, Easter has always held profound significance for me. It’s a time to reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus and the hope of redemption. Attending church services is important at our home. After we can enjoy.

Sharifah Namubiru, 26, businesswoman

While I am not a Christian, Easter still holds nostalgic moments from my childhood. I enjoy the sense of community and the excuse to rest. But for business people like me it is also one of the times that we make some money because people do a lot of shopping.

David Opio, 28, journalist

Easter for me is less about religious observance and more about celebrating with family and friends. I see it as a time of renewal and rebirth. I like to spend the day outdoors. I plan to go to the beach in Entebbe with friends on Easter Sunday.

Kyomugisha Nadia, 27, housewife

As a parent, Easter takes on a whole new meaning. It’s about creating good memories for my two young children. We play board games, do some baking and engage in fun activities. Seeing the excitement on their faces is what makes Easter special for me.

Alex Muwabe, 34, Pastor

Easter holds a deep spiritual significance for me. It’s a reminder of the cycle of life and death, and the promise of resurrection. Since I am a junior pastor, I spend the day in quiet reflection, meditating on the teachings of Christ and seeking inner peace.

Daniel Oluka, 23, student

I treat Easter with a mix of cultural and personal significance. While I’m not very religious, I appreciate the opportunity to reconnect with my heritage through traditional foods and customs. It’s a time to celebrate my identity and bond with loved ones.

Hannah Musoke, 29, secondary school teacher

Easter has changed for me over the years. As a child, it was all about the food and the prayers. Now, it’s more about introspection and gratitude. I use the holiday as a chance to count my blessings and focus on what truly matters in life like my children and my career.

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