Aizawl: Good Friday was observed in all parts of Christian-dominated Mizoram with religious fervour and enthusiasm by different churches to mark and commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
This is the first Good Friday being observed open door after the opening of churches in the state.
Last year, Good Friday was observed in close door due the nation-wide lockdown imposed to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
All government offices, educational institutions and commercial banks were closed as the government declared public holiday to mark the sanctity of the day.
Special church services were held in churches of different Christian denominations. The Roman Catholic Church held a mass and Good Friday procession in their respective local churches to mark the occasion.
Apart from worship services, holy communion was also organised by different churches to adhere to the commandment of Jesus, who instructed his disciple to do it just a night before his crucifixion.
However, congregational service, known as Zaikhawm, which forms an integral part of Good Friday celebrations, could not be held due to COVID-19 protocols.
In some rural villages, community feasts were organised to observe the crucifixion of Christ.