How do Christians in Korea celebrate Easter?


Gyuha Lee

As we celebrate the Easter Season, many Christians around the world are celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Many people have a stereotype that Easter is celebrated only in American culture. However, the true meaning of Easter is to confess our faith that Jesus is truly the Christ of our lives.  He has died on the cross for our sins, resurrected from the dead, and he truly became the Christ. Since the meaning of Christianity is to believe that Jesus is the Christ, the celebration of Easter would apply internationally, not just in America.

We all know that Korea is familiar with United States customs, since many American missionaries came to Korea and gave huge contributions to the nation. This might be the reason why Koreans also celebrate Easter as Christians. Most of the festivals during Easter that are carried out by Christians, seem to be similar to the Americans, for they have learned how to celebrate Easter from Americans. There are a variety of celebrations and events during Easter in Korea.

One major common theme for the Easter celebration is an egg. Many Sunday schools would color eggs with kids, and teach the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The adults often celebrate a feast in Church, serving all members of the church as a whole community. Some Christian churches go out in public, preaching the gospel to the non believers, who do not know the meaning of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As they evangelize, the church community experiences the grace of God, and it promotes Christian unity.