Easter is one of the most festive events among Christians worldwide. Usually, Easter celebrations start after Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline in preparation for Easter, has been observed.

This Sunday known as Easter Sunday, commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death, as written in the Christian bible and many Christians worldwide celebrate Easter with special church services, music, candlelight, flowers and the ringing of church bells.

Forget Easter eggs, bunnies, pretzels and hot cross buns, Easter is really a time in which Christians  meditate and spend time with God. Obviously, this isn’t a one-size-fits-all endeavor, so how someone chooses to celebrate Easter is a very individual decision.

To get a better idea of how people will be celebrating this year, we asked a few beauties making strides in the world of modeling what they have planned, and why they are choosing to celebrate Easter. And , yes, models celebrate Easter too, in case you were wondering.


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Name:

Akele Ruth

Current Location:

Berlin

Why do you celebrate Easter:

I believe in the resurrection of Christ which births a new beginning for me as a Christian, that’s why I celebrate Easter.

How are you celebrating this year:

I intend to have dinner with a few friends and they’ll be trying out Nigerian dishes for the first time!


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Name:

Ayobami Okekunle

Current Location:

London

Why do you celebrate Easter:

It’s a special day for me, a day Jesus rose from the dead and gave us (Christians) hope to live again.

How are you celebrating this year:

I won’t be celebrating this year as I’ll be working during this period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name:

Rebecca Fabunmi

Current Location:

Lagos

Why do you celebrate Easter:

I celebrate Easter because its a family norm. Personally, I don’t have a reason for celebrating it.

How are you celebrating this year:

I won’t be celebrating Easter this year as I’ll be working at a fashion show.

 

 


 

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Name:

Favour Jacqueline

Current Location:

Lagos

Why do you celebrate Easter:

I’m Christian, so, just like Christmas and other christian festivities, I partake. Also, it is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, a fulfillment of God’s promise to us as Christians, which is why I celebrate it.

How are you celebrating this year:

I’ll definitely be eating and sharing this Easter!


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Name:

Olamide Ogundele

Current Location:

New York

Why do you celebrate Easter:

It’s basically a random day for me personally because I’m usually away from home during this period.

How are you celebrating this year:

I’ll be home surfing the internet and doing some personal work.


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Name:

Chidera Udeh

Current Location:

Lagos

Why do you celebrate Easter:

I celebrate Easter because its the most significant celebration in the life of a christian as it marks the death and resurrection of Christ.

How are you celebrating this year:

This Sunday is show packed and I’ve received a couple of invitations, so, I’ll be spending my Easter attending these shows.


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Name:

Faith Johnson

Current Location:

Lagos

Why do you celebrate Easter:

I don’t think there’s any significant reason for me, I just celebrate it.

How are you celebrating this year:

I always celebrate Easter with family and friends and though I’m not exactly sure as yet what I’ll be doing this year, I’d just love to chill, see a movie or two, eat out withthe ones I love.


 

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Name:

Ifeoma B. Nwobu

Current Location:

Lagos

Why do you celebrate Easter:

I celebrate Easter because it is one of the most significant periods in Christianity – it marks the period in which Jesus exhibited the greatest form of love which was giving up his life for me and everyone else.

How are you celebrating this year:

I’ll be spending my time with him in prayer and thanksgiving. Later on, I may visit the beach with a friend or two and then go back to studying for upcoming school tests.


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Name:

Eniola Abolarin

Current Location:

Lagos

Why do you celebrate Easter:

Easter is a very important period for me as a christian.

How are you celebrating this year:

Unfortunately, I won’t be celebrating Easter this year because I’ll be working at the Arise fashion week. However, I am looking forward to next year’s Easter!


 

 

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Name:

Tolulope Balogun

Current Location:

Lagos

Why do you celebrate Easter:

For me, it’s a time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and also a time to be merry with family and friends.

How are you celebrating this year:

I’m off to the club on Friday and then I’ll hang with my siblings on Saturday. The rest of the celebration will be done with my parents at home.


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Name:

Uju Marshall

Current Location:

Lagos

Why do you celebrate Easter:

Well, the essence of Easter should be a way of life and not a seasonal thing.

How are you celebrating this year:

I’ll be working all through Easter at the Arise Fashion week.

 

 


 

Name:

Queen Onyemaechi

Current Location:

New York

Why do you celebrate Easter:

I celebrate Easter because it is a period dedicated to the resurrection of Christ.

How are you celebrating this year:

I’ll be spending time with my family and friends!


 Name:

Elizabeth Ayodele

Current Location:

Barcelona

Why Do You Celebrate Christmas:

I celebrate Easter because I believe in Jesus Christ.

How Will You Be Celebrating This Year:

Since I won’t be with my family, I’ll be spending it alone. Depending on the weather, I’ll most likely be exploring the city, or I’ll be netflix and chilling in my room. I guess it’s not much of  a celebration for me.