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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Good Friday is here—again!

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Christians around the world celebrate Good Friday. It is usually the Friday preceding Easter Sunday. It is celebrated to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. In most countries in the world, this is usually declared a public holiday so it can be observed properly with friends and family.

In the Gambia however, Good Friday has taken a new connotation as it shows the peaceful and harmonious coexistence that characterizes the relationship between Christians and Muslims, and indeed all other religious denominations in the country.

At this time of the year, everyone can observe the sharing and caring among the people. Friends and family share what we called ‘Naan Mbuuru’ as part of the celebrations. It has become something that many look forward to with longing.

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It is therefore that time when we need to exhibit our virtues of tolerance, sharing and caring spirit. This is a beautiful part of the Gambia that every Gambian should be proud of.

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