ISLAMABAD- Christian Community of Islamabad, like rest of the country, is celebrating Easter with religious fervour and enthusiasm today (Sunday). On the occasion, religious celebrations would be held in churches where special prayers would be offered for peace in the country and the world. Former federal minister and renowned Christian leader J Salik, while talking to TheNation, said that only prayers would be offered during the Easter and there would be no celebrations because of the security situation. Major celebrations would be held at Saint Thomas Church, G-7/2 and Fatima Perish Roman Catholic Church, F-8/2, while Christian community living in slums would also celebrate the festival in their respective colonies. Festivities regarding the Easter celebrations started Saturday. In this connection, a cake cutting ceremony was observed in Ministry of Minorities Affairs, where Federal Minister for Minority Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti was the chief guest while a large number of PPP activist were present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, the minister said the PPP government was committed to provision of equal rights to the minorities, as, he said, was visualized by Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. Easter is an important annual religious feast in the Christian liturgical year. According to Christian scripture, Jesus was resurrected from the dead three days after his crucifixion. Many Christian denominations celebrate this resurrection on Ester Day, two days after Good Friday. Easter falls at Sunday between late March and late April each year, following the cycle of the moon. After several centuries of disagreement, all churches accepted the computation of the Alexandrian Church that Easter is the first Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon, which is the first moon whose 14th day is on or after March 21.