The Leadership of NAPTOSA wishes members and their families rest and peace over the vacation period. The Union appreciates the dedication that our members have shown to the education of the youth of South Africa.
In particular NAPTOSA wishes its Christian and Jewish members a blessed time as you commemorate your respective holy days. May this be a time of peace, reflection and strengthening of your faith.
Christian: Good Friday and Easter Sunday
Easter takes place on a Sunday, after the 40-day period called Lent. Lent is referred to as a time of fasting, but participants focus more on giving up one significant indulgence. Holy Week is the celebrated during the week leading up to Easter. It begins on Palm Sunday, continues to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and then finally, Easter Sunday.
Jewish: Pesach (Passover)
Passover commemorates the Biblical story of Exodus — where God freed the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. The celebration of Passover is prescribed in the book of Exodus in the Old Testament. Passover celebrates the Jewish people’s freedom and liberty from tyranny and autocracy. It deals with the struggle that Hebrews endured to reach—and create—the “Land of Hope and Promise.” In honor of this, every year thousands of followers and believers observe Pesach.