Here’s another Catholic tradition which I’d like to share with you.
Every year, on the Saturday before Easter Sunday, all Catholic churches celebrate the Midnight Mass. It actually usually starts at about 11:00pm because there are some preliminaries beforehand which serve as a good reminder of the real meaning of Easter.
The congregation meets outside in the grounds of the church and a small bonfire is lit and prayers said. This “new fire”, symbolizing our eternal life in Christ.