Jacob told me that in India it is similar.
I did attend weddings in the Orthodox Churches but never the Good Friday and Easter services. The level of direct emotional involvement by a church member in India compared to Finland is considerably more.
Jacob once wrote in one of his online pages about his childhood memories about celebrating Good Friday.
I must find it. It was truly inspiring. It showed that members felt the pain of Christ on that fateful day, personally. They lived His suffering and felt His pain.
That was why on Easter Day they felt the joy of His Resurrection!