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Christmas

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Its a festival of Christians celebrated all over the world to mark the birth of Jesus Christ.
It is the winter season, with snow clad trees and surroundings which welcomes this day. Sledges, cakes, red color dresses, Santa Claus and the Christmas Tree decorated with lights ans presents marks the day of happiness and joy.


Highlights
Celebrated by
: Christians
Major Places : Includes the entire India where Christians reside but South India has a prominence over other states.
Month of Celebration : Usually in December on 25th


Observances : Religious Services, Decorating Christmas Tree, Giving out presents.

Facets of Christmas:
Christmas Celebrations
The Decoration
A lot of lighting and decoration is done on Cristmas Eve. You can see the Church and the homes decorated with lights. Even the markets are dressed up on this day!

Boxing Day
Boxing Day Parade
The day when presents are distribued by the employers to emloyees. On Bxing day a special Boxing Day parade is taken out just like the Goan Festval Parade. The lady in the picture is a part of the Boxing Parade.


Santa Clause
The Festival

Medieval European Culture is followed known as the manifestation of Christ. The services are held in the middle of the night in the churches, carols are sung and presents are distributed to mark the birth of Jesus Christ. The entire scenario of the Birth of Christ is recalled in the form of drama. It is celebrated by both sects of Christians - CATHOLICS AND PROTESTANTS. The day of Christmas is preceded by Christmas Eve and in some countries it is followed by Boxing Day. (BOXING DAY - Also known as St. Stephen Day it is the day when presents are distributed to the employees to the employers or donations are made to the Churches. Some countries also mark it as a OFF DAY for its employees. Boxing Day is basically observed by the Commonwealth Countries throughout the world).

There is a feast which includes the cake which is distributed to all. Then there is wine and Champagne, meat, dance and music, various games and competition to celebrate the festival. Usually on this day people buy new clothes and wear light jewelery.

Major parts of the city is decorated with lights, music is played and dance adds to the fever of the festival. All around the city one can see the Santa Claus moving around distributing presents and dancing with the children. Makes of Santa as big as 9ft Santa are also there. For all the good reasons certain traditions are followed like the arrival of Santa Claus and gifting of Presents. People party till late night, they eat, dance, play and be merry in the night of Jesus. Be a part of it and enjoy the party! Everyone is invited!



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