Christmas is commemorated to honor the birth of Jesus Christ. The festivities on December 25, marked by carol singing, vibrant Christmas lights, and adorned Christmas trees, allure individuals to partake in the celebrations. Various regions in India come alive with the festive ambiance of Christmas.
Churches in different locales are undergoing embellishments for the occasion. The Sacred Heart Cathedral Catholic Church in Delhi, for instance, is being adorned in preparation for Christmas. Aizawl in Mizoram witnesses several streets adorned and illuminated in anticipation of the festive season. Churches in Coimbatore are also being lit up and decorated in readiness for Christmas. The enthusiasm for Christmas celebration is palpable in Bengaluru, with preparations underway at churches in Shivaji Nagar and Fraser Town.
People are flocking to participate in the festivities, expressing their joy in various ways. A devotee mentioned, “We grandly celebrate Christmas. We come to church. We prepare a lot of good food. We help the poor.” Jabalpur is no exception, as the Christian community is eagerly gearing up for Christmas, believing in the significance of Jesus’ arrival for the salvation of humanity.
Throughout the country, families and friends are on the move, and numerous tourists are heading to places like Shimla and Manali to celebrate Christmas and New Year. However, the surge in tourist arrivals has led to traffic jams in Manali, causing inconvenience for both tourists and locals.
Christmas, observed annually on December 25, is a global event celebrated by billions of people as a religious and cultural occasion. While not all countries declare Christmas a holiday, many homes adorn Christmas trees and decorations in the weeks leading up to the festive day. Workplaces often host Christmas parties, and festive activities such as gift exchanges, carol singing, and attending parties are common. Additionally, Christmas cards are exchanged or sent out before the festival.