Christmas , the birth anniversary of Lord Jesus Christ, is celebrated in india with great fervour all over india by the christians and also other people also get innvolved in celebrating christmas.
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On the Christmas day, people enjoy a sumptuous C
Carol singing, get together and the exchanging of gifts enhance the Christmas spirit. Christmas parties go on for
This is the most important and merriest festival of the Christians. Other communities in India also look upon it as a festival of Goodwill and Greetings.
During the British period it was celebrated on an all over India basis. from the Christmas evening i.e on the evening of 24th December public holidays for two days were declared. Thus the festival concluded with welcoming of the New Year.
Childrens and youngsters looked forward to Christmas holidays when they enjoyed themselves to their heart’s content . It was also during the British period that the Christmas missionaries penetrated to the interior of India even to the tribal regions, resulting in the number of people who were converted to christian faith rendering the Christians becoming the third most important community in India.
After India acheived independence, this festival lost much of its importance, yet the traditional celebration of it continues specially in Metropolitian cities of Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai, where Christians as well as Non-Christians celebrate it on quite grand scale.