About Christmas At a Glance
Christmas is the biggest festival of Christians. People of Christian community celebrate this festival with much pomp and gaiety. This festival is celebrated every year on 25 December. It was on this day that the Lord Jesus Christ or Jesus Christ was born.
Jesus Christ was a great man and taught society love and humanity. He gave a message to the people of the world to live with love and brotherhood.
On Christmas, Christians decorate their houses well. Christmas preparations begin already. The leave lasts for about a week. The brightness of the markets increases. The houses and markets are illuminated with colorful lights.
The church holds special prayers. People visit their relatives and friends at their home. All give each other gifts. On this day a Christmas tree is planted in the courtyard. Its special decoration is done. Cake has special significance in this festival. The custom of cutting and feeding sweet, Manmohan cakes is very old. People feed each other cake and greet the festival. Taking the form of Santa Claus, a person distributes gifts, gifts etc. to children.
It is said that Santa Claus comes from heaven and gives people things they want as gifts.
2019: Christmas At a Glance
People of the Christian community celebrate the Christmas festival on 25 December every year.
The Christmas festival is celebrated as the birthday of Jesus Christ.
Christmas is the largest and happiest festival of the Christian community, hence it is also called the big day.
15 days before Christmas, the people of Christ’s society start preparing for it.
Homes are cleaned, new clothes are bought, a variety of dishes are made.
Churches are specially decorated for this day.
A few days before Christmas, various programs are started in the church which continue till New Year.
These programs portray the birth story of the Lord Jesus Christ as a play. Antakshari of Christ songs are played, different types of games are played, prayers are performed etc.
In many places processions are taken out by the Christian community on Christmas day. In which tableaux of the Lord Jesus Christ are presented.
In many places, on the night before Christmas, there is a nightly prayer meeting in the churches which lasts till 12 o’clock in the night. At exactly 12 o’clock people offer Christmas greetings to their loved ones and celebrate.
There is a special prayer meeting in the churches on Christmas morning.
The special Christmas dish is the cake, the cake is incomplete without Christmas.
On this day, people decorate the Christmas tree in churches and their homes.
SantaClaus gives chocolates and gifts to children.
On this day people of other religions also pray by lighting candles in the church.