The festival of Christmas is celebrated on 25 of December every year.
Why is Christmas celebrated
The festival, in fact, is the birthday anniversary of lord Christ, the prophet of Christians, who was born on this day. The Christians believe that he was sent by God as a saviour of the mankind. So, to celebrate their Lord's birthday, they organize this festival.
How is Christmas celebrated
People make great preparations to celebrate this festival. All the houses and churches are white washed and cleaned. Their walls are decorated with pictures, paper flowers and the wall buntings. Toys, especially showing Christ with Mary, the pious mother, are also placed on the show cornices. The shop keepers sell Christmas cards and Christmas presents. they decorate their shops with them so nicely that everyone is attracted to them.
Christmas tree is planted in almost all the houses of the Christian community . It is the most important ritual of the occasion. A big twig of a tree is cut down and it is planted in some corner of the house. This twig is decorated with toys, dolls, birds and flowers. At night candles and electric bulbs are lighted on it. In this light this Christmas tree looks very beautiful and bright.
In the night all the members including the children of the family sing songs and hymns and offer prayers to God who sent his son, Christ, on this earth to remove all the sins and the sufferings from it. In the morning they go to church and say their prayer. Then they exchange Christmas greetings with their friends and relatives. They also give Christmas gifts to them. Christmas cards, pictures, books and sweets are sent to their friends and relatives. Then big feasts are given. Delicious dishes are served, to the visitors affectionately. After the feast all the members take part in singing and dancing. At nigh they go to the Church in the assembly and offer their prayers to God. They pray to him to bless them a happy life for the whole of the coming year. Thus the festival comes to close.
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