How do We Celebrate Christmas in India

This is how We Celebrate Christmas in India

As an Indian myself, Christmas season let alone Christmas brings a feeling of happiness & excitement in me. Even though India is a Hindu majority country, all Indians irrespective of caste or creed celebrate Christmas in some way or the other.

Christians across the country mark the birth of Lord Jesus Christ on Christmas Day which falls on 25th December of every year.

During the time of Christmas, most of the houses will be well decorated with lights. Even if all the houses are not decorated with lights, there will at least be a star lit with light hung in the front or at the top of the house.

Decorated Christmas trees are also common in most of the households during Christmas, although they are not as popular as the western countries. Another most common icon of Christmas found in houses is the decorated cribs (mangers) representing the stable where Jesus Christ was born.

Christmas Celebrations in India

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Decorated Christmas tree in front of a Xmas Card ShopeeChristmas star on top of a Coconut treeChristmas Stars Ready for sale Christmas cribsKids looking for Christmas Stars Christmas cribs
Decorated Christmas tree in front of a Xmas Card Shopee
Decorated Christmas tree in front of a Xmas Card Shopee
Christmas star on top of a Coconut tree
Christmas star on top of a Coconut tree
Christmas Stars Ready for sale
Christmas Stars Ready for sale
Christmas cribs
Christmas cribs
Kids looking for Christmas Stars
Kids looking for Christmas Stars
Christmas cribs
Christmas cribs

Christmas is celebrated with great pomp, gaiety & devotion!

During the season of Christmas, relatives staying in different cities for work or studies rush back to their home to celebrate it with their near & dear ones.

  • Christian churches would be decorated with lights. 
  • Carol singing will be organised from each family unit. There will be a midnight mass on Christmas Eve and when it becomes 25th December, special procession & prayers will be held.
  •  Everyone will wish each other a merry Christmas. It is also common in many churches to organise competitions among family units in carol singing. 
  • Crib decoration competitions are also held and the judgement usually takes place before Christmas. Prizes are given away after the midnight mass. 
  • For relatives who are staying far away, Christmas cards are sent to let them know that we wish them well & that we miss their presence among us.

In preparation for Christmas, a period of fast is observed from 1st December till 24th December. During this period, people will sacrifice something which they love to do otherwise, mostly by avoiding some food items like meat, fish etc. Hectic shopping activity takes place as everyone buys new clothes for the festival.

On Christmas Eve, ladies will be busily preparing tasty Christmas treats & dishes. After attending the Christmas mass, all will come home & cut a traditional Christmas cake. The cake is usually a plum cake rich in taste consisting of nuts, raisins, almonds etc. Wine is also taken along with the cake. Then afterwards a delicious meal is savoured by all.


In short, Christmas is celebrated with great pomp, gaiety & devotion!


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robin 6 years ago

This so cool!


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jiberish 6 years ago from florida

Congratulations for making Google's top ten with this article. Thank you for sharing!


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LensMan999 6 years ago from Trans-Neptunian region Author

Hello jiberish , Who told that this is in top 10 in google ?


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Princessa 6 years ago from France

I always wondered about christmas is India... thanks for this hub :)


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LensMan999 6 years ago from Trans-Neptunian region Author

Isn't it fun, Princessa ? Thanks for checking out what we have to offer in India for Christmas !!


AANCHAAL @** 5 years ago

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... I'm 1O YEARS OLD


shruti 5 years ago

nice comment for this is it gives us knowledge.


toshi 5 years ago

i get very nice info from this

thankz


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slideseven 5 years ago from UK

Nice hub and interesting. Find out more about the Victorians, as they were the ones that started all the christmas trees, presents, etc. going that reached across the World. (on my hubs)


prateek garg 5 years ago

Happy Christman to all of you.............


gurtey 5 years ago

i like this


sunil 5 years ago

Happy New Year to all of you


SADEEP 5 years ago

8 MONTHS AGO HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF U


A. S. Mathew 4 years ago

When I was pasing through Bahrain airport during the

Christmas season, it was very surprising to see the vast

Christmas decoration. In India, people all religions

show great interest to celebrate the birth of JESUS

CHRIST, which gives them all some unspeakable joy as a

great time of fun and joy. It is a time of sharing gifts, songs and smile shared with each other irresptive

of religion. JESUS was born to the world.....for all religious people with the message of peace and joy.


GURVEEN KAUR 4 years ago

GREAT ! I WISH MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF U ............


divya vaid 4 years ago

i decorated christmas tree on 25 dec every year at my home


saloni 4 years ago

cool article for u,,,,,,,,,,this article helps me in doing my work


deepanshu 3 years ago

good morning


kristina O'neill 3 years ago

happy holidays


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LensMan999 3 years ago from Trans-Neptunian region Author

Hi divya, saloni, deepanshu and kristina,

Nice to see your comments. Thanks a lot.

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