Christmas is a festival, which is celebrated all over the world.
The cold winter brings with it a feeling of joy and excitement in
the city and towns all over the world. As every where in the world,
in India also the celebration of Christmas has always been, and
continues to be, a season time to spend golden moments with family
and friends, make new resolutions and receive the much coveted gifts
of their choice.
Christians in Mumbai celebrate their
festivals broadly on the pattern adopted worldwide. However some
influence of local Indian tradition is evident among Syrian Christians
who use elephants, umbrellas and traditional music as accessories
to their festivities and celebrations. Christmas is a major event
in all-Indian Christian households.
Christians recall the glorious day
when Jesus Christ came into the world to be with them and save people
from the sins. Christmas began to be celebrated on 25th December
although nobody is sure about the birthday of Jesus Christ.
The Season Of Jingle Bells
The churches are filled with people who sing songs and pray and
celebrate making goodies and the mouth-watering Christmas cake that
tickle the taste buds. The elders go into reverie recalling the
sweet memories of the past and get busy with decorations.