Christmas festival is celebrated in most countries of the World. This festival is celebrated in memory of God’s only son, who came to this earth as His messenger, spreading the message of humanity; one who was an angel and a saint, who believed in prayer and forgiveness.
Christmas is a festival of Santa Claus, also known as ‘Father Christmas’, bringing sackful of happiness to every household, of social and family gatherings, of decorations, feastings, fun and frolic. At the same time, it’s an important festival for those who believe in Christianity that teaches them to love humanity, seek humanity and awaken the concept of humanity in people. People attend special church services wearing new clothes. Families exchange gifts .Homes, shopping places and even offices put up Christmas trees, hold parties and sing Christmas carols. The mistletoe is a commonly used decoration on this day.
This festival is celebrated with great fanfare on 25th December, not only in India, but by billions of people in various countries around the world. It is believed that on this day, God’s only son, Jesus Christ or the Messiah Jesus, was born in Joseph and Mary’s house, for the welfare of the world. His birthday is celebrated all over the world by the Christians on Christmas day. Although there is no authentic fact that Jesus was born on 25th December, the whole world celebrates his birthday on this day. Maybe because from this day, the days in the Northern Hemisphere begin to grow longer, signifying the birth of the ‘True light of the World’. In India too, his birthday is celebrated on 25 December as Christmas and some lovingly call it “Bada Din “or “Big Day”. Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas Day on or near January 7.
The annual festival of Christmas gives as much pleasure to Christians and is as important to them as Diwali is to Hindus and Eid is to Muslims.