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Christmas

January 2, 2009

The English word Christmas has been derived from the words Christ`s Mass (from old English) meaning Mass on Chirst’s Day. The term Christmas is also abbreviated as Xmas, in which ‘X’ has been used for Christ in Roman. Christmas festival is known by different names like: Nativity, Incarnation, Winter Pascha, Yule Tide and Noel.

Christmas Tree

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Christmas also called Christmas Day, is celebrated as the birthday of Jesus Christ-the founder of Christianity. The Christmas day is chiefly marked every year on 25th December by the Christians but the festival of Christmas gives the message of affection, peace, brotherhood and fraternity among all so it transcends the barricades of color, caste and creeds and celebrated by non-Christians as well, all over the world.

Santa Claus

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The fun, gaiety, joy and excitement associated with Christmas has made it a social-cultural festival which is observed with special prayers, Church celebrations, family get-together, gifts giving, adorning the homes with beautiful decorative, lights, stars, Christmas tree, Santa Claus, is an important part of Christmas celebrations who is loved by all, specially children, and brings gifts in his red sack on the day of Christmas.

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Festivals of India

October 21, 2008

India is a land of festivals and fairs. The Indian calendar is one long procession of festivals. . Every day of the year there is a festival celebrated in some part of the country, some of them welcome the seasons of the year, the harvest, the rains, or the full moon, in India there are several of festivals like regional, local, religious, seasonal and social festivities, also the birthdays of divine beings, saints, and gurus (revered teachers), or the advent of the new year. A number of these festivals are common to most parts of India. However, they may be called by different names in various parts of the country or may be celebrated in a different fashion.

Some of the fabulous festivals of India are:


Ganesh Chaturthi
Dussehra (Durgapuja)
Deepawali
Raksha Bandhan
Bhaiya Duj
Independenceday
Christmas
Easter
Good Friday
Eid (Eid Ul Fitr)
Id- ul- milad
Makar Sankranti
Republic day
Dhulhendi
Ram Navami
Basant Panchami
Baisakhi
Holi
Lohari
Buddha Purnima
Anant Chaturthi
Guru Nanak Jayanti
Mahavir Jayanti
Makar Sankranti
Muharram
Janamashtami
Ladakh Festivals
New Year
Onam
Rath Yatra (Chariot Festival)
Navratri
Buddhist Festivals
Guru Nanak Jayanti