Christmas is one the most important and famous festival of India. This festival is celebrated by over a billion of peoples and it is celebrated on 25th December every year. A festival that celebrates the life, sacrifices and teaching of Jesus Christ. There are several enticing places in India where you can enjoy this festival. But Christmas is as much about Santa claus, lights, decorations.
There are some places to celebrate Christmas in India.
The party lovers paradise, Goa shines in all its glory during the Christmas season. In Goa you find numerous Christians and during the festival, the is adorn with vibrant lights and poinsettia flowers. Goa is a home of over 400 churches, big and small and there is no better way to celebrate Christmas in Goa than by attending a midnight mass service. The food in Goa is always but good but during the Christmas its exceptional. Nothing gives you the satisfying feeling than saying a prayer at Basilica of BomJesus, it is one of the oldest church of India. If planning to celebrate Christmas in Goa, it is a perfect destination.
Chennai is a very beautiful city and when it comes about Christmas is still a cause to celebrate, the city of Chennai promises for a spirited celebration. In Chennai there are so many churches where you must go, St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica, Armenian Church, St Andrew’s Church these are the most prominent church of Chennai but the most prominent church of Chennai is Velankannai church which attracts more than six thousand visitors in Christmas in every year. Chennai is one of the best place to celebrate Christmas if you are not into snow and white Christmas.
Christmas is the festival of love and it is celebrated with full of happiness and joy. Kerala is famous destination of south India for celebration Christmas. Kerala celebrate Christmas with special cakes, lightening and the crib. In Kerala Christians decorate their homes with the different look. Here you can enjoy the delicious grand feasts in Kerala during Christmas. Kerala has a quite good population of Christians and it is celebrated with enthusiasm and vigour. The famous churches of Kerala are St. Francis church, St. George ForaneSyro Malabar Church and many more.
Shillong has a considerable population of Christians who celebrate the birth anniversary of Christ. The cathedral church in Shillong is one of the oldest and people from all over the world flock in this city to attend the midnight mass. The midnight mass sees huge crowd pour in to the churches of the city with band playing soulful gospel music. In Christmas the environment of Shillong is different which attracts you. Shillong.Shillong serves up a grand but authentic celebration. In Christmas, streets, churches are decorated with beautiful lights and homes are decorated with Christmas trees and with lights. Shillong is the best destination for celebrating Christmas.
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Mumbai is a rich and colonial city of India. The western suberb of bandra is a place see in Mumbai during Christmas. The best way to spend Christmas evening is to attend a midnight mass, the sea of faithful singing carols and celebrating birth of Christ. In Mumbai, there are numerous churches Afghan church, Holy Name Cathedral, Orlem Church and St. Thomas church.
The most popular mass in the city though, happens at Bandra most famous Mount Mary’s Basilica where one can spot celebrities attending the holy congregation and the churches in the are also beautifully lit up and decorated all religious background. Mumbai is one of the finest and best city to celebrate Christmas , if there is your plan to stay some more days in Mumbai, you celebrate new year also.
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