Christmas is an important Christian festival. It is celebrated all over the world. It falls on 25th December every year. December 25 is the birthday of Jesus Christ.. Fairs are held and shops set up on this occasion. Before it comes, people decorate their houses, shops, establishments, churches etc.
People in their best clothes attend the special services in Churches. They make Christmas cakes. It is a festival of feasting, rejoicing and giving and receiving gifts.
The festivity begins on the Christmas Eve with carol singing and exchange of visits. It is a weeklong festival.
On the final day there is a mid-night mass, followed by ringing of the bells ushering in the New Year.
Christmas trees are erected and there is a lot of fun and merry-making. The members of a family living at different places join together to celebrate Christmas, 1st January is the New year Day. People exchange greetings and wish a happy New Year to one another. It is a public holiday and government offices etc. are closed.