Christian communities in India celebrate Christmas with splendor, joviality and affection. The celebration of this world famous festival 'Christmas' begin on the eve of Christmas on every 24 th of December and goes on till New Year's Day (1 st of January). Christians crosswise the country marks the birth of Lord Jesus Christ on Christmas Day by participating in these special masses that are often organized in churches. The celebrations of Christmas are marked by songs, cakes, candles, and balloon and with other decorative belongings and of course with beautiful Christmas Tree. In numerous parts of India , especially in metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Delhi , Bangalore and Chennai, Christmas Festival has unspoken worldly overtones and is joyfully celebrated by people of all religions and communities not only in India but all over the world also.
The day Christmas is popularly known as 'Bada Din'
(Big Day) in Hindi is a national holiday in India . Though, it is Christians' festival but People from all religions join their Christian friends to celebrate and to make the most of the blissful celebrations. In Christian families, preparations for Christmas usually begin at least one month before Christmas .
Before the arrival of Christmas people get their homes painted and get indulged in spring cleaning of the house to give it a fresh, innovative and good look. Ladies start preparations for the traditional Christmas cake which is eagerly awaited not just by the entire family members but by the neighbors and friends also. Excited shopping activity takes place as everyone buys new clothes for the festival. Christmas Gifts are purchased for friends, relatives and kids in the family. Christmas is the biggest festival for Christians and it is the time also for family gatherings to spend time with lots of fun and enjoyment. People staying in different cities for job or higher studies get back to their homes for Christmas celebration with their near and dear ones. On this day people enjoy a lot and the celebration goes on whole night.