Christmas celebration in Mangaluru
Christmas Christmas time is near.. Time for toys and time for cheers..
Its Christmas magic everywhere !
People all over are seen grabbing some crazy deals at the shopping malls, catching up with their friends for a long chat, children running around with their presents, families spending time together.
Well Mangaluru surely looks like one hell of a place with beautiful Christmas decorations everywhere. Everyone is seen celebrating the festival with love, joy and friendship.
There was a time when one particular festival was celebrated by only that community and the rest would not bother about it. But luckily, we are not in that era anymore.
Festivals today have become more about friendship, unity, spreading peace and yes celebrating the occasion.
As we all know Christmas is an annual festival celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. The traditional Christmas narrative, the Nativity of Jesus, delineated in the New Testament says that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in accordance with messianic prophecies; when Joseph and Mary arrived in the city, the inn had no room and so they were offered a stable where the Christ Child was soon born, with angels proclaiming this news to shepherds who then disseminated the message furthermore.
Christmas is celebrated all over the world. Each country may have its own way of celebrating. For some its just a family gathering, while some find it an occasion to celebrate with their friends. Some rejoice it with their inner peace and some just it reason for holiday getaway.
Did you know that in addition to ‘Christmas’, the holiday has been known by other names as well like ‘Midwinter’ , ‘Nativity’ and ‘Noel’ .
December 24 marked as Christmas Eve was celebrated with great devotion and love. Devotees all over the world will gather in their respective churches to partake in the Mass on Christmas Eve.