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India - a country in which most of the population is Hinduism. Nevertheless, the constitution here establishes freedom of religion, so there are Christians among the residents, although there are very few of them (about 2%). And one of the central Christian holidays, as you know, is Christmas. And it is celebrated in India. Holidays are usually announced as Christmas according to the Catholic and Protestant calendar. Orthodox Christmas is also celebrated, but in private.
The main festival begins on December 24, believers put on beautiful clothes and go to church. Solemn all-night services are held in all the churches of the country. During these, parishioners sing special Christmas carols. Divine services are usually held in two languages: English and one of the national languages (Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam).
The largest Christmas celebration takes place in Goa. The percentage of Christians among the population of this Indian state and neighboring Kerala is higher than in other parts of India: 30-35% and 60%, respectively. There are always many tourists from all over the world among those celebrating Christmas. For those wishing to pray in Goa, there are many churches, and for those who prefer a less religious approach to the celebration, there are special Christmas parties at the beach area.
The Hindu authorities remember such a small religious group of their citizens as Christians, and rush to congratulate them, delivering solemn speeches in which they call to see in the teachings of Jesus Christ one of the ways to bring peace and tranquility into their lives.
On December 25, Hindus like to gather with a pleasant company of close friends and relatives at home. Some invite colleagues to their celebration, sometimes they gather a lot of guests in one house, this holiday unites all Christians. The festive atmosphere of the house is created with the help of the usual Christmas decorations, spruce, beautiful outfits and a rich table with an abundance of delicious sweets and pies.
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Topic: How Christmas is celebrated and celebrated in India. Christmas traditions in India.