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Mostly believed to be a western festival, Christmas is celebrated in India with much prompts and show like other Indian festivals. Especially in urban India, the Indian version of this festival can be experienced. The festival of Christmas, brings us the moments of utter happiness and togetherness. Celebrated on the 25th December every year, it is an auspicious occasion commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, the rescuer of mankind. Christmas beautifully conveys his message of love, patience and humanity.  This festival is not only about cakes, candles, soothing drinks and Christmas gifts but also about the enthusiastic festive feelings like love and affection which ultimately becomes the reason of happy faces all over the world. This festival is not only meant for Christians but people of different religions in India welcomes and celebrates every festival with enthralling spirit. Though, it is a religious festival of Christians, yet every Indian family seems to be indulged into the festivity of this occasion. Different Indian cities celebrate the festival in different ways. Let’s explore which Indian destinations are the best places to enjoy this festival.



This is a small France in India called Pondicherry, which is an ultimate place to enjoy traditional Christmas. The very famous Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception and Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are not to be missed destinations during Christmas season. These places are attractively adorned with Christmas decorations and lights. The locals of the city can be seen in high enthusiasm during the festival. Along with relaxed beaches, lip smacking seaside food and fervor of the celebration, Pondicherry trip can be interesting on Christmas.


Christmas celebrations in Goa

Christmas in Goa can be blissfully an interesting experience as the beach destination of India is home to a number of Christians & churches. Yet, the celebration of Christmas in Goa is not restricted to the Christians only. Dancing and partying are the inevitable part of Christmas in Goa. During the festival, people decorate their houses and dress themselves in the finest attires. On the Christmas Eve, several families observe midnight mass. The scrumptious food and beverages are also important aspects of Goan Christmas.


Christmas celebrations in Kerala

Each street of Kerala enjoys striking Christmas decorations that enrich your mood. The place has churches all over enjoying Midnight Mass, which includes performance of the birth of the Lord Jesus and more. Along with the cathedrals and churches, the backwaters of Kerala enhance the charm of their own. In the serene atmosphere of the houseboats, Christmas holidays become a lifetime experience. The food during Christmas celebrations in Kerala also shouldn’t be missed, which includes Achappam, bread with fish molly, beef curry and traditional Kerala sweets. Kerala trip during Christmas can be really fun.

Daman & Diu

With Portuguese connection, this Union Territory of India celebrates Christmas in a charming way. Situated off the coast of Gujarat, the otherwise quiet Daman and Diu becomes lively and bright during the Christmas season. Several cultural shows are organized here; one can even see a Portuguese dance form like Corrindinho here. The vibrant lamps brighten the night sky, making these places phenomenal during the festive season. One may also like to attend the mass in churches like Saint Paul’s Church, Se Cathedral and Church of Our Lady of Rosary.

There are several other places in India where Christmas is celebrated with complete fervor & enthusiasm. Most of the Indians love to visit churches on this auspicious day; they exchange gifts, bake cakes & wear new attires. Even all malls are adorned beautifully with red & white colored balloons. Leaving the boundaries of religion, Christmas in India is celebrated like any other Indian festival.

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