Christmas in India

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    An Indian dressed up as an angel lights candles on the eve of Christmas Day at St Paul’s church in Amritsar,
    on December 24, 2011. Despite Christians forming a little over 2.7 percent of the billion plus population in India,
    with Hindus comprising the majority, Christmas is celebrated throughout the country. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Christmas shoppers stock up ahead of the festival in Delhi. (Google images)

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    Christians in Mizoram enact a scene from the nativity ahead of Christmas Day celebrations
    on Dec. 25 (Google images)

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    Christmas lights adorn the Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church in Panjim, Goa (JETTY Images).

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    Shopping is brisk ahead of Christmas celebrations in Mumbai (/BBC images)

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    Indian women dressed in traditional sarees perform at a carol singing competition in Patna Friday.

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    A father carries his children after the Midnight Mass celebration, on Dec. 24, in Kolkatta (Washinngton Post)

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    A street is lit up in the southern city of Bangalore ahead of Christmas celebrations on Dec 25 (AFP).
     
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    Kolkata

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    Christmas lights adorn the busy streets of central Kolkatta.

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    A Church is lit up ahead of Christmas Day celebrations in Kolkata.

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    An illuminated church on Christmas eve in Kolkatta's Alipur.

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    A group of girls celebrating Christmas gather on Kolkatta's Beadon street.

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    Youth gather at Park Street, Kolkatta ahead of Christmas.

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    Lights adorn the St Paul's Cathedral in Kolkatta ahead of Christmas.

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    Shoppers throng a mall in western Kolkatta ahead of Christmas Day celebrations.

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    Lights adorn a street in eastern Kolkatta.
     
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    Goa

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    Tourists throng the streets of Baga ahead of Christmas Day celebrations.

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    A store sells Christmas decorations in Mapusa city.

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    Midnight mass on Christmas eve in central Saligao.

    Kerala

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    A converted boathouse sells Christmas merchandise in Kerala.

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    Christians singing christmas carols at Palli Puram church, Kerala

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    A very large native Banyan tree is decorated by the city municipality in Fort Kochin.

    Chennai

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    A mall at Express Avenue, Chennai is decorated in the Christmas spirit.

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    Indian and German chefs prepare a giant Christmas stollen in Chennai.
     
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    many, many thanks to Rage-ji for all the effort to share with us these lovely photos of Christmas as celebrated in various parts of Great India . best wishes to all for a safe holiday season ...please enjoy with moderation ( drinking ) and family and friends and a thought for the poor .... to give them some ( i believe you do throughout the year not just at a particular time - i do that too ) ....... and thank God celebrations and open worship is allowed , for which i am most grateful to the people and government of Great India
     
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    Jammu & Kashmir

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    Christians celebrate midnight mass in Srinagar, Kashmir

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    Christians celebrate midnight mass at a church in Jammu.

    Amritsar

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    A candlelight vigil outside a church in Amritsar on Christmas eve.

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    Parishioners keep themselves warm outside a church in Amritsar.

    Mumbai

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    A store displays Christmas merchandise in Bandra, Mumbai.

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    Children revel in a Santa Claus parade at an apartment residence in suburban Mumbai.

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    A Christmas dance in south Mumbai's Mumbai Gymkhana
    is one of several held after Midnight mass across the city.

    Orissa

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    A church marks Christmas in Bhubaneshwar, Orissa Tuesday.
     
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    Mizoram

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    A police roundabout is decorated in festive colors ahead of Christmas.

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    Mizos attend Church service in the capital city, Aizawl.

    Sikkim

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    Local culture is put on display at a Christmas Mahotsav in Namchi.

    Meghalaya

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    Visitors congregate for midnight mass at an elaborately decorated church in Shillong Tuesday.

    Hyderabad

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    Revelers throng the streets after Monday's Midnight Mass in Hyderabad's St George's church.

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    Children dress up as angels at a church in Secunderabad.

    Chattisgarh

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    A store sells Christmas goodies in Raipur, Chattisgarh.

    Bhopal

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    School children dressed in Santa outfits at a school in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
     
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    Assam

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    A pre-Christmas rally organized by the Sivasagar Baptist Mandali (Church) in Assam.

    Madhya Pradesh

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    Christmas is celebrated with fervor at a church in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

    Uttar Pradesh

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    St Joseph's cathedral illuminated on Christmas eve, at Lucknow.

    Gujarat

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    Children dressed in Christmas colors sit during a celebration for Christmas at a school in Surat.

    Himachal Pradesh

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    A girl looks on at a Christmas tree at a storefront in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

    Delhi

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    Santa's little helpers go carol-singing in New Delhi

    Goa
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    Goa's Club Tito's gears up for Christmas party goers.

    Mumbai

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    A Mumbai nightclub hosts Christmas revelers.
     
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    We only need an excuse to celebrate :)
     
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    You stole my comment!!
     
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    Rage,

    Thanks for posting the Christmas In India photos , particularly the one of Midnight Mass at Saligao Church (Mae de Deus). It is the ancestral home of my wife's family. We visited it two years ago but I doubt we will see it again.

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    @Syd,

    You're most welcome.
     
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