Creating a Diverse Society with Festivals

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Festivals are fun for kids, fun for everyone and offer a welcome break from the stresses of life. Christmas marks an important milestone annually. December upholds a special event which is celebrated worldwide with great pomp and show. It is the season of joy and fun which brings the city alive and rejoicing. Every country has its own tradition and style of celebrating Christmas. In India, Christmas is celebrated grandly. The churches, street and houses are embellished with fairy lights. Christmas trees are decorated, and in terms of beauty, the Christmas trees look like a queen’s neck which has pricey necklaces and jewellery. Children enjoy the vacation .Parties are held in every nook and corner of the cities which spreads the Christmas cheer and happiness. Spirit of Christmas sweeps over the city. At midnight around the world, mid-night mass, sound of carols, sermons and readings from the Bible make it holy. For Christmas has come!

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However, it is not just Christians who celebrate and participate in this festivities, but people from all religions to spread peace amongst all communities. It is indeed a diverse festival. People of all ages celebrate Christmas either by throwing parties or meeting friends while children have fun playing games, stopping by food cafes like McDonalds and Dominoes; where they have a king’s feast. Christmas gifts always remain a surprise for people as their loved ones act as Santa Claus for the other. The scenic view in a snow-clad country is often a treat to the eyes. Snow falling from the sky makes the aerial scene mesmerizing.

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It is a great day also for the children, who sing the carols, which is a Christmas hymn in chorus in memory of Christ’s birth. They fervently look for Santa Claus or Father Christmas who is supposed to appear to distribute attractive gifts to the children on the day. Santa Claus dresses himself in red and white, wears white and long false beard, and carry a bag full of presents for the children.

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The shops, hotels, churches, schools, colleges- all are decorated with various types of coloured paper flowers or other designs, balloons and lamps on the Christmas day. The festival is now-a-days found to be enjoyed and celebrated also by other communities not as a religious belief, but as a festive occasion.

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Christmas isn’t all about wealth and gifts. It is about love, care and share. For every human, there is a Santa Claus who wishes the best for another loved one. The joy of Christmas is looped like a chain which binds people together. The joy of celebrating Christmas is not limited to the families but it is spread widely from the community to the society. To fulfil the gaps in many people’s lives, charity homes provide life necessities items like blankets, clothes, and cakes etc as gifts. Whether it’s giving gifts or munching on candy canes, everyone loves to celebrate Christmas. After all, Christmas has the magic weaved in that brings people at a close proximity.

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