Hey Gratisouls! First of all Merry Christmas!! How is your Christmas going so far? I want to know about your traditions in the comments below!!
If you want to read how Christmas is celebrated in Denmark and South Africa, follow the link-
Danish Christmas- http://gratisoul.com/christmas-traditions-customs-and-culture/
South African Christmas- http://gratisoul.com/south-african-christmas-traditions/
Since I’ve already mentioned that I am a Hindu so I don’t know much about the cultural significance of this festival and all the traditional rituals!
But being from a Christian school, I do know some facts about Christmas and how Indians celebrate it!!
Indian Christmas Rituals
Midnight mass is a very important service for Christians in India, especially Catholics.
After this, a huge Christmas feast of delicious delicacies is devoured by the participants of the mass.
India gets transformed into an absolute Christmas wonderland with twinkling lightning and traditional tree décor.
My Christmas Traditions
When I was in school, my school used to hold a grand Christmas Carnival in its premises where all the school students used to bring along their family and friends.
We used to play games, win prizes, eat delicious food and dance. Life was simple and happy!!
Now, when it has been almost 6 years since I graduated from school, my Christmas tradition has become quite the same.
On Christmas eve, I along with my school friends go someplace nice and have dinner, and enjoy our ‘we-time’, laugh, eat and dance!
After that, we visit our school because it is decorated every Christmas and open for people to visit at night!
So, we all go to school, remember our school days and that makes us go down the nostalgia lane!!
We visit our school church, pray and then stay at any of my friend’s places and continue our gossip session again!!
Embrace the Simple Things
The next day, that is on Christmas I stay with my family and we might go somewhere or might just stay at home, talk, eat and maybe visit our school once again but this time with my cousins!!
I love the festive vibe irrespective of the fact that whether I am celebrating that festival or not, just enjoying that simple and valuable time spent with family and friends is a blissful experience!!
That’s all I need to refresh my mood and feel energized!!
Also, if you want to read about the cultural significance of different festivals and why we should have a diverse mindset, read my latest blog for The Times of India.
TOI Blog- https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/gratisoul/traditions-cultures-and-festive-vibes/
Gratisoul wishes you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
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