Christmas celebration in India
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25. Christmas is commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. His actual birthday remains unconfirmed.
Christians celebrate Christmas Day by attending special church services, spending time with family members, wearing new clothes and eating a festive meal. People exchange gifts or give small presents or sweets to children.
People display small electric lamps or small clay oil-burning lamps and decorate their homes with banana or mango leaves. Some also put up a nativity scene with clay figures or a Christmas tree. Christmas trees in India are usually imitation pine trees or branches of native trees or bushes.
Some stores and malls may put up Christmas decorations and have actors playing Santa.
There are now around 24.2 million Christians in India. The states with the largest percentages of Christians are Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland ,Goa ,Kerala and Tamil Nadu .Christmas Day is widely celebrated in these states.