Happy Christmas! The two day festival is celebrated with pomp and grandeur across the nation. The first day (December 24) or the Christmas eve started sometime before midnight, yesterday that included mass prayers. Then after midnight the celebrations continued with the happiness of the birth of the Lord. Christians across the city were celebrating the 'birth of Christ' at religious places. All churches in the city wore a festive look and the whole places were charged up.
Celebrations continued for the second day (December 25). This was a domestic celebration and every individual of the house wished each other and prayed for the unity of the family members. Most main roads of the city are filled with the colorfully dressed members of the community visiting their relations and friends.
One great thing about this festival is in the eve celebrations most close circles gather at a Church and pray for the society in addition to welcoming the Lord. On the second day they visit or invite friends from other communities to join them in celebrations. Christmas is a day to remind all of us, irrespective of any faiths, to realize that the Lord cleansed our sins with his blood.
It is for each of us to realize that the 'Ultimate Power' had bestowed us with senses to differentiate between the good and the bad and by using the senses rightly...one will earn satisfaction which is nothing but peace and happiness. May this Christmas bless us all with unlimited positive energies while driving out the negativity within us, for ever. (Wishesh AarKay)