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Odisha Celebrates Christmas with Joy and Fervour

Odisha Celebrates Christmas with Joy and Fervour

People in the city celebrated Christmas at the stroke of midnight on Monday as churches held special masses to signify the birth of Jesus Christ and to spread the message of love and universal peace.

Markets in various parts of India have also begun selling Christmas-related decor, such as cut outs of Santa Claus, Christmas stars of various sizes and colour variants, fairy lights and so on.

As bells tolled, people thronged the churches, including the Cathedral Church of The Redemption and Sacred Heart Cathedral -- looking resplendent with twinkling lights for the midnight service to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. At one of the events, Kejriwal emphasised the significance of communal harmony, nullifying the role of place for "hatred" in a civil society.

As every year, Christmas served to renew Catholics' faith in life and the work of God's Son on earth.

Christmas fever gripped several parts of the State including Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Balasore, Kandhamal and Sambalpur as cathedrals, churches, shops, commercial establishments and individual houses belonging to Christian community were adorned with colourful illuminations, X-mas trees, balloons and candles. The members of the Christian community met their relatives and friends and exchanged greetings with one another.

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On Christmas Eve, people across various states are gearing up to celebrate the Pagan holiday.

The Tourism Department had made elaborate arrangements for making the festival grand lighting up lanterns and organizing cultural programmes.

He said special New Year celebrations were also being held at Pahalgam to promote Pahalgam also as a winter tourist destination that otherwise is considered to be a summer resort.Hafeez said this year, a snow festival would also be held at Patnitop. "Christmas is celebrated grandly all over the city".

Bishop conducted the prayer at St Joseph Cathedral church Golmuri and delivered the message.

Furthermore, a private hotel here erected a 63-feet-tall steel Christmas tree using 1.2 tons of steel, built by 30 workmen over a span of seven days.

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