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Christian Festivals in India

India is a secular nation where people belonging to different community and follow different religion coexist in harmony. Every religion is associated with a number of colorful festivals. It’s a wonderful experience for the soul to see people celebrating festivals with much pomp, joy and brotherhood.

christian festivals in india
Christian Festivals in India

Though Hinduism is the dominant religion in India, all important festivals of other religion are also celebrated with equal enthusiasm and lavishness. A considerable number of Indian also follow Christianity in India, especially in south India and celebrate Christian festivals.


Christian Festivals

Christmas, Easter and Good Friday are some of the important festivals celebrated in India. Not only the Christian but also their friend and acquaintances from other religion soak themselves in the festival celebration.

Christian Festivals List

Here is the list of Christian Festivals people celebrate in India.


S.N.

FESTIVAL NAME

DATE (2020)

DAY

1

Epiphany

6th January

Monday

2

Mothering Sunday

22nd March

Sunday

3

Palm Sunday

5th  April

Sunday

4

Good Friday

10th April

Friday

5

Easter Day

12th April

Sunday

6

Halloween

31st October

Saturday

7

St Andrews Day

30th November

Monday

8

Christmas

25th December

Friday

 

Christmas Celebration in India

christmas celebration in india
Christmas celebration in India

Christmas is one of the most awaited and significant festival in India. Although the festival belongs to Christian community, but in India, the festival is celebrated by other Indians as well. Indians don’t miss any change to celebrate their days and Christmas comes at the end of the year. Streets are lit with lanterns, electric lights, annual parties are held almost in every urban area. Being a holiday season, a lot of big cities and tourist destinations in India are adorned with festive decorations.


Easter & Good Friday Celebration in India

Easter and Good Friday are also observed with equal respect and religious touch. Schools, offices and other institutions remain close on both the festivals.


Celebration Spots in India

There are number of places in India where Christian festivals are celebrated on a grand manner. Church, Schools, College and offices celebrate Christmas like other festivals. Streets are lit with lanterns, electric lights, annual parties are held almost in every urban area, and being a holiday season, a lot of big cities and tourist destinations in India are adorned with festive decorations.


Mumbai, Goa, Manali, Delhi, Bangalore, Pondicherry, Kerala, Daman, Kolkata and Shillong are some of the places where Christmas festivities are at their best. Goa is a common example for Christians and their festival celebration spots in India.


Goa is the smallest Indian state having the oldest and most beautiful Indian churches. Churches celebrate all Christian festival and give equal treatment to other auspicious day with prayer and procession. Not only in Goa but Mumbai, Delhi, Manali, Bangalore, Pondicherry, Kerala, Daman, Kolkata, and Shillong are some of the places where Christmas festivity celebration are at their best.


Like festivals in other religions, Christians also have some major and minor festivals. You can easily find the major Christian festivals as Christmas, Easter and Good Friday. In India, Major Christian Festivals are given much importance.


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