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Christmas being celebrated in Goa with religious fervour

Christmas being celebrated in Goa with religious fervour”

The birth anniversary of Jesus Christ was celebrated with the festive cheer of Christmas in all churches and missionary schools in the Valley on Monday.

The arrival of Santa Claus added to the celebrations.

Michel, a Kashmiri Christian, said that celebrations began with midnight mass prayers in churches.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti greeted people on Christmas and said in her message that she hoped the festival would be an omen of communal harmony, love for humanity, and compassion.

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A larger-than-life crib installed in front of Mary Immaculate Conception Church in Panaji was a major attraction with thousands of tourists visiting the place since midnight.

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. After the midnight masses, members of the Christian community in the state dressed in best attire to match the occasion exchanged greetings among their friends and loved ones. The head priests gave sermons on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ who gave world the message of peace, brotherhood and love.

Kunj Bihari Satpathy, organiser of a Christmas party at a city hotel, said Xmas is the most awaited celebration of the year which continues till the onset of the New Year.

Special lighting arrangements have also been made in malls and other public areas, with a large decorated Christmas tree in the vicinity.

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The Bishop conveyed his Christmas wishes and prayed for worldly peace and prosperity. "Christmas is celebrated grandly all over the city".

Among the believers were tourists from different parts of the country and world who joined the locals on the auspicious day and prayed for world peace and brotherhood.

Apart from the midnight mass, which is also known as vigil mass, Christmas Day mass was held on Monday.

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