Best places in India to celebrate Christmas 2017
Christmas is the time of the year when all the family gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.Like every year, this year also the festive spirit of India is on a high and we are going to celebrate this festival of Christmas with full enthusiasm. Christmas is the festival of lights and colours, of giving and receiving, of cakes and carols and angels and Santa. So, if you have not planned anything yet for this Christmas vacations, don’t worry. We are here to help to decide to which place you can go to celebrate your Christmas. See the list of best places in India to celebrate Christmas 2017 –
Goa is home to over 400 churches, big and small. Celebrate the festival of Christmas in Goa by attending a midnight mass service. The Basilica of Bom Jesus and the Immaculate Conception Church are good options to go. Celebrate the festival by saying a prayer, giving thanks for your blessings and joining others in singing hymns and carols. The Christmas Service usually starts at around 10 pm so go on time to grab a seat.The parties at Anjuna, Candolim and Mapusa continue through the night and you can enjoy the whole night.Go to a nice restaurant and you can have a traditional Christmas dinner there. Enjoy the fireworks at the beach.
2. Daman and Diu
Daman and Diu celebrate Christmas with a Portuguese flavour because of the rich colonial influence on them.Various cultural shows are organised there to celebrate Christmas. Portuguese dance forms and the church serviceis the perk of celebrating Christmas in Daman and Diu.
It will be a relaxing and soothing experience to celebrate this festival among backwaters, coconut trees and nature till infinity. There are many churches in Kerala that are beautifully decorated with lights and stars. The Cochin Carnival during Christmas makes the festival more fun and joyful and this carnival continues for 10 days. Plum cakes are the specialitiesof Kerala. In Kerala, Crib making contest are held in every locality, in schools and in colleges.
Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Shillong Assam celebrates Christmas in a different way, unlike the other parts of India. There is a three-day event celebrated in Mizoram in Christmas. Large number of tourists come to see the historic Christmas fir tree at All Saints Cathedral Hall Premises in Shillong. This tree wasplanted by the British over a hundred years ago and it is a 150 feet tall tree, the tree is adorned with lights and decorative baubles in Christmas. The streets are decorated. Christmas is celebrated in a traditional way in the hills.Celebrate this Christmas in hills and chills.