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Christmas 2021 LIVE News, Christmas 2021 COVID-19 Curbs Latest Updates: Christmas, celebrated on December 25 every year, is one of the most important holidays around the world.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: December 26, 2021 12:12:31 pm
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Christmas Holiday Season 2021 Celebrations Live Updates: Celebrated on December 25 every year, Christmas marks and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and the second of the Holy Trinity of Christianity (the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit).

Christ, believed to have been miraculously conceived, was born in a stable in Bethlehem to Mother Mary and Saint Joseph. Jesus of Nazareth was a spiritual leader, whose teachings formed the foundation of Christianity.

Although the Bible does not mention a specific date for his birth, Emperor Constantine, the first Christian Roman emperor, designated December 25 as ‘Christmas’ — a day to commemorate Christ’s birth. The United States declared December 25 as a federal holiday in 1870 and it has been a widely-recognised holiday ever since.

This day serves as a reminder of Christ’s enormous sacrifice for mankind and his lessons on how to be a nobleman, as he is the emblem of all divinity. God is said to have sent his son Jesus into the world to save humans from all evils. Christmas is also known as the ‘Feast of Nativity’ and has a cultural as well as religious significance for the Christian, as well as non-Christian community.

In the pandemic, the celebrations may look a little different. But if you take all necessary precautions, you may be able to bring festive cheer with your near and dear ones. Just follow all Covid protocols.

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As per a PTI report, the Christian community in Kerala on Saturday celebrated Christmas with traditional fervour, pomp and enthusiasm.

The festive spirit started with the midnight mass which was held in churches across the state. Senior bishops and priests delivered the Christmas message. While Cardinal Mar Baselios Cleemis led the midnight mass at the St Mary's Cathedral of Syro Malankara Catholic Church in the state capital, Cardinal Mar George Alanchery of Syro Malabar Catholic Church conducted the service in Kochi and gave out the Christmas message. Celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, people decorated their homes with bright, colourful lights and a Christmas tree. Feasts were prepared and which were shared with neighbours and friends.

Devotees said unlike previous year's Christmas celebrations which were dampened by COVID-19 restrictions, there were no restrictions in place for this year's Christmas celebrations. However, people maintained vigil by wearing masks, using sanitizer and keeping distance in view of spread of Omicron variant of coronavirus, they said. Kerala has reported 37 cases of Omicron so far. 

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Christmas has been celebrated as one of the most important holidays around the world. On Christmas Eve, people attend midnight mass at churches. Families decorate their homes with Christmas ornaments, stockings, tinsels and most importantly, the tree.

Kids await the arrival of the fabled Santa Claus, or Father Claus, an old man decked in red with a white beard, bearing a bag full of toys, with his elves and reindeers at tow, arriving at midnight and leaving gifts under the decorated tree. People spread cheer, attend carnivals and spend quality time with family and friends on this day.

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