In India, Christmas celebration brings the whiff of winter. Most of the Christians in India start their celebration by attending special church services. Others gather around shopping arcades, which are stuffed with Christmas gifts, decorations, and presentation items. Spending time with family members and attending Christmas events in well-decorated platforms start from 25th December and goes on for nearly one week. Shops and residences are decorated with electric bulbs or oil-burning lamps.
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Mumbai - Most of the Christians in India live in Mumbai. They are Roman Catholics by religion. So, the arrangement of this celebration in Mumbai is quite extravagant. People gather in the center of the city by midnight and they pray for a happy new year. Then they follow a massive feast organized by different companies. Churches in here are decorated with Poinsettia flowers and candles.
Southern India - Christians in this part of India put small clay lamps on the top of their house to guide the blessings of Lord Jesus. Putting mangers and paper lanterns in the front window is the most common way of decorating the house in this event.
North West India - This part of India is popular for the celebration traditions of Bhil folk. Bhil folk are the tribal people in North West India. This ethnic group of people has their own traditional Christmas carols and decorative options.
The Westin Mumbai Garden City, Peninsula Grand, Royal Orchid Central Grazia, Sun-N-Sand, Sana Residency, Apollo Guest House etc. are some of the famous hotels in India.