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World Advent Calendar

by Mandy Barrow

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What kind of trees are decorated at Christmas time in India?


















Mango and Banana Trees

In India, Christians decorate mango and banana trees at Christmas time. Sometimes they also decorate their houses with mango leaves.


There are no snowflakes or mistletoe or reindeer at Christmas time in India. However, people do decorate their homes with lights and Christmas trees.

In India, Christmas is called bada din, meaning the 'big day' in Hindi ( India's national language)

Most people in India are Hindu. Christians make up only about one percent of the population. poinsettia

Christian churches are decorated with poinsettias and lit with candles for the Christmas Eve service.

Different parts of India celebrate Christmas in different ways.

In northwest India, the tribal Christians of the Bhil tribe go out night after night for a week during Christmas to sing their equivalent of carols the whole night through.

Christians in southern India light little lamps and place them along the edge of roofs and walls, so that the houses twinkle with light.

Christmas in India is a public holiday and people irrespective of their religion enjoy it along with the Christians.

Large department stores are decorated and children visit Santa Claus there.

Like in the UK, children in India have a school holiday over the Christmas period. They break up (finish school) just before Christmas and return to school early in the new year.

Do you know why we decorate the Christmas tree in England?

24 days till Christmas!

I wonder if it will snow this Christmas?
I love building snowmen, don't you?

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