West Monroe's First West Church keeping Christ in Christmas on Sunday

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One of the tourist devotee Marry (name changed) said, "I am from Kerala and visited Kashmir to see its natural beauty".

Though it is not a formal church, perhaps the most meaningful Christmas Eve service was in a house in Selçuk, a town in the Aegean province of İzmir.

Markets in various parts of India have also begun selling Christmas-related decor, such as cut outs of Santa Claus, Christmas stars of various sizes and colour variants, fairy lights and so on. "I wish that Christmas, celebrated by our Christian citizens from different denominations, traditions and churches in line with their beliefs, will lead to the strengthening of the climate of solidarity in our country".

Peruvians celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ -the most important Catholic celebration around the world- seeking divine blessings for their loved ones. "We just want to bring people together and celebrate Jesus' birth", Travis Ryan says.

The Christmas cribs at the churches were a major attraction. Further, church groups are also conducting enactment of scenes from the life of Jesus Christ. They participated in special prayers.

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Christian community people offering special prayers on the occasion of the Christmas Day on Monday, December 25, 2017.

The church wore a festive look with buntings and balloons decorated all over it. Faithful from all over the country gathered in large numbers at Shrine Basilica of our Lady of Health in Vailankanni and also New Jerusalem Church at Tarangambadi, the oldest protestant church in Asia, and offered prayers.

He said special New Year celebrations were also being held at Pahalgam to promote Pahalgam also as a winter tourist destination that otherwise is considered to be a summer resort.Hafeez said this year, a snow festival would also be held at Patnitop.

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister K Palaniswami and leaders of political parties extended their greetings to the people. A 65-feet, or as tall as a seven-storey building, pine conifer at a society in Worli attracted visitors, for its tag of being Indias tallest fully decorated Christmas tree. In Prakasham district, the churches were glittering with electric colour lights.

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