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‘Jingle Bells’ Night rocks Agartala city : Christmas celebration soars joy in Tripura amid harmony & brotherhood
TIWN Dec 25, 2018
‘Jingle Bells’ Night rocks Agartala city : Christmas celebration soars joy in Tripura amid harmony & brotherhood
PHOTO : Christmas celebrated with full enthusiasm at Agartala. TIWN Pic Dec 25

AGARTALA, Dec 25 (TIWN): Agartala city is glittering on the evening of Christmas. Minister Sudip Barman has joined the Christmas celebration at the heart of the capital city. Children, senior citizens joined in merrymaking, crowed rushed at sweet, cake shops, proving once again Tripura is a land of peace, harmony and brotherhood. Gigantic multi-coloured stars, with "Merry X'Mas" in large letters, have been put up at prominent squares, housing complexes and other places.Most Christian homes were lit up with Christmas stars, twinkling fairy lights, colourful festoons, big and small Christmas trees and the benevolent Santa Claus.Christmas was celebrated today across northeast India with special prayers, hymns, and masses in churches, besides the traditional mass community feasts and delicious food.Over 5.3 million Christians live in Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Manipur while there are a significant number of Christians in the other northeastern states -- Tripura, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh.Christians, Non-Christians all have thronged on the occasion of Christmas across Churches in Tripura.

The annual carnival began from Saturday night with church services and fellowships where the congregation sang Christmas carols -- both western and local songs, composed by the local spiritualists and composers.

Christmas is being celebrated across Tripura’s churches. At Bishop's House, Mariam Nagar churches devotees thronged to pray to Jesus for betterment of their lives.

TIWN visited Don Bosco Church, Mairam Nagar, Bishop's house  where huge number of students and other people joined in Christmas prayer.  

Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

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