Christian Festivals

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Christian Festivals
The festivals dotting the Christian Calendar are marked by general out pourings of devotion, mourning and joy according to the religious significance of these days. Some common festivals celebrated by Christians are the days commemorating the major Christian events like Christmas for the birth of Jesus Christ and Easter for his martyrdom and resurrection. Other popular events usually mark the birth or the feast days of famous Saints. These occasions are celebrated with great enthusiasm; the people observe the time worn customs and traditions associated with each festival, which make each of these festivals, a unique experience.
January1MondayNew Year's Day
January6SaturdayNew Year's Day
February2FridayDeva Matha Parisuthamaana Thirunal (candlemas)
February28WednesdayAsh Wednesday
March4SundayFirst Sunday
March17SundaySt.Patricks Day
March25SundayLectare Sunday
April8SundayPalm Sunday
April12ThursdayMaundy Thursday
April13FridayGood Friday
April14SaturdayHoly Saturday
June10SundayThiruthuva Sunday (Trinity)
June14ThursdayCorpus Christi
June22FridaySacred Heart of Jesus
June23SaturdayImmaculate Heart of Mary
July1SundayCanada Dominion Day
July2MondayDeva Madha Katchi Aruliya Dhinam
August15WednesdayDeva Madha Moksha Thirunal (Assumption)
September8SaturdayDeva Madha Pirantha Naal (Birth of Virgin Mary)
September14FridayCelebration of Cross
November1WednesdayAll Saints Day
November2ThursdayAll Souls Day
November23FridayThanks Giving
November25SundayAdvent First Sunday
December8SaturdayDeva Madha Karuvutra Thirunal
December24MondayChristmas Eve
December31MondayNew Year's Eve.

Christmas is perhaps the only festival that is celebrated with an equal amount of joy and happiness all across the world. The entire Christian community and even some non-Christians wait for the 25th December every year to regale in fun and festivity. Christmas primarily celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, the father of the Christian religion. The word Christmas comes from the Old English word - Cristes Maesse or Christ's Mass. However, the celebrations and customs related to the day have evolved over the years.

Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ, who was believed to be the saviour of mankind. Christmas has always been one of the favourite times of the year for everyone through out the world. The magical events of Ch...