TN gets ready to Christmas tomorrow

Christians across Tamilnadu are bracing to celebrate Christmas tomorrow. With covid threat looming large, it would a low-key celebration with no big gathering at Churches. Meanwhile, the sale of cakes and decorative items have picked up in shops.

Says Thomas, a private employee, "We attend special church services, spend time with family members, wear new clothes and eat a festive meal. Some families exchange gifts or give small presents or sweets to children. They may display small electric lamps or small clay oil-burning lamps and decorate their homes with banana or mango leaves. Some also put up a nativity scene with clay figures or a Christmas tree. Christmas trees in India are usually imitation pine trees or branches of native trees or bushes.''