Text and Pix Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai
“Glória in Excélsis Deo” in Latin means “Glory to God in the highest”.
Christmas is an annual celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, which fall on 25th of December. “Christmas”, the word originated from the term “Christ’s Mass”.
Christmas is celebrated as a major festival in many countries.
Homes, offices, Churches, shops and streets are decorated with special lights and glittering decors including Christmas trees, garlands and wreaths. Beautiful cribs depicting the birth of Jesus Christ are set up during the celebration, with spectacular statues of Mother Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, angels, shepherds, sheep, wise men and camels.
Special Christmas midnight mass is held at Churches on 24th December with singing of carols. Santa Claus greets and gives out gifts during Christmas.
Gift-giving is a tradition followed during the Christmas.
Baby Jesus at St. Peter’s College in Bambalapitty
Decorations on a Christmas tree at Cinnamon Grand Hotel
Rain soaked angel at St. Peter’s College in Bambalapitty
Christmas tree at Cinnamon Grand Hotel
Night view of the crib at St. Peter’s College in Bambalapitty
Gorgeous Ginger bread house at Cinnamon Grand Hotel
Decorations at Majestic City
Seasonal decorations at Cinnamon Grand Hotel
courtesy: Ceylon Today ~ Via Passionparade