Monday, July 22, 2024
CivicsHeritage

Celebrating Christmas in Nepal

The Christian community in Nepal is celebrating Christmas with great pomp all throughout the nation today. Since Nepal was proclaimed a secular state in 2007, non-Christians have also begun to celebrate the event with great fervor. Ever since, the people of Nepal celebrate Christmas as one of the national holidays.

The Legend Behind Christmas

The Christian Bible’s Matthew and Luke Gospels relate the story of Jesus Christ’s birth and the events that surrounded this miraculous event. This forms the basis of the popular myths surrounding Christmas.

According to legend, an angel visited Mary, a virgin, and told her that she would become pregnant by the power of the Holy Spirit. She would then give birth to a son who would be named Jesus.

When Mary and her husband, Joseph, arrived in Bethlehem for the census, the inn was full. Jesus was born in a modest cave or stable where they took refuge.

Shepherds in the fields heard the news of his birth from angels. A bright star led the Three Wise Men, also known as the Magi, from the East to the newborn. They brought presents of myrrh, frankincense, and gold.

The origin and significance of Christmas are based on the idea that this day marks the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. He would fulfill predictions and save humanity. People believe that Jesus’ birth was a supernatural occurrence that represented God’s love for humanity and the promise of redemption.

The Birth of Jesus

The Celebration

Christians in Nepal have been celebrating Christmas by going to churches. There they sing Christmas songs, dance, exchange gifts, and partake in a variety of delectable treats. All around the nation, families deck up their houses with festive décor, lights, and Christmas trees. The sounds of laughter and the smells of seasonal sweets fill the streets as people gather to celebrate the joys of the season. Christians exchange gifts and decorate colorful Christmas trees on this day.  

Along with Christmas pudding, pumpkin pies, and other treats, the Christmas feasts include fish, roasted chicken, vegetables, and other Nepali cuisine. 

Decorated Christmas Tree

Greetings from the Prime Minister

On this Christmas Day, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has sent greetings to all Christian groups both domestically and overseas.

In a message of best wishes sent today, Prime Minister Dahal stated his hope that the holiday season will promote social harmony, religious tolerance, and national cohesion. He emphasized that cultural diversity has been enshrined into Nepal’s constitution. According to PM Dahal, it is our shared duty to advance harmony and tolerance across various caste, cultural, religious, linguistic, and communal groups.

Conclusion

In this season of joy and giving, we would like to extend our warm Christmas wishes to our readers. We hope this day will bring forth a beautiful, lingering feeling of love, harmony and togetherness. Merry Christmas!

Luzon Technologies

What's your reaction?

Related Posts