Over the past four decades that I have been roaming this planet Christmas had been part of my life bringing new flavors in new ways and had rediscovered this most celebrated Birthday everytime. My early memories are of more traditional celebrations in my first school “The Holy Cross School” which was run by Christian missionaries. In Kolkata the Christmas day is known as “boro-din” a popular belief that the days starts to become longer and night shorter from this day. This day is ear marked in all Bengali’s calendar as a day to go out for picnic. Our college campus which is on the bank of the river Ganges and adjacent to one of the oldest Botanical garden in the country used to have hundreds to visitors mistaking it to be the botanical garden, which turns into a family park during holidays.
In Bahrain I have some very dear Goan friends and we had great time together during the whole week leading to 25th and without a doubt had the best Christmas of my life. But all in all this day has always been a day for celebrations!
I am sharing some of the lovely pictures that I have received by emails and unfortunately cannot stand by for the authenticity of these information but they do look marvelous.
The Capitol Christmas tree in Washington, D.C.
Christmas tree display rises up the slopes of Monte Ingino, Italy
A Christmas tree is projected onto the exterior of the Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka,Tokyo.
Illuminating the Gothic facades of Prague's Old Town Square
In Venice 's Murano Island renowned throughout the world for its quality glasswork
In the Praça do Comércio in Lisbon, Portugal
St. Peter's Square in Rome