India is the country of festivity and celebration. Being a secular state, it has inhabitants belonging to all religions. Christian is one of the major communities in the country. It is the third largest religion constituting 2.3% of Indian Population. About 70% of them are Roman Catholic and the rest are either Protestant or Orthodox. They are spread in across all part and walks of life in the country. Christian Festivals have all colors that are found in the wonderful Indian cultural heritage. The festivals celebrated by the Christians are full of enjoyment and merry making. The day of any festival is always commemorated with good wishes accompanied by gifts like Cakes, Toys, Clothes, Chocolates et cetera.
The festivals of Christian mainly revolve round the life and teachings of Jesus Christ: the son of God. Jesus Christ propagated Christianity all over the world with the massage of universal brotherhood and atonement of Sin with by serving the fellow men. Every festival of Christian has the same central idea behind them whether it is Charismas, Ester and Good Friday.
Christmas is the most significant festival that is celebrated with same fun and frolic all over the world. The festive spirit of Christmas is started building up with the arrival winter season. It is celebrated on 25th of December every year. This festival is the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ who was the son of the God and came to the earth for the redemption of Hunan kind expelled from the Paradise. The celebration consists of decorating Charismas Tree, seeking gift and blessing from Santa Clause.
Goa Carnival is one of the eagerly awaited festivals in Goa. It celebrated in the mid February. This is the occasion of non stop festivity and unbridled fun & frolic. It is a week long event with lively and boisterous processions, dance, music, festivity, madness and merry making. The Goa carnival is unique and exclusive to Goa as it is not celebrated in any other part of the country.
Good Friday is observed on the Friday of Holy week. The occasion is held in the memory of Jesus Christ's Crucifixion and death. It is a one day festival on which the Christians keep fast remembering the sacrifice of the Christ for the sake of Humanity. The celebration mainly includes service in the Church and burning candles in front of the Christ's idol.
Thursday. The festival falls between 22nd March and 25th April. The festival is celebrated as the symbol of triumph of life over the death as Christ became alive on this day from his death.