Christmas celebrated in Kashmir amid biting cold

Srinagar

Amid a biting cold wave in the state, the Christian community of the valley on Tuesday celebrated the Christmas; the birthday of Jesus Christ, with zest and gaiety in Srinagar.

A person dressed as Santa Claus offers sweets to children during Christmas celebrations at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Srinagar, on Dec, 25, 2018. KL image by Bilal Bahadur

The mass prayers celebrations at Srinagar’s Holy Family Catholic Church, a Roman Catholic Church located at Maulana Azad Road, began in the morning and ended up around 3:00 pm.

Devotees attend Christmas day during a Christmas Day at a Catholic Church in Srinagar Tuesday on December 25, 2018. KL image by Bilal Bahadur

The church was decorated with colourful buntings and balloons, the devotees attending the celebrations prayed for the communal harmony, love for humanity and compassion for all living inside the valley.

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