KATHMANDU, Nepal– The Christian communities in the country and living across the world are observing their greatest festival Christmas to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, Wednesday.
The Christians have gathered at the various churches across the country to observe the day.
Observed on December 25 every year, Christmas is a time for exuberating Christ’s message of love‚ ‚ forgiveness and brotherhood among people.
President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav has extended his wishes to the Christian fraternity at home and abroad happiness‚ peace‚ prosperity and good health.
‘With the celebration and promotion of such festivals, I believe, will strengthen mutual love and goodwill among the Nepali people and ultimately help build a new prosperous Nepal,’ President said in a statement.
Likewise, Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, UCPN-Maoist among other parties has also extended their wishes to the Christians in the country.
Similarly, various programmes are being organized in the capital Kathmandu to mark the day. Houses, shops, hotels and restaurant of capital have already decorated with the images of Jesus and the Mary.
Hotel and Restaurants are planning to offer discounts and a lot of food varieties during Christmas in Thamel. The five star Annapurna hotel is going to organize a dinner for diplomats and other personalities this evening.
The government has announced public holiday on the occasion. With the outset of monarchy in 2006, the government of Nepal in 2011 decided to make Christmas a national holiday.
Though the day is celebrated mainly among the Christian communities in Nepal, however people belonging to other communities have also started showing their inclination.