Dec 25, 2021

The world celebrates Christmas Featured

People across the world are celebrating Christmas - one of the holiest times in the Christian calendar.

Despite Christmas being an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, it has also become a culturally festive season celebrated among billions of non Christians around the world.

However,  due to the Covid-19 pandemic, festivities are cut back for the second year in a row, with smaller crowds seen and less pomp and splendour.

In Colombo, festivities are largely non-existent in comparison to recent years, mainly due to the pandemic and economic woes. However, some public places in the heart of city were decked with seasonal lights.

(Pics : Shanika Jayasekara)

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