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Christmas being celebrated

  • Published at 10:31 am December 25th, 2018
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File photo: Christmas, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, is being celebrated at Dhaka's Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel on December 25, 2018 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

President Hamid and Prime Minister Hasina issued separate messages on the occasion

Christmas is being celebrated in Bangladesh, as elsewhere across the world, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.

The Christian community is celebrating the day on Tuesday, reports UNB.

Christmas, the biggest religious festival of the community, is the celebration of rebirth, new beginnings, forgiveness, peace, and renewing relationships with God and human beings.

Christmas trees with colourful lights, special prayers, the distribution of gifts among children, and the exchange of pleasantries are the main features of the day's festivities.

Christmas carols and hymns will be sung before and after the prayer sessions at the churches.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the occasion.

The archbishop of Bangladesh, ambassadors and representatives from different foreign missions, distinguished persons of the Christian community, religious leaders and professionals will join the reception.

A group of singers will perform Christmas carols at the reception.

Later, President Abdul Hamid will cut a Christmas cake with members of the Christian community.

Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and different private TV channels and radio stations will air special programs highlighting the significance of the day.