Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Around The World: India

As we continue our Christmas Around the World series, we bring you a piece by Shagorika Ghosh of Mumbai, India. She wrote in 2009 about how Christmas is observed in her country and offered this photo she took of 17-year-old Apeksha Porwal, then a student at St. Xavier's College in Mumbai.

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Christmas comes to India
By Shagorika Ghosh

MUMBAI, India -- In a country that's predominantly Hindu, and holds on steadfastly to its secular tag, Christmas holds different meaning for different people.

In rural India, December 25th is just another date on the calendar.

For some urban dwellers, though, it is just a reason to have a 10-day vacation -- rolling Christmas and New Year's into one generally termed "Christmas vacation."

To read the rest of Shagorika's piece, click here.

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