Christians have very few festivals so we tend to extend the Christmas fun as much as possible. The best example for this is that of “Boxing Day”, traditionally this was observed a day after Christmas that is 26th of December. On this day the rich and high in the society used to distribute gifts to the servants and to the general population in boxes and thus the tern “Boxing” got derived from it. It has nothing to do with Boxing the sport but more to do with packing of gift in boxes.
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If you are in Kolkata during the festive season of Christmas then Park Street is the place to be. Park street was always the nerve centre of Christmas and New Year related activities but for the last couple of years this street is getting completely decked up and bringing an absolutely transformation. For the last couple of years Kolkata Christmas Festival is celebrated at Park Street and it includes food fest, live DJ, cultural programmes, giant Christmas Tree etc.
Since I am pretty busy during this season with my own set of home and locality decorations thus it’s not possible for me to attend all the programmes in spite of my office being at Park Street. However I make it a point to visit it with my family right after Christmas and just before the onset of New Year.
For my daughter her main attraction is obviously the cotton candy and popcorn, my wife obviously loves to see the overall atmosphere and for me my main intention is to photograph the entire show and it specially includes the food stall set up by families with some delicious tasty treats.
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The first word that comes to our mind when we hear the word “Christmas” is Christmas Cakes. Most people think that Christmas has everything to do with Cakes but in reality it’s much more than only cake. Most of these items are homemade thus the taste and quality is unparalleled. In this blog I am going to list of some additional Christmas specialities, some of the items are more specific to Eastern India thus may not be the same for rest of the country.
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Calcutta during the month of December puts up a new makeup and for a month and completely transcends in to a party mood. Calcutta somehow gets associated with Christmas celebrations much more than any other city in India according to me, it may be due to its colonial heritage that Christmas in Calcutta is something truly different.
I belong to a very tiny Bengali Christian community in this city and we do celebrate Christmas a little differently. Talking about Christmas the first thing that comes to our mind is Christmas cake, something without which Christmas is not really Christmas.
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