Armenian Christmas in Kolkata

An Armenian Christmas

Do you know when Christmas is celebrated? I am sure you will reply 25th of December. Well actually it is correct but it all depends on which part of the world you are. Most of the world celebrates Christmas on 25th of December but there are some communities which celebrate Christmas on a different date. The best example for this would be that of the Armenians.

The Armenians celebrate Christmas on 6th of January, this is the also known as Epiphany across the Christian Calendar. On this day according to the Gospels, there was a “Revelation from God” that Jesus is the son of God. Some also commemorate the visit of the Magi wherein three wise men visited Jesus to present him with the three gifts.

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A Kolkata Christmas Cake Conspiracy

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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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