Islamabad: The Christian community of the world is celebrating Christmas Day today (Wednesday).
Christians attend special church services and many exchange gifts, wear new clothes and decorate their homes. Nowadays, many stores and malls put up Christmas decorations, including a beautifully decorated Christmas tree
Christmas, a civil holiday in many of the world’s nations, is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians and is an integral part of the holiday season in Pakistan.
Muslims also express solidarity with the Christians on the occasion. The main ritual of the Christmas celebration is decoration of Christmas tree at homes and churches to welcome the arrival of Santa Claus also known as Father Christmas.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain have congratulated not only Christians of Pakistan as well as throughout the world on the auspicious occasion of Christmas.