Venue: All over Kerala
Christmas is celebrated by millions around the world. The Christian community of Kerala celebrates the grand festival with a mix of local flavour.
Churches all over Kerala, on the Christmas Eve, will have midnight mass, attended by people of all age groups. Several days prior to Christmas, households, shops, malls and offices would begin to get filled with signatures of Christmas such as the crib, Christmas tree, and stars of varying sizes and shapes.
Evenings are marked by carol groups visiting houses; especially in the countryside where big carol groups can be witnessed. And come Christmas day, a customary feast involving friends and relatives would take the centre stage.
In Kerala, festival dates are decided in accordance with the Malayalam calendar and the local traditions and customs. We have calculated the festival dates based on these. But there can be changes in the dates according the customs and rituals associated with each place of worship. As such, these should be considered only as approximate dates and have to be confirmed with the local authorities.