Nepal saw the successful celebrations of Christmas 2017 amidst enthralling audience across the country on December 25, 2017.
All sections of public including Christian and non-Christian communities joined the celebrations, while many youngsters and kids appeared in Santa Claus caps greeting ‘Merry Christmas’ marking the festival celebrations.
On the occasion, Christians across the country gathered at churches around the Kathmandu Valley to pray and exchange greetings.
Popular areas such as Durbar Marg, Thamel, Bhaktapur, Basantapur and Lalitpur were colorfully decorated with Christmas trees and glittering ornaments.
Extending her festival greetings to the people of Nepal, President Bidya Devi Bhandari said, “Nepal is a multi-lingual, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-religious country. Every festival celebrated in the country is part of the national heritage and these festivals have played a significant role in maintaining unity and religious harmony among people living in the country. We should all preserve and promote such festivals, languages and culture.”
According to the 2011 census report, Nepal has a total of 3 lakh Christian population, and the festival is a public holiday in the country.