Thiruvananthapuram: Keralites on Sunday celebrated Christmas with traditional fervour and piety rejoicing the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem bringing hope and peace to humanity.
As church bells tolled signalling the moment of Nativity, faithful congregated in large numbers for the Midnight Service in cathederals and churches of various Christian communities where senior prelates and priests conducted the special mass and gave out the Christmas message.
The state, where Christians account for nearly one-fourth of the population, has been in the grip of festive mood for the last several days.
Churches and homes were tastefully decked up with cribs depicting the birth-in-the manger scene and stars twinkling on Christmas trees....more
11:50 AM, Dec 25, 2011