Christmas in Pakistan
In Pakistan, December 25th is a public holiday, but it is in memory of Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. Like in India, Christians make up a very small part of the population. But as Pakistan has a population over 162 million people, there are more than 5 millions Christians! Most Christians in Pakistan live the country and are quite poor.
At Christian festivals, like Christmas and Easter, a big procession takes place, in Lahore, from St. Anthony's Church to the Cathedral. It takes hours to reach the Cathedral for the services. These are then celebrated with lots of enthusiasm! Before and during Advent, spiritual seminars take place to help people to prepare for Christmas or 'Bara Din' (which in Urdu and Punjabi means the 'Big Day'). This expression is very popular, even among Muslims in Pakistan.
During the last week of Advent, in many Christian areas, carol singing is performed by various groups. They go from house to house singing carols and in return the family offers something to the choir. Mostly the money collected from such carols is used for charity works or is given to the church.
In the big Christian areas, each house is decorated and has a star on the roof. The streets are also decorated and lit. The crib and Christmas tree are also important decorations. Sometimes there are crib competitions! Christians also sometimes exchange Christmas cakes.
On Christmas Eve, Churches are packed for the midnight or vigil-mass services. The choirs sing very special hymns. After the vigil-mass, in some places, there are fireworks which help celebrate the start of Bara Din. People dance, exchange presents and enjoy the special night.
On Bara Din or Christmas Day, Christians go to Church again for the Bara Din celebrations. People wear their best, colorful clothes. They can stay in the Church courtyard for hours, enjoying various food from the different stalls. The evening is usually celebrated with immediate family or relatives where special food is enjoyed. Adults often visit their parents.
In Pakistan Santa Claus/Father Christmas is known as 'Christmas Baba'.
Speech recitation and group discussion are the most important necessities of the student’s school life which develops leadership qualities among students. Students must involve in both whenever they get chance in their schools or colleges. Doing so, helps them in removing their hesitation of talking in front of others on stage as well as creates leadership qualities in them. We have provided below variety of speech on Christmas in order to help students to actively take part in the speech recitation activity at Christmas event celebration in their school. All the Christmas speech provided by us are written using very easy words and small sentences for the students. So, you can select any of the speeches on Christmas according to your need and requirement:
Speech on Christmas
Christmas Speech 1
Good Morning to the Principal Sir, Sir, Madam, seniors and my dear colleagues. Today is the Christmas which we celebrate every year very happily by arranging a cultural event. This day is celebrated as Christmas Day as an annual festival all over the world especially by the people of Christian religion. This day is of much importance for the Christians as they commemorate the birth of their God, Jesus Christ. It is observed annually on 25th of December as one of the religious and cultural celebrations worldwide. Christmas Day has been declared as the public holiday by the government in most of the countries all across the world. It is also celebrated by the non-Christian people culturally in India and other countries by proper decoration and arrangement. This celebration is one of the integral parts of the holiday celebrations of the year.
The custom of celebration in various countries involves mix of Christian, pre-Christian, secular themes and origins. Some of the most important customs of this holiday celebration are gift sharing, distributing gifts by Santa Claus, Christmas cards distribution, Christmas music, singing Christmas songs, lighting candles, church services, having a special meal, special Christmas decorations, Christmas trees, Christmas lights, and so many. Various identical figures such as Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, and Christkind, bring gifts to the small children at Christmas night. It is a significant event especially for the retailers and businesses.
At this day children become very happy as they get gift by their parents and Santa Claus in the mid of night. They wear Santa cap and Santa dress to celebrate this day in their school. Children go to the market and do lots of shopping with their parents. I hope you all liked my speech on such a great occasion. I wish you all a very happy Christmas.
Thank You All
Christmas Speech 2
Good Morning to the Principal Sir, Sir, Madam, seniors and my dear colleagues. As we have gathered here to celebrate Christmas, I would like to speech some lines about Christmas in front of you. I am very thankful to my class teacher for giving me such a great opportunity to speech here at this occasion.
Christmas is called as the “Feast day of Christ”. It is celebrated as the Christian holiday to pay honor as well as commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is believed as the Son of God for years by the people of Christian religion. It is also supposed and celebrated by the non-Christians as a cultural holiday in the month of December. It becomes a great festival in the winter season. Everyone waits for the arrival of Christmas very eagerly. It is celebrated every year on 25th of December with huge preparations and decorations. Christmas tree, Christmas cards, Santa Claus, gifts, etc matters a lot at this occasion.
25th of December is the most important day of the year for Christians. They also celebrate Easter to remember the death and resurrection of the Jesus Christ. People start preparations for Christmas which is called as Advent and it begins on Sunday of four weeks before the Christmas. The whole season of Christmas is known as Christmastide which ends on 6th of January means 12th day of Christmas during which Epiphany is remembered by the people.
This occasion is celebrated all over the world as a religious holiday by both Christians and non-Christians people alike. The rituals and traditions of celebrating it differs a while from country to country however almost included things are feast, gifts, cards, Santa, church, singing Christmas carols and songs, etc. Santa Claus is a most famous tradition which is must be performed in many countries of the world. I wish you all a very happy Christmas.
Christmas Speech 3
Good Morning to the Excellencies, Principal Sir, Sir, Madam, seniors and my dear colleagues. We are here to celebrate Christmas and at this occasion I would like to speech some lines about Christmas festival. First of all, I would like say a lot of thank to my class teacher for giving me such a great opportunity to speech here at this occasion.
Christmas is celebrated every year on 25th of December by the Christians and non-Christians people all over the world. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ who was born on 25th of December. It is a religious and traditional festival of the Christians. In India, it is celebrated by more than 25 million Christians with great enthusiasm and joy. There is a largest Indian Christian community in Mumbai where mostly Roman Catholics are found. In other states of country there are high populations of Christians are found who make this festival a glory of India in the winter season. At this festival, a midnight mass is considered as the most important service for Christians especially Catholics during which whole family members go to the mass and enjoy a massive feast of different delicacies. They also involve in the giving and receiving of presents to each other. Few days before of the date, they enjoy decorating churches with Poinsettia flowers and candles especially for the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass service.
People start greeting each other from few days before the festival by saying Happy Christmas, Merry Christmas, Subh krisamas, krismas Mubarak, etc through Christmas cards or gift distribution. Decorating Christmas Trees in the houses or garden is the special custom and tradition of Christmas celebration. People also decorate their homes and Churches with candle and electric bulbs. Christian people in Southern India lit some small oil burning clay lamps on roofs to symbolize that Jesus is the light of whole world. They sing a special song known as carol song and perform other rituals in the church. At some places, there is a traditional to cut fruit Christmas cake to actually celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Santa comes in the mid night with lots of attractive gifts to distribute among kids.
There is a traditional of keeping fast especially by the Catholics, they do not eat from 1st to 24th of December and eat after midnight service. Santa Claus (the Christmas Father) is also called as Christmas Baba (in Hindi), Baba Christmas (in Urdu), Christmas Thaathaa (in Tamil), Christmas Thatha (in Telugu), Natal Bua (in Marathi), and Christmas Papa in (in Kerla).
Christmas Speech 4
Good Morning to the Excellencies, Principal Sir, Sir, Madam, seniors and my dear colleagues. We are gathered here to celebrate the Christmas festival. I would like to speech some lines about Christmas festival. I am very thankful to my class teacher that she has given me such a great opportunity to speech here at this occasion.
We eagerly wait for this great occasion every year. It is one of the happiest and enjoyable festivals of the winter season. It falls every year in the mid of winter season, on 25th of December. It is celebrated by the people of many religions worldwide however especially by the Christians. The tradition of celebrating it varies from country to country however almost similar. The most common activities are decorating and lighting Christmas trees, hanging Advent wreaths, buying Christmas stockings, candy canes, Santa dress, Santa cap, decorating the place with Nativity scenes to show the birth of Jesus Christ, etc. Christmas carols are sung and stories are told to children to let them about the figures like Baby Jesus, Santa Claus, St Nicholas, Christkind, Father Christmas, Grandfather Frost, etc.
Christmas is celebrated every year to commemorate the birth of Jesus on 25th of December. Jesus is also called as Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus Christ. He is believed as the Son of God and has been the central figure of Christianity for years. Modern scholars agree with the historical existence of Jesus. It is believed that Jesus was a Jewish rabbi who had preached his messages to people orally. He came on the earth to support his people however crucified for the sins of people. His followers believed that he was back to the life after death. Jesus was the Son of God having unique significance and took birth from the Holy Spirit, a virgin woman named Mary. It is considered that He came to earth as savior of his people. He was one of the important prophets of God and Messiah for innocent people.
In order to pay honor and remember the Jesus Christ for his all the great works, people celebrate Christmas day annually with huge preparations and decorations. They start sending Christmas cards and gifts to the loved ones few weeks before the celebration. It is a special religious observance when Christian people keep fast for many days and break their fast on the midnight Mass. I wish you all the very happy Christmas.
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