Christmas Day tomorrow

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PV Desk : The Christian community celebrates Christmas Day in Bangladesh tomorrow with festivity commemorating the birthday of Jesus Christ as elsewhere in the world.

The Christians of different groups will celebrate the festival amid merriment and festivity religious fervor offering special prayers, illuminating churches, installing makeshift Christmas trees at homes and places of worship and missions.

Elder people of the community, attired in the outfit of Santa Claus, make fun with children and distribute gifts as part of a universal Christian practice.

In separate messages, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greeted members of the Christian community on this occasion.

In his message, President Hamid called for further consolidating the tradition of religious harmony in the country.

He said Jesus Christ had invited the derailed people to the path of truth and justice.

The path of salvation lies in love, services, forgiveness, compassion and sympathy, added the President.

He said Bangladesh is a country of communal harmony where the people are tied with the bond of love and friendship.