Today is Christmas, the biggest religious festival of the Christian community. Jesus Christ was born on this day in Bethlehem. As Christians believe, Jesus came to earth to strengthen the human bond with salvation from all sins.
Like other countries, the followers of Christianity in Bangladesh are also celebrating Christmas with prayers, religious rituals, and joyous celebrations. Churches across the country, including the capital, are colorfully decorated. President Mohammad Sahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed Christmas greetings in separate messages.
The celebration of the birth of Jesus is going on in a festive atmosphere around the world. The whole world is busy sharing happiness with relatives. However, in the Israeli invasion, there is no festive event in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.
People of all ages attend Christmas prayers at the traditional Church of the Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. A special prayer service is held on Christmas Eve at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. About 6,500 people participated in it.
Pope Francis highlighted the greatness of Jesus’ simple life in his Christmas address. He lamented the Israeli war on the holy land of his birthplace, ignoring the message of peace given by Jesus Christ.