Iraq Officially makes Christmas Day a National Holiday

27 December, 2018, 08:22 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Christmas is a time when so many of us have much to be grateful for

"You need to have Jesus Christ before obtaining prosperity".

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry in a statement felicitating the Christian community on Christmas said that the protection of the rights of minorities is among the top priorities of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government, according to a Radio Pakistan report. Christmas comes from the words "Christ" and "Mass", meaning the day the Mass of Christ is held. The Christmas messages were disseminated at these services.

"As we mark the birth of Christ, let's not be taken away by the element of merrymaking and forget reflecting on the birth of Jesus our salvation" he said.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu today extended greetings to the people of both the Telugu States and in other countries on the eve of Christmas. Irrespective of their religious identity, many people from the city celebrated the festival of Christmas.

Dashe enjoined the faithful to be modest and simple in celebrating the season, noting that he usually send gift to Muslim brothers during the season to strengthen love and mutual relationship. "During his stay among us we learnt of the healing power of Jesus of Nazareth; the child whose birth in the grotto in Bethlehem we are celebrating".

A cross section of the residents who spoke to NAN expressed joy over the peaceful celebration in Maiduguri. He wanted people to celebrate Christmas amidst happiness and bliss.

"I wish all Nigerians a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year".

The president urged Kenyans to love one another and spread the Christmas spirit by sharing with the less fortunate.

He said that Christmas offered Christians an opportunity to reciprocate Jesus' incredible act of love, by dedicating themselves to things that promote good virtues, peace, harmony and progress. The baby's cry tells us when he is hungry and thirsty or he is feeling cold and needs someone to feed or swaddle him.

But maybe this year we can be better. Some are in the hospitals and others are nowhere to be found, " he said.



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