Lifestyle & Belief

Christmas in Kolkata: Badaa Din

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A fusion of traditions. In Hindu festivals, Gods and Goddesses are hidden from sight behind curtains. The custom has now been adopted for nativity scenes in Kolkata. (Photo: Sandip Roy)

Christians may be a minority in India, but Christmas is a national holiday. And citizens of all religions celebrate the festival, which Indians call the Badaa Din, or the Big Day.

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