Christmas 2022 in Pakistan: Christmas Eve Dinner & Decorations
It’s that time of the year again! Christmas 2022 is around the corner. We cannot wait to treat our eyes with all the Christmas magic that includes beautiful lights around the cities, well-decorated trees, the generous Santa, and all the mouth-watering dishes.
What is Christmas?
Christmas is a holy festival of Christians, celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, the Messiah and the creator of Christianity. Many people observe it as a religious holiday to remember Jesus’ birth, whereas many countries celebrate Christmas as a cultural holiday.
Origin of The Word “Christmas” & History of Christmas
It is one of the most widely celebrated events across the globe, and Christians all around the world celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December every year to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
The word “Christmas” comes from the “Mass of Christ”. It refers to a Christian’s belief in a mass service that Jesus died and returned to life. The Christ-Mass service name was later on shortened to Christmas. This was the only service or occasion allowed to be organized after sunset so that people could have it at midnight.
Christmas 2022 Celebrations Around the World
Christmas Eve is a unique holiday because it focuses on the future. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are very similar; however, everyone opens presents and eats cinnamon buns on Christmas morning.
Everyone relaxes and takes pleasure in the last few hours of prepping for Christmas Day on Christmas Eve. Adults have a lot to do before morning, including baking pies and stuffing stockings, baking presents, and wrapping them. Kids are focused only on the days until they can open their gifts.
Christmas Trees in Pakistan 2022
Germans in the 16th century were the first to bring an evergreen tree indoors for the holidays and decorate it. Now, regardless of whether you have a real or artificial tree, it is one of the most celebrated customs associated with Christmas.
Like every year, the Christmas tree will be adorned on Christmas 2022 with glass, metal, wood, ceramic baubles, miniature bells in gold or silver paint, stars of varying sizes, pine cones, apples, sweets, tinsels, balloons, etc., that will add beauty to the tree.
Christmas Decorations in Pakistan 2022
Adding a touch of joyous festivity to the dreary days of winter is as simple as decorating your house, yard, office, automobile, or even yourself.
Many individuals will take pleasure in creating their own Christmas 2022 decorations, such as a garland of lights or a wreath made of evergreen branches to put on the front door.
Christmas Eve Dinner 2022
The visual attractiveness of a sumptuous Christmas meal is increased when it is served on a table that has been dressed up with festive tableware and decorations.
Let’s be honest; the most excellent part of the holidays for everyone has to be feasting. Everyone looks forward to enjoying the delicious turkey, gingerbread, and candy on Christmas Eve. For Christmas Eve, Italian Americans prepare a traditional feast of homemade gnocchi, ravioli, and sausage.
Popular Christmas Dishes in 2022
Some of the most popular food items that will be enjoyed on Christmas eve and throughout the Christmas 2022 holidays include:
- Candy canes
- Honey ham
Christmas Traditions in Pakistan & Around The World
Several traditions are associated with this occasion. Like every year, people everywhere will follow these traditions for Christmas 2022. Some of these traditions that will be observed on Christmas 2022 include:
Exchanging Gifts During Christmas 2022
Giving gifts is one of the most purest and best ways to express your love for someone and is a popular Christmas tradition. Gifts will be exchanged between friends and family members everywhere on Christmas 2022. Exchanging gifts on Christmas eve symbolizes gifts the three wise men brought for the baby Jesus.
Caroling in Christmas Day
Strolling groups of singers, decked out in festive attire, perform holiday songs in public places like town squares and business districts and in front of residences on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Over several days coming up to Christmas, Christians worldwide mimic Mary and Joseph’s desperate hunt for an inn where the infant Jesus might be born. All the kids enjoy taking turns hitting a pinata on Christmas morning, filled with small gifts and seasonal candies.
Santa Claus in Christmas 2022
Santa is also one of the popular traditions that will be celebrated on Christmas 2022, as usual. Santa Claus, a mythological person who has become the traditional Christmas patron in the United States and other countries, is known for giving gifts to children on Christmas Eve.
According to old sayings, Santa Claus and his wife live at the North Pole, where they spend much of the year making toys for the kids. There, kids write him letters asking for presents for the big day.
On Christmas Eve, Santa Claus loads up his sleigh with gifts for all the good little boys and girls worldwide and flies around the globe, pulled by eight reindeer, stopping at each child’s home. He then slides down the chimney and leaves the gifts, stopping to enjoy the milk and cookies left out for him.
The 10 Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Family gatherings over the holidays generally include watching a Christmas-themed film. As December begins, several heartfelt, cute Christmas movies are released yearly.
Top-rated Christmas Movies
As of right now, these are Netflix’s top picks for holiday-themed films to stream:
- A Boy Called Christmas
- Falling For Christmas
- The Christmas Chronicles
- Robin Robin
- A California Christmas
- Single All The Way
- Castle For Christmas
- Shrek The Halls
- A Very Murray Christmas
Christmas Celebrations in Pakistan 2022
Although there is only 1.5% Christian community in Pakistan and the rest of, almost 98% are Muslims. Still, Christmas in Pakistan is celebrated every year with great zeal.
Christmas preparations begin in Pakistan at the start of December. Christians start decorating their homes, and Christmas festivities can be seen everywhere.
Just like Muslims prepare and celebrate Eid, Christians also put all their efforts into enjoying their day to the fullest. Everyone buys shoes and clothes for the big day.
Family outings to parks, zoos, cinemas, and restaurants are common around this time of the year.
Christmas rituals are also performed in churches across the country. Just like every year, churches will hold White Gift services on Christmas 2022, where most women will wear white dresses in memory of the virgin Mary. Gifts will be exchanged among the church member on the auspicious occasion of Christmas 2022.
On Christmas 2022, churches will distribute food and money to the poor and needy people of the local communities. As Christmas approaches near, carollers in the form of groups will go from door to door, and gifts or money will be given in exchange.
Church buildings will be decorated with lights and a star, and plays will be performed on Christmas 2022.
One of the most important highlights of Christmas is the ‘cake.’
Christmas 2022 Preparations in Pakistan
With only a few days left until the start of the festival, the Christian community in Islamabad, like the rest of the country, has begun decorating the evergreen coniferous tree to celebrate the major occasion in a traditional manner.
Similarly, several hotels and shopping centers in Islamabad and other major cities have set up festively decorated Christmas trees to attract customers and spread the joy of the Christian community.
One Week to Go-Christmas 2022!
With less than a week left for Christmas 2022, everyone’s excitement and energy level is unmatched.
By this time, you should have completed most of your tasks for Christmas 2022. Making a list of your completed and pending tasks can help you a lot in your Christmas 2022 preparations:
- Make sure that you have bought and wrapped the gifts for your loved ones and arranged your Christmas tree.
- Ensure that you have all the food supplies for preparing dinner for Christmas 2022.
- Make sure you are well-rested before Christmas 2022 and make time every day to unwind and refocus. Just taking a few minutes to yourself with a cup of coffee before the house wakes up could be enough. It could also mean sneaking away for a few minutes of outdoor air amid a hectic afternoon.
- This day is all about spending time with your friends and family and reconnecting with everyone. So don’t worry or panic if things do not go according to the plans for Christmas 2022.
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