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Making Decorations in Kashmir
Although India isn't a predominantly Christian country, Christmas is still widely celebrated. These Christmas photos capture the spirit across the country.
Paper mache Christmas decorations are made by Kashmiri Muslim artisans. They're sold in markets in India, as well as exported all over the world.Continue to 2 of 12 below.
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Packing Decorations for Sale
Kashmiri Muslim artisans pack handmade Christmas decorations ready for sale.Continue to 3 of 12 below.
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Christmas Decorations for Sale
Christmas decorations are sold at a market in Bow Bazaar, Kolkata.Continue to 4 of 12 below.
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Santas for Sale
Santas and Santa costumes for sale at a market in Bow Bazaar, Kolkata.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Santa Hats for Sale
Street vendors sell Christmas items by the roadside in front of the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Delhi on Christmas Day.Continue to 6 of 12 below.
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Christmas Tree Vendor
A street vendor sells plastic Christmas trees in Delhi.Continue to 7 of 12 below.
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People gather to light candles and celebrate Christmas at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Delhi.Continue to 8 of 12 below.
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Christmas Parade in Kerala
The Cochin Carnival, in Kerala, coincides with Christmas and features a colorful parade. These theyyam performers are getting into the spirit with their special decorations (notice the tinsel and white Santa beard?).Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Christmas at Church in Kerala
Christmas celebrations in the square next to Santa Cruz Basilica in Kochi, Kerala. Kerala has a relatively large Christian population.Continue to 10 of 12 below.
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Midnight Mass in Mumbai
Midnight Christmas Mass taking place in the grounds of a school in Mumbai. However, Mumbai has many Catholic churches where Midnight Mass is held. Here are nine popular ones.Continue to 11 of 12 below.
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Family Christmas in Mumbai
A Catholic family in Mumbai celebrates Christmas with a nativity scene.Continue to 12 of 12 below.
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Christmas Mass in India
Priests perform Christmas mass at Holy Family Catholic Church in Srinagar, India.