Christmas spirit =)

Wow. Went shopping today [technically the 25th] and every mall was festooned with christmas lights, the tree – the whole glitz and glamor. Personally, it felt great to hear Jingle Bells on repeat in a crowded mall, even if it did get on your nerves after an hour. The point was to celebrate an occassion with fellow citizens of another religion, and I was proud to see that the entire city had rallied together, to make it feel like Christmas for everyone. Kids lining up to greet Santa, people oohing and aahing over the decorations…the Santa Claus at Park Towers even looked the part! I love you my fellow Karachiites! :)

15 Comments so far

  1. KHATTAB (unregistered) on December 26th, 2005 @ 3:15 am

    Yup great thing to take minorities along with the majority in Pakistan. But after all this tolerence we will still be labeled terrorists.

    Sometimes I wonder why developed nations with sizeable muslims popultaions don’t celebrate EID.

    Maybe EID dosent make that much financial sense for them.


  2. nutshell (unregistered) on December 26th, 2005 @ 3:43 am

    Christian community in Pakistan in one of the poorest. I am not sure how celebrating christmas in one of the most expensive Mall shows our solidarity with our fellow christians.


  3. FAISAL (unregistered) on December 26th, 2005 @ 6:38 am

    DITTO TO WHAT NUTSHELL SAID…..
    COULD NOT HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF….

    BUT NEVERTHELESS, A MERRY CHRISTMAS
    AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL…..

    OR SHOULD I SAY HAPPY QUAID E AZAM’S
    BIRTHDAY DAY TO ONE AND ALL……


  4. Missnyc (unregistered) on December 26th, 2005 @ 7:05 am

    Celebrating xmas in one of the most popular mall is not a sign of solidarity? Iam amazed if you cant see the point which is to showcase this occasion which only minorities celebrate in pakistan and make it more acceptable on a wider scale. A mall is a safe place to start with as it’s more accesable to public, as we all know that christams has always been celebrated lavishly in private karachi clubs I have celebrated a few myself but publicaly its a step to opening people’s mind towards acceptance which belive me is much needed in our part of the world.

    Peace to all.


  5. Adnan (unregistered) on December 26th, 2005 @ 10:47 am

    As far as I remember,celebrating Christmas was not banned in Pakistan?its just that Pakistani muslims are being more active to celebrate Xmas than the native christians


  6. Dee (unregistered) on December 27th, 2005 @ 9:02 am

    I wish in Canada they(Canadians or non-muslims) will do the same when we muslims celebrate our Eid.On Eid media show a glimpse of Eid prayers and thats it and there is a message from Prime minister saying Happy Eid.No glitz or glamour no Eid spirit celebrated by regular non-muslime.Infact on Eid day after coming from mosque you will miss pakistan the most and especially the hustle and bustle of chaand raat.I am not against minorities celebrating their festivals nor i am against wishing them but if someone ask me to celebrate christmas and its spirit i would say muzzle it coz what happened when i celebrate my Eid you dont bother to do the same.


  7. sarsh (unregistered) on January 1st, 2006 @ 1:49 pm

    Dude from dallas
    well…not awfully tolerant are we?
    thats the problem…
    no ones faith changes due to harmless celebration….. if it did it means the faith wasnt strong enough.The educated people of the country need to be the ones to bring about change and if its by decorating a mall so what?
    The real issue was highlighted earlier …..poverty in the christian community ….maybe better job opportunities due to lack of discrimination would be a start…..


  8. sameena (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2006 @ 1:27 am

    “its a step to opening people’s mind towards acceptance which belive me is much needed in our part of the world”. well said, BUT isn’t it also needed in other parts of the world, especially in our favourite US.
    I do not have anyhing against minorities celebrating their festivals nor i am against wishing them BUT is it only needed in our part of the world? or is it because we are still an underdeveloped country? aur doosray lafzon main unkay tukron (aid) per pal raha hain?


  9. sameena (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2006 @ 1:28 am

    “its a step to opening people’s mind towards acceptance which belive me is much needed in our part of the world”. well said, BUT isn’t it also needed in other parts of the world, especially in our favourite US.
    I do not have anyhing against minorities celebrating their festivals nor i am against wishing them BUT is it only needed in our part of the world? or is it because we are still an underdeveloped country? aur doosray lafzon main unkay tukron (aid) per pal raha hain?


  10. sameena (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2006 @ 1:30 am

    “its a step to opening people’s mind towards acceptance which belive me is much needed in our part of the world”. well said, BUT isn’t it also needed in other parts of the world, especially in our favourite US.
    I do not have anyhing against minorities celebrating their festivals nor i am against wishing them BUT is it only needed in our part of the world? or is it because we are still an underdeveloped country? aur doosray lafzon main unkay tukron (aid) per pal raha hain?


  11. sameena (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2006 @ 1:30 am

    “its a step to opening people’s mind towards acceptance which belive me is much needed in our part of the world”. well said, BUT isn’t it also needed in other parts of the world, especially in our favourite US.
    I do not have anyhing against minorities celebrating their festivals nor i am against wishing them BUT is it only needed in our part of the world? or is it because we are still an underdeveloped country? aur doosray lafzon main unkay tukron (aid) per pal raha hain?


  12. sameena (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2006 @ 1:31 am

    “its a step to opening people’s mind towards acceptance which belive me is much needed in our part of the world”. well said, BUT isn’t it also needed in other parts of the world, especially in our favourite US.
    I do not have anyhing against minorities celebrating their festivals nor i am against wishing them BUT is it only needed in our part of the world? or is it because we are still an underdeveloped country? aur doosray lafzon main unkay tukron (aid) per pal raha hain?


  13. sameena (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2006 @ 1:32 am

    “its a step to opening people’s mind towards acceptance which belive me is much needed in our part of the world”. well said, BUT isn’t it also needed in other parts of the world, especially in our favourite US.
    I do not have anyhing against minorities celebrating their festivals nor i am against wishing them BUT is it only needed in our part of the world? or is it because we are still an underdeveloped country? aur doosray lafzon main unkay tukron (aid) per pal raha hain?


  14. sameena (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2006 @ 1:37 am

    “its a step to opening people’s mind towards acceptance which belive me is much needed in our part of the world”. well said, BUT isn’t it also needed in other parts of the world, especially in our favourite US.
    I do not have anyhing against minorities celebrating their festivals nor i am against wishing them BUT is it only needed in our part of the world? or is it because we are still an underdeveloped country? aur doosray lafzon main unkay tukron (aid) per pal raha hain?


  15. sameena (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2006 @ 1:42 am

    “its a step to opening people’s mind towards acceptance which belive me is much needed in our part of the world”. well said, BUT isn’t it also needed in other parts of the world, especially in our favourite US.
    I do not have anyhing against minorities celebrating their festivals nor i am against wishing them BUT is it only needed in our part of the world? or is it because we are still an underdeveloped country? aur doosray lafzon main unkay tukron (aid) per pal raha hain?



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