Christmas Eve is celebrated on the day before Christmas. It is observed on 24th December. It has significant importance. It is an evening of fun and pleasures. It brings happiness and announces that it is the time to buy gifts. The beautiful presents to impress our loved ones. It is the time to go to markets and churches. Relatives, friends are invited to homes. They are served with tasty food. Though on Christmas Eve there is no official holiday but in some states it is partial day off. People have to work till noon and then they come to home to enjoy this eve. Charles Dickens once said
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
In order to maintain a celebratory air, grand parties can be seen. All the people are invited to share their feelings. Homes, hotels, shopping stalls, markets are decorated with beautiful ornaments. Christmas tree with lovely twinkling stars also adds beauty to this evening. Now a days, the trend of sculptures with colourful lights is also becoming popular. The markets remain opened till late night and are very crowded. Everyone is busy in buying things of his interest. At night the big dinner with plenty of dishes is also served. The dinner comprises of several foods. Meal, fish, salad, soup, vegetables, beef and many other delicious dishes are cooked. Here are some appealing pictures of Christmas Eve.