SHILLONG, Dec 24: People of Meghalaya, Shillongites in particular, today rang in Christmas festivities with processions and carol singing before the midnight mass.
As revellers went last-minute shopping in the commercial hub of Shillong, the Christian faithful from different denominations joined a Christmas procession that crisscrossed all the major locations of the city. It was joie de vivre with the young and the old chanting Christmas hymns during their march along the thoroughfares of the city.
As soon as dusk fell, colourful lights illuminating personal residences as well as localities added grandeur to the Pine City signifying that Christmas has arrived.
The festivities were to culminate with midnight church services and exchange of greetings between the faithful, who will go for family and community feasts on Friday and Saturday. THE SENTINEL