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Christmas and New Year Celebrations Around The World - 2008
 
Published Date: 31 Dec, 2009 (5:44 PM)
Hillgrove Residents' Association welcomed New Year 2009 with dazzling brilliancy of lights, smooth sound and brilliant stage performances and fireworks. Over 80 residents and many more guests gathered at the newly set Hillgrove Park to celebrate the grand event. This time, the special invitees were Mr. Jagmohan Garg, Chairman and Managing Director of Corporation Bank, and Mrs. Madhu Garg. The program started at sharp 9.00P.M. with a prayer by Master Thejus Prabhu followed by Sanskrit shloka recital by Master Praneet Nair and Master Udit Nair...
The Konkani Catholics of London organized the New Year celebrations at St. Agnes church center in Cricklewood London on the eve of the New Year. The welcoming of the New Year commenced at 20:00 hours with the prayers reflecting upon the past events that had happened and thanking the Lord for the blessings he had showered on this world and his people during the current year. Prayers were also offered to the Lord to fill the New Year with his amazing Grace, Blessings and Peace. ...
The Eden Aquatic and Sports Foundation (Eden Club) organized a New Year Ball at its premises on the eve of New Year 2009. The venue was well decorated to create a beautiful ambience during this season. The lighting and illumination enhanced the mood of music lovers in Mangalore who witnessed this scintillating event. The show started at 10.30 p.m sharp with a grand march conducted by Milton D'Souza a well known personality in Mangalore. He compered the event with his rich and sonorous voice. He was assisted by Sandra Loren ...
The tradition of Christmas carols hails back as far as the thirteenth century, although carols were originally folk songs sung during celebrations like harvest, tide or Christmas. It was only later that carols begun to be sung in church, and to be specifically associated with Christmas. It is for the very first time in Kuwait that a Goan organization took up the challenge to present 'Carol singing competition' as part of the third and final event of the GULAB Konkani magazine's Silver Jubilee celebrations that commenced in June 2008..
KCA UK organized the Christmas Boom in Manchester on 27th of December 2008 at the St.Margaret Church Hall. This was yet other successful event organized by KCA UK to provide an opportunity for the people to get-to-gather and share the joy of Christmas. The programme commenced with the fire works and the entire celebration was led by two main celebrants Mr.Santosh Joseph Sequeira and Mrs.Lainet Pinto. On behalf of KCA Mr.Santosh Sequeira and Mrs.Lainet Pinto welcomed the gathering. Mr.Santosh Sequeira gave a brief introduction to the gathering and ignited the spirit of Christmas celebration in the hearts of the assemblage..
It is only hours left for the new year 2009 to arrive and the new year revelers are divided over celebrations. The conservatives are confused and the radicals are cock sure about their plans. The city which has close links with Mumbai feels that there should be some restraint in celebrating the arrival of the New Year particularly after the terrorist attacks on Mumbai. The moderates have their own views, but others feel it is quite alright to have a full scale celebrations. ..
Come December, Mangaloreans are busy with parties, weddings, get togethers and a series of festivities including Christmas, and New Year. But for these 58 children from the Infant Mary's Hostel, Kulshekar, it was an unique celebration at the "Nandigudda House", S.L. Lobo Road, Attavar. The occasion was a Christmas party organized by the Little Theatre Group today 28th December 2008. The Christmas party was organized specially for the children from underprivileged families..
ICCA Canada (Indo-Christian Cultural Association) held its Christmas Extravaganza on December 26th, 2008 at the La-Suhaag banquet hall. This event gave several families an opportunity to get acquainted with one another. The evening started with Walter Hayde, President of the Association welcoming the guests. The real momentum of the show was witnessed when the live band “Blindfold test” and DJ Darren gave their best and brought the young and the old onto the floor. The sumptuous buffet was mouth watering. Mid night snacks/sweets kept the dancing crowd going on until much after past midnight. ...
Christian leaders from different fields, nuns and nominated BJP MLA Derrick M.B. Fullinfaw participated in High Tea programme organised by Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on the occasion of the Christmas celebrations at the Banquet Hall of the Vidhana Soudha on Saturday. Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar and Chairman of the Council Veeranna Mathikatii too attended the programme and exchanged Christmas greetings. This is the first time that the Government hosted the High Tea on the occasion of Christmas...
The St. Joseph's Konkani Prayer Group, a dedicated team of the parish, helping out as choir members, ushers, lay ministers, and having involved in almost all activities of the church, celebrated the birth of Jesus in a very special way. The day was perfect, the crowd was enthusiastic and devote and all members gathered at the St. Joseph's Parish Hall as a one large family to celebrate the Birthday of Jesus. There were tiny tots singing carols, cutting cakes in honour of our Lord, praise and worship to Lord thanking for all the precious gifts He has bestowed upon them throughout the last year...
Mangaloreans living in Houston, USA, celebrated Christmas with gaiety and fervor on the 24th December at the residence of Charles and Florine Pinto. The children enacted the scene of the birth of Christ. The play was directed by Maureen Fernandes and compeered by Nigel Pereira. Everyone joined in the singing of carols in English and Konkani. At the midnight hour everyone sang praises to Baby Jesus and greeted each other. Santa Claus enacted by Jacinta Rasquinha entertained the gathering distributing gifts to children. Each family then took turns to get them clicked with Santa...
India Social Centre Abu Dhabi organized Christmas Gala on December 25, 2008. This is the first event to be held at the new premises of ISC in the main hall. The program began at 9:30pm with the Entertainment Secretary Mr. Roy Abraham inviting Mr. Thomas John, the president of ISC to the colourfully decorated stage to welcome the gathering. He invited the honorary members, and the ISC Board Trustees Mr. Leo Rodrigues, Dr. Francis Cletus and the guests of honour Rev Thomas Kurian and Mr. Abdulla...
"Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born his happy morning Jesus, to thee be glory given word of the Father, now in flesh appearing." Yes, to celebrate the birth of Jesus, thousands of devotees flocked to St. Joseph’s Church in Abu Dhabi and the Church Choir greeted the crowd with their melodious Christmas Carols starting with Great Day in Bethlehem, In a stable at the back of the Inn, Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere… More than ten thousand devotes flocked to the church to take part in the Christmas Celebrations on December 24, 2008 ...
Mangalore known for its traditional Christmas celebrations living up to its reputation as the ‘Rome of the East’ ushered in joyous celebrations of arrival of infant Jesus with the singing of carols in the evening and festive mass in all churches in and around the city. Holy Mass was celebrated in all the churches across the city, decorated with festive lightings, Christmas trees, Stars, along with the Crib giving a testimony of the event that took place 2008 years ago. Many of the Churches in Mangalore started the Christmas service between 7 to 8.30pm...
The Mangalorean Catholic community of Melbourne celebrated a family Christmas at the heritage listed Mechanics Institute hall at the weekend prior to Christmas, hosted by the Mangalorean Catholic Association of Victoria, Inc (MCAV). The members of the MCAV had invited many of their friends as well. It was a pleasure to see a large number of kids seriously looking forward to receive their presents from Santa. Wilson Castelino (Vice-President) and Nigel Furtado (Secretary) jointly compered the program for the evening..
It is time for joy and in just hours the worlds favourite son will be born and the world will rejoice, people in every part of the world will sing, dance and be happy. The mood is upbeat in Mangalore also. People have finished their shopping and probably are cooking, baking and preparing for the Christmas eve prayers. But outside the various churches, homes, convents and other institutions youths have completed laying out cribs, depicting the birth of Infant Jesus ...
Goan Cultural Center-Kuwait celebrated the Christmas Tree celebrations with pomp and pageantry recently at the beautifully decorated premises of the Carmel School, Kheitan, Kuwait. As the sun moved in the sky spreading rays, the guests started to pour in at the venue, exchanging greetings and good wishes with tons of smiles. The venue wore a truly great festive look and with Santa "Pai Natal" arriving with his bagful of goodies, the children as well as adults went into the mode of ad delirium. The celebrations were laced with variety entertainment programs with DJ Mario sending the pulses ...
With Christmas just two days away it was a Christmas with a difference at Saanidhya school for special children today Dec 22, 2008. The celebrations were so prudent and pronounced that there was little difference between the performance given by the special children and normal children. On this occasion the children recreated the situation of the birth of Infant Jesus which depicted perfectly the great event that happened 2000 years ago. The songs, the enactment and the costumes were perfectly in place and the audience ...
The Mangalorean Association of Washington DC hosted its annual Christmas Gala on Dec 21, 2008 at the Reston community center, Virginia. It was a day full of activities including plenty of games, music and dance. The program began at 12 noon with a welcome note from Eliza Lobo along with the president of the association Glenda Bastian. Eliza gave a brief introduction on the activities planned for the day...
The Mangalorean Konkan Christian Association (MKCA)/USA celebrated Christmas with all its festivities at St. Timothy’s Church, Chicago. This year’s Christmas celebration culminated with the celebration of fifth anniversary of MKCA. The “Two-in-one” celebration attracted a bigger crowd than usual, even though the weather in Chicago was not favorable for the travelers. Amid mounds of snow, slippery roads and freezing cold, the participants came to attend the celebration from the neighboring States..
It is traditional to celebrate Carol Night at the Holy Spirit Church Ghala. It brings together all the different communities of the parish. This year too, on the 18th of December, the parish celebrated Carol Night 2008 along with a food fiesta in the basketball court. The young and enthusiastic emcees Freya D'Mello, Sharal Menezes and Warren Misquith welcomed everyone and Fr.Bose the Assistant Parish Priest invoked the Lord's blessing with an opening prayer. The main coordinator of the event..
Christmas with its universal message of love, peace and goodwill appeals to all, the young and the old, the rich and the poor. A Christmas Celebration was held at the Cheshire Home, Mangalore unit today 17th December, 2008, at 4.30 p.m. at their residence. The program began with a prayer song sung by the residents. Mrs. Wilma Aranha, President of Mangalore Cheshire home, escorted Mrs. Octavia Albuquerque (Founder President and past President of the Ladies Social service league), Chief guest Dr. Prabha Adhikari (Prof. of medicine and director of..
The weather was dull and cloudy. There was a sharp chill in the air. This was 14th December 2008, another gloomy day for an average Londoner. However, it was a momentous day for the UK Konkans and the Konkani speaking people in and around London. It was the day that Canadaso Comblo successfully landed in London after a long wait and much publicity to the delight of record crowd who travelled from near and far places. Atmosphere was electrifying with a festive...
This Rome of the East is all set to ring in the Christmas as usual in a big way and most traditional ways than one. Recession or no recession, Mangalore’s Christmas is always the same. The indications of Christmas being in the air can be felt literally and virtually! The flights from different parts of the world mainly the West Asian countries are running full on arrival. They appear to go back empty though! As nobody leaves Mangalore at this point of time there is much more happening in Mangalore then anywhere else....
India Catholic Association of America, one of the oldest Christian association in the US celebrated Grand Christmas Ball on Saturday, December 13, at the India House Banquet Hall, Schaumburg. Program started with a holy mass by Fr. Richie Vaz and the choir conducted by Charlotte Afonso. Beautiful Christmas Carrols were sung by ICAA choir members during mass.After social hour, President Dr. Annita John welcomed the gathering. She thanked ICAA members for the opportunity to serve as the President of the ICAA for the past two years. She said her
The Canara Catholic Fujairah (CCF), marked their day for the Christmas celebration on 12th December'08 at the Club of the Fujairah in the Free zone. The event was exceptional with a host of activities that included games, singing and dancing. Mr. Melwyn Vas a teacher by profession at Kalba and an active member of CCF took an initiative as the Master of Ceremony. He welcomed the guests and explained the meaning of Christmas..
St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore organized the "Sleigh Bells -08", An Inter School, Pre University and College level carol singing competition today, 13th December, 2008, at 9.30 a.m. at the Loyola Hall. The program began with a prayer song. The judges of the competition were introduced to the audience and were honoured with floral bouquets. The competition was divided into 3 categories, i.e., Pre University level, Degree level and High School level. Lots were taken before the competition by the team representatives. The competition began..
The much awaited annual Christmas Bazaar was held with great pomp and splendor on Friday the 12th December at St. Joseph’s Church, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. This grand festival is being held every year since 1989 with grandeur and this year it was attended by more than 20,000 people. This magnificent event began at about 10am with the Inaugural of Festivities by H.E. Bishop Paul Hinder in the presence of Priests, Nuns and Chairpersons. Mr. Dolphy Vas, General Coordinator, Christmas Festival Committee presented a floral Bouquet H.E. Bishop Paul Hinder...
The Mangalorean Association of Canada (MAC) held its Christmas Ball on December 7, 2008 at the Sts. Martha and Mary Parish Hall, Mississauga. This event was exceptional with a host of activities for all the guests and included games, singing and dancing. The emcee of the evening, Neville D'Souza, enthusiastically welcomed all guests and created a warm, comfortable ambience to foster goodwill, cheer and happiness. A brief welcome speech was given by Janet D'Souza, General Secretary for MAC. A game for children below 7 set the tone for the evening..
Kuwait Canara Welfare Association celebrated its annual event "KCWA Christmas Party 2008" with much grandeur in full house capacity at the Carmel School hall, Khaitan, Kuwait on 5th December. The event began at 3:30 pm with various competitions for members and children. Fancy dress, Solo dance, Traditional dress and Couple dance contests were held for various age groups. All the judges were honored thereafter. The celebrations began at 5:30 pm with a welcome note from MC Anil Fernandes. President of KCWA Jossie Pinto welcomed all the dignitaries
Mangalore Cricket Club (MCC), Qatar, a socio-cultural organization, achieved another milestone by organizing their first ever Children’s Christmas Party for its members. This celebration took place on Monday, December 1, 2008 in the Seraphic Hall, Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Qatar. The date was set during the first week of Advent as it coincided with the start of winter holidays for most schools and to accommodate the request of families who were traveling out of Qatar. ...
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Dix, India Nov 28, 2010
Hi friends... please let me know if there is any party for this christmas and newyears and if I can join in...
I am new to mangalore and would like to be a part of your celebration.

Thanks!
Dix
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