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Kolkata: Armenians celebrate Christmas

PTI Kolkata | Updated on January 06, 2014

More than a week after the rest of the city celebrated Christmas, members of the dwindling community of Armenians in Kolkata celebrated the festival today keeping with the traditions in their native country.

Following the Orthodox calendar, which marks the birth of Jesus Christ as January 6 and not December 25, Armenians congregated in the morning at the Armenian Holy Church of Nazareth at Burrabazar.

Christmas was celebrated with traditional fervour at the church, built in 1724, which was decorated with flowers and candles.

The number of Armenians in Kolkata is around 150 now.

Published on January 06, 2014

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