‘We Are Afraid of Christmas’: Tensions Dampen Holiday in India

Dec 26, 2017| Courtesy by : www.nytimes.com

A Christmas display at a New Delhi mall. Though Christians are a small minority in India, celebrating the holiday appeals to many outside the faith. CreditThe New York Times
 

NEW DELHI — Tehmina Yadav is a Muslim woman married to a Hindu man. The other night, she was hanging ornaments on a Christmas tree.

In India, a country that is about 80 percent Hindu, Christmas is becoming big business. Airlines play Christmas music, online vendors sell holiday gift baskets, and one especially enterprising young man, Kabir Mishra, rents out a contingent of Hindus dressed as Santa Claus.

“I can provide as many Santas as you want,” he said.

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