Christmas & Food in Pakistan
Like every other part of the globe, Christian community in Pakistan also rejoices the holy festival of Christmas with spiritual fervor and enthusiasm. Special ceremonies and masses are scheduled for the day in all churches across the country with prayers for peace and stability, whereas the Christmas Eve is celebrated with joy and enormous feasts.
Christmas or Eid or a Wedding, festivities are best when celebrated with food! Christmas brings with it the aroma of baked turkey, roasted tomato soups, pan fried seafood, eggless cupcakes and the mouth-melting puddings.
Christmas is a small yet festive occasion in Pakistan, with Christians being minors, population wise, but since it coincides with Quaid-e-Azam, Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s, birthday anniversary it gets its share of holiday. The malls are decorated and we see faux Christmas trees sprouting at most of the restaurants, hotels and cafes.
Christmas 2013 was celebrated with much aplomb across the city with bakeries offering Christmas cakes, Christmas cupcakes, Orange Puddings, Rich Fruit Cakes which were readymade and also booked in advance by several people with their shape, colour and taste preferences.
The restaurants offered great meals for lunch, brunch and special Christmas dinners and balls were organized by the leading hotels – Pearl Continental, Serena, Marriott, Sheraton, Avari and Ramada Plaza amongst several others.
Christmas, even though a foreign event, it is much celebrated across the nation with zeal and enthusiasm. Here’s wishing you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday Season and a New Year full of health, wealth and happiness!