Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Lord Jesus Christ and is widely observed on December 25 as a religious and cultural festival. Christians across the country participate in special masses organized in churches. Celebrations are marked by carols, cakes, candles and decoration of Christmas Trees. Customs for Christmas celebrations vary across the country, largely because of local cultural influences. Christmas has, in fact, assumed secular overtones and is joyfully celebrated by people of all religions and communities. Christmas Day called 'Bada Din' (Big Day) in Hindi is a national holiday in India and people from all religions join their Christian friends in the celebrations.