People & Society / Asia Wide

Christmas in Asia

by Loh Pei Ying

Christmas—the annual festivity that celebrates the birth of Christ. Thanks to missionaries, colonialism, and globalisation, this Christian holiday is celebrated all around the world today. While Christmas to many remains a religious festival, it is also widely celebrated by non-believers of the Christian faith. Primarily a “western” festivity, Christmas is also celebrated in Asia, though sometimes in more unique ways than we expect.

Click around to see how various countries in Asia celebrates Christmas differently!