In Kerala, the way of Christmas celebration exhibits the influence of Syrian and Western Christians. The state is known to add the flavour of local traditions that includes preparation of some exotic delicacies to keep the celebrations even more interesting. Like in other Christian countries, the preparation for Christmas begins from the starting of the month of December. People prepare dry fruit cakes that are exchanged round the season Christmas season. Attending the midnight mass is also a part of the tradition.
It is believed Christianity came to India in 4th Century AD when St Thomas, one of the disciples of Jesus visit Kerala. He preached about Jesus in Kerala and it is said a large number of people chose to becomes the follower of Christian faith. It is over the time that Christmas celebration became the part of Kerala.
1 Day for Christmas. However, the celebration begins from the fourth sunday before the Christmas which is also known as the First Advent Sunday.