Guwahati: St. Josephs Cathedral in Don Bosco School gets ready for Christmas


Guwahati: Christmas is on Friday and preparations are in full swing with Guwahati blooming with lights and decorations.

At the St. Josephs Cathedral in Don Bosco School, Guwahati, the organisers are working round the clock to ensure a wonderful time for all. The church is being decorated with colourful lights, stars, bells to celebrate Christmas.

The church has made elaborate plans to celebrate the festival following all the COVID-19 protocols.

Speaking to News Live, Father Vincent Xalxo sdb, Parish Priest of the church said, “This year we are not expecting many people for the prayer service due to the COVID-19 crisis. The prayer services will start from 9 PM today (Thursday) and will be presided by Archbishop John Moolachira. But the late-night cultural affairs might not be the same compared to previous years.”

“Whoever wishes to attend the prayer service should come wearing masks and maintain social distancing. It’s a tough time for each one of us, so we need to follow all the COVID-19 protocols,” said Father Vincent.

Stalls selling goodies, cakes, chocolates and other delicacies, along with Christmas decorations like Christmas trees, Santa Claus caps  and accessories, have lined up in the streets in various places of the city. City folks are also busy scrambling for their last-minute shopping.