Bhubaneswar: Christmas is being celebrated with traditional fervour in Odisha today.
People from all walks of life soaked in the holiday spirit in the twin-cities, were seen lighting candles at the several churches, participating in mass prayers, carol singing and exchanging gifts to mark the day.
Besides, Christmas is also celebrated in a big way in the districts of Gajapati, Kandhamal, Sundergarh, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Bolangir and other places where Christians live in large number.
Keeping the festive mood in mind, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants are also seen decked up with lights and Christmas trees.
On the eve of Christmas celebrations, international sand artist Manas Sahoo has made three sand sculptures on the golden sea-beach of Puri.