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Citizens celebrate Christmas in Peru

03:24 | Lima, Dec. 25.

The planet's most important Catholic celebration, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, was observed at millions of Peruvian homes amid fireworks, food, beverages, hugs, kisses, and well wishes.

Christmas filled Peruvian households with joy once bell-churches, clocks, watches, and new electronic gadgets rang at midnight. Prayers were also featured at the time.

In Peru, traditions point to wait until the midnight of December 24th for the arrival of Jesuschrist.

Immediately, relatives exchanged hugs and presents, previously placed close to Christmas Trees.

Days ago, most Catholic families had put up nativities in their living rooms, featuring Virgin Mary, Father Joseph, and baby Jesus to prove their deeply-rooted beliefs. 

At homes, locals made toasts with champagne, ate turkey, and panettone for dinner, thus enjoying the soiree.

Other people did not have a lot of material things but got together with so much love in their hearts to share, which is the most important thing on Christmas Day.

Although prohibited by law, fireworks were heard and seen on the streets.

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Published: 12/25/2018
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