Tripura prepares to celebrate Christmas and New Year

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Agartala, Dec 23: Preparations for the upcoming Christmas and New Year celebrations have peaked in Tripura, despite the state Assembly elections scheduled to be held shortly.

The capital city had been gearing up for the year-end festivities with spectacular illumination and festoons while Christmas trees and wreaths adorned almost every household. Churches, missionary schools and institutions were also decorated with colourful buntings and lights.

Though the majority of the state's population belongs to the Hindu religion, the Christmas flavour, along with the New Year celebrations, gripped the entire state, especially the capital.

The younger generation joined Santa Claus in Christmas carols and a number of hotels and tourist lodges in the city were all set to host parties for the last weekend of 2007, Superintendent of Police (Operations) Nepal Das said, adding that the administration had taken measures to ensure peaceful celebrations.

UNI

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