Christmas in Nepal
So, today is 24th December, Christmas eve. While I was having an evening walk around, I noticed lots of people on the Jhamsikhel streets talking about Christmas and wishing each other; live music being played in the restaurants/bars and big banners/boards with ‘Merry Christmas’ in front of them. The same goes in the Facebook news feed, twitter and Instagram; people uploading photos from parties, going live and wishing the merriest Christmas in Nepal.
Then, what? I started contemplating over this matter. I looked at myself. I’m in my own room continuing my monotonous routine in cooking the same kind of food in my kitchen as usual. Why? Because, firstly, I’m not a Christian; secondly, I don’t like partying and lastly, I simply cannot afford all these stuffs. Undoubtedly, there must be a lot of people out there in the same condition like mine.
Well, besides the actual Christians here, tonight, someone is celebrating Christmas Eve with a blasting party while someone is just living yet another normal day of his or her life.
Thinking about the reasons behind these, I thought of categorizing the Nepali people (non Christians) into different types based upon the ‘interest’ and ‘affording capacity’.
Who doesn’t care at all
These are the people who think Christmas is not the day of concern to them no matter if they can afford parties or not. They may not be the followers of Christianity or they simply are not interested in celebrating these kinds of days even if they are not dedicated followers of other religions. They would probably live this day like the normal one.
Who cares but cannot afford
The people of this type are actually interested in such days. They like to celebrate, wish everyone, party around, do this and that blah blah. They don’t necessarily need to be Christian but surely like to get involved. But then, the barrier for them becomes the financial problem. They may not be able to afford for the beautiful attires, parties or the expenses. So, they might end up updating wishes in social networking sites only.
Who doesn’t care but can afford
Now, these people actually are the prosperous ones. They can afford everything needful. But, what stops them is their interest towards it. They are like,” Yes! I can afford for all these but none of a concerned day for me. Why would I waste in something which I’m not interested in?”
Who neither care nor can afford
Well, these people got a perfect match in their ‘interest’ and ‘affording capacity’. First, Christianity is not their religion, so, there’s no need of partying around on this day. They simply don’t care. Second, even if they like to, they are not able to afford. So, it’s like ‘Bingo’ for them. ‘Pushing this day with the same old routine, liking people’s wishful statuses and photos’ is what they would like to do.
- Who cares and can afford but cannot manage time
I don’t wanna describe these busy bees (dejected souls) 😀
So, these are the types of people who are either interested in this day or not and who either can afford for the parties or not.
But, there are also these kinds of people (uncategorized) who are not Christians but like to share good wishes in person or in social networking sites. Now, there are again two types of people under this, one with pure heart having the feeling of religious harmony and another with show off mind. As simple as that.
So, which type do you belong to?
Happy Merriest Christmas anyway!!