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Christmas in Karachi: Who needs reindeer if you have camels?

Updated Dec 23, 2016 12:39pm

Preparations for Christmas festivities are at their peak in Karachi, with revelers decorating Christmas trees and churches all over the city for the occasion.

In a lead-up to the upcoming festival, children and adults from the Christian community joined a Christmas rally at Karachi's Shahrah-i-Faisal on Dec 21.

Members of Karachi's Christian community ride camels at a rally held in connection with Christmas.  — Online
Members of Karachi's Christian community ride camels at a rally held in connection with Christmas. — Online

A camel cart carries children during the rally. — PPI
A camel cart carries children during the rally. — PPI

Women dance on the street during the Christmas rally. — Online
Women dance on the street during the Christmas rally. — Online

A man wearing a festive mask at the rally. — PPI
A man wearing a festive mask at the rally. — PPI

Children wave, piled in a pick-up van at the rally. — Online
Children wave, piled in a pick-up van at the rally. — Online

People wearing Santa hats ride camels during the rally. — PPI
People wearing Santa hats ride camels during the rally. — PPI

Women in Christmas tree costumes sing carols on the street during the rally.— PPI
Women in Christmas tree costumes sing carols on the street during the rally.— PPI