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Christmas 2021: Interesting Yuletide stories to share with your kids

Christmas 2021 is around the corner and here are a few interesting and engaging short Christmas stories for your kids.

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Christmas is not just a festival, it is way more than that. From children to adults, everyone desperately waits for Christmas for the whole year. The holiday season is here and it is all about being decked up in beautiful and glamorous attires, singing carols, dancing to favourite songs, baking cookies, and opening presents. And wait! how can we forget about the Christmas stories that are a must on this day.

So parents buck up yourself and read these Christmas stories to your kids!

  1. Christmas Carol Summary

This is a story of a miser, Mr. Scrooge who was a very cunning and money-minded man. It was Christmas Eve and everybody was wishing each other, ‘Merry Christmas!’ but Scrooge just sat inside his home all alone. Suddenly, the ghost of the Past appeared and showed him how lonely he was when he was a child. His parents left him all alone. He was always alone in every Christmas. Then, he disappeared.

The ghost of Present appeared and made him realize how happy a poor family was when it was time for Christmas. They didn’t have enough food to eat but they were still very happy. Next, the ghost of the Future appeared. The ghost of the Future took him to Scrooge’s funeral where everyone was criticizing him. The ghost of the Future made him realize that he didn’t care about anyone except for himself and then disappeared.

Finally, Scrooge decided to change his future. He invited everyone to a Christmas party at his house. Each of them was in shock. That night, everyone went to a Christmas party ever. Since then, Scrooge became the most loved man in town.

2. The Little Christmas Tree

Once there was a little fir tree who wanted to grow up to become a Christmas Tree, so that he could go and live amongst the humans. The other trees that were older knew more about life with humans and told him that it was not really a good idea to be around humans. But the little fir tree did not want to listen to them, and soon he would go to live amongst the humans himself.

One day, a few children came along with their parents to search for a fir tree for Christmas that they could use to decorate their home. When the children saw the little fir tree they immediately loved it. So they took him home and placed him in their living room along with lots of Christmas decoration.

Once the decorations were complete, the tree lit up with thousands of lights. As Christmas was approaching, everyone enjoyed looking at the beautiful fir tree. The little fir tree got very happy and was sure the other trees had been wrong. To let others think he was beautiful, he started spreading his branches higher and higher.

Till January, the little fir tree was the main attraction in the living room and in the whole house. But then, the tree’s needles started to fall off. No one wanted to look at him anymore or pick up the needles that fell. After all the celebrations were complete, the family decided to pack him up and store him in the cellar.

The little tree was very sad. After a long wait, the little fir tree was one day taken out of the cellar and planted back in the soil. The fir tree was so happy to be back in the soil. He realized that the reason the family had kept him in the cellar to keep him healthy.

The next Christmas, he was dug up again and used in the Christmas decorations, and each year the trend continued. The little fir tree realized that the older trees had been wrong, and that humans too can be good.

3. The Elves and the Shoemaker

‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ is a classic Christmas fairy tale, your kids will love to hear. This tale by the ‘Brothers Grimm is about two elves that sneakily help a poor shoemaker. This story is about a shoemaker who lives with his wife in a small house. He is very poor and doesn’t have any money left with him. He only has some leather left to make one pair of shoes.

One evening, he cut the leather for a pair of shoes that he thought he would make in the morning, and prayed to God for a good day and goes to sleep. The next morning, the shoemaker finds a beautiful pair of shoes on the table in his shop and sells it for a hefty price.

For many days, this continues and the shoemaker turns rich by selling the shoes made by the elves. The shoemaker and his wife are pleased; they decide to find out who their helpers are and express their gratitude towards them. They make clothes for the elves in order to thank them for their service. The two little elves come at midnight and are happy to see the clothes.

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They wear it and go only to never return again. The shoemaker lives a happy and prosperous life thereafter and little elves are pleased, too. This is a remarkable story to teach your children about the importance of hard work. Hard work always reaps its rewards. It is because the shoemaker worked hard that the elves came to help him. In return, he also gave the elves wonderful new clothes made with love.

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Children’s Day 2022: Easy essays and speech ideas to win competition

If you are looking for essay ideas to grab the top position on the podium, then you have landed at the right spot.

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Children’s Day is celebrated in India every year on November 14 to raise public awareness about the rights, welfare, and education of children. The day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, who was fondly called Chacha Nehru by children.

On this day, various educational and inspirational activities such as essay competitions, singing and dancing contests are organized in schools for students to showcase their talents.

If you are looking for essay ideas to grab the top position on the podium, then you have landed at the right spot. Here are easy essays and speeches on Children’s Day that will definitely help you win the competition.

As we all know, children are the country’s future. They should be treated and appreciated well with lots of love and affection. In order to fulfill this type of need regarding children, Children’s Day is celebrated all over India on the 14th of November every year. It is celebrated in memory of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru to pay honor and respect. He was India’s first Prime Minister and, more importantly, a true friend of children. He loved them a lot and always kept them near to his heart. He was generally called by the children as Chacha Nehru.

Despite his hectic life as Indian Prime Minister, he was very fond of children. He loved to stay and play with the children. In order to pay him tribute, his birth anniversary was been celebrated as Children’s Day since 1956. Chacha Nehru said that children are the future of the country so it is necessary to love and care for them until they stand on their own legs. Children’s day celebration is a call to everyone to protect their little ones from any harm and save their future for the bright future of the country.

Children in our country have been forced into hard labour for long hours at very little pay. They do have no access to modern education; that’s why they remain backward. They need to raise their status which is possible when every Indian citizen would understand their responsibility. They are valuable asset and future of the country as well as hope of tomorrow. Children’s day celebration is the right step regarding their bright future.


Children’s day is celebrated on birth anniversary of the Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru. According to him, children are bright future of the country. He was well known that bright future of the country depends upon the bright future of the children. He said that, a country cannot be well developed if its children are weak, poor and improperly developed. When he realized children as future of country, he declared his birthday to be celebrated as children’s day in order to completely focus and improve the status of children in the country. Children’s day is being celebrated since 1956 on 14th of November every year all over India.

Children’s day celebration is very necessary to be celebrated every year in order to aware people about the real status of children, importance of children in the country as well as improve their status to make their future bright because they are the future of country. Children day celebration provides big opportunity to everyone especially neglecting people of the country. It force them to think about future of their children by realizing them duty and responsibility towards children. It makes people aware about the past status of children in the country and what should be real status of them for bright future of country. It is possible only if each and every individual would understand their responsibility towards their children.

It is celebrated with lots of activities (related to children to build them ideal citizens) everywhere in the country. Many competitions held in the schools regarding children health in every aspect like physically, mentally and morally. People take pledge at this day to never neglect their children and realize that they are father of man. At this day, children are distributed new garments and rich food including picture books.

Children’s Day is celebrated to make people aware that children are the real future of the country. So everyone should understand their responsibility towards their children and realize the importance of the children’s day celebration.


Children’s Day is celebrated all over India on 14th of November to commemorate the birth anniversary of first Indian Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. 14th of November is celebrated as children’s day every year with lots of joy and enthusiasm. It is celebrated to pay tribute to the great leader of the country as well as improve status of the children all over the nation. Children love to say him Chacha Nehru because of his deep affection and love towards children. Chacha Nehru was extremely fond of the young children. Because of his love and passion towards children, his birth anniversary has been marked as Children’s Day to always honor childhood. Children’s day is commemorated every year on a national level in almost all schools and colleges.

Children’s Day is celebrated in the schools to focus on children and their enjoyment. Even after being an eminent figure and national leader, he loved children so much and spends a lot of precious time with them. It is celebrated with great joy in schools and educational institutions all over the India to mark it as a grand fiesta. Schools remain open at this day so that every child may attend the school and participate in numerous activities and events. Various cultural programs and events are organized by the teachers for students speeches, singing, dancing, drawing, painting, quizzes, storytelling, poem recitation, fancy dress competition, debates, and so many.

Winning students are motivated through rewards by the school authority. Organizing events is not only responsibility of the schools but also the social and corporate institutions. Students fully enjoy this day as they can wear any formal and colorful dress as they wish. At the end of celebration students are distributed sweets and luxurious delicacies as lunch. Teachers also participate in various cultural activities like dramas and dances for their beloved students. Students also enjoy picnics and tours with their teachers. At this day, special programs are run by the media on TV and radio especially for children to honor them at Children’s Day as they are future leaders of the nation.

Children are the valuable asset of the nation and only hope of the tomorrow. In order to focus on children’s status in every aspect, Chacha Nehru decided his own birth date to be celebrated as children’s day forever in India to enlighten India a day by making each and every child’s future bright.

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Guru Nanak Jayanti 2022: Wishes, quotes, greetings to share with your loved ones on Gurpurab

On the occasion, here are some wishes, quotes, and greetings for you to share it with friends and families on social media.

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Guru Nanak Jayanti 2022: Wishes, quotes, greetings to share with your loved ones on Gurpurab

Guru Nanak Jayanti, also known as Gurpurab, is celebrated on the birth anniversary of the first Sikh Guru and the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev. The auspicious day is celebrated on the day of Kartik Poornima in the month of Kartik.

This year, devotees will celebrate the 553rd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. The festival is being celebrated today, November 8, 2022.

On the occasion, here are some wishes, quotes, and greetings for you to share it with friends and families on social media.

Gurunanak Jayanti 2022 Wishes

  • May Waheguru give you whatever your heart wants and desires, Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti.
  • May Guru Nanak Dev ji help you achieve all your goals in life.
  • I pray that happiness and blessings always surround you as we all get together to remember our beloved Guru Nanak Dev Ji and the commemoration of Sikhism. Happy Gurpurab 2022.
  • May Guru Nanak Dev Ji give you the courage and strength to fight evil and always stand by the side of truth. Wishing you a very happy Gurpurab 2022!
  • On the auspicious occasion of Gurpurab, I wish that you are showered with Guru Ji’s divine blessings today and forever. Happy Gurpurab 2022!
  • Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru, none can cross over to the other shore. May Dev ji bless you.
  • May Dev ji’s blessings and happiness surround you as we congregate to remember our beloved Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and the beginnings of Sikhism.
  • May your life be full of joyful days and may you never encounter any adversity ever with Guru’s blessings and warm wishes on Guru Nanak Dev ji’s birthday.
  • This Gurpurab, may the blessings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji be showered upon you, and may he be your guiding star as you travel through life. Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti!
  • I hope that you and your family have a wonderful time celebrating this wonderful event. I pray that this Gurpurab fills your life with a great deal of joy and happiness. Happy Gurpurab

Gurunanak Jayanti 2022 Quotes

  • “Before becoming a Sikh, a Hindu, a Muslim or a Christian Lets become a human first.”
  • “The world is a drama, staged in a dream.”
  • “Speak only that which will bring you honor.”
  • “I am neither male nor female, nor am I sexless. I am the Peaceful One, whose form is self-effulgent, powerful radiance.”
  • “Owing to ignorance of the rope the rope appears to be a snake; owing to ignorance of the Self the transient state arises of the individualized, limited, phenomenal aspect of the Self.”
  • “Nanak, the whole world is in distress. He, who believes in the Name, becomes victorious.”
  • “Dwell in peace in the home of your own being, and the Messenger of Death will not be able to touch you.”
  • “Wherever the Protector of all keeps me, there is heaven.”
  • “Realization of Truth is higher than all else. Higher still is truthful living.”
  • “What should the yogi have to fear? Trees, plants, and all that is inside and outside, is He Himself.”

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2022 Greetings

  • The best way to understand the meaning of life is the biography of our Guru Nanak. I pray that his grace always remains on all of us who believe in him.
  • The best way to celebrate this holy festival of Guru Nanak Jayanti is to apply his teachings in our life.
  • We meet various gurus in our life, like our parents, school teachers, etc., all are our gurus, but Guru Nanak Ji is our guru who has made us understand the purpose of living life.
  • Let’s make today a happy and cheerful one! Let us celebrate the occasion of Guru ji’s birth and make a commitment to abide by the guidance he provided. Happy Gurpurab!!
  • Heartiest wishes to you and your family on the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Dev ji’s birth anniversary. May this Gurpurab bring lots of joy and happiness to your life.
  • Wish a very happy Gurpurab to all the Sikhs and to everyone who is a well-wisher of the ideals of Sikhism. Let us all celebrate the Prakash Utsav divas of Guru Nanak Jayanti! Happy Gurpurab 2022!
  • Happy Gurpurab to all the Sikhs and to everyone who is a well-wisher of the ideals of Sikhism.Let us all celebrate janam divas, Prakash Utsav divas of Guru Nanak dev ji
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Banks will remain closed in THESE states on occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti

However, the bank holidays vary from state to state owing to festivals.

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Banks will remain closed in THESE states on occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti

Bank holidays must be kept in mind when you are visiting a bank to avoid any inconvenience. Tomorrow, November 8, is Guru Nanak Jayanti. Although Gurupurab is mostly celebrated in Punjab, there are still a few other states where banks will not remain operational.

According to the RBI’s official notification, banks will remain closed on November 8 in several states on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, Kartika Purnima, and Rahas Purnima.

However, the bank holidays vary from state to state owing to festivals. It must be noted that banks will not be closed for all festivals in all states and regions. For example, bank branches might be closed for Onam in Kerala but not closed for the same in other states.

States where banks will be closed on Guru Nanak Jayanti

Aizawl, Belapur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Raipur, Ranchi, Shimla and Srinagar.

States where banks will not be closed on Guru Nanak Jayanti

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Kochi, Panaji, Patna, Shilong and Thiruvananthapuram.

Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrates the birth of the first Sikh guru and the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev. He was born on this day in the year 1469, on Karthik Purnima (the first full moon in November or December).

Bank holidays in November

The banks will be closed for a total of 10 days in November. Apart from Sunday, second and fourth Saturdays, the RBI has declared holidays on November 1,8,11, and 23.

Banks are closed on November 11, 2022, i.e Friday, on the occasion of the Kanakadasa Jayanthi/Wangala Festival only in Karnataka and Meghalaya. Banks in Shillong will remain closed on the occasion of Seng Kutsnem on November 23, 2022.

The Reserve Bank of India categorizes its holidays into three categories: Negotiable Instruments Act Holidays, Negotiable Instruments Act Holidays, and Real-Time Gross Settlement Holidays; and Banks’ Closing of Accounts.

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