KARACHI - Preparations to celebrate Christmas among the Christian community across the City are in full swing as only two days are left in the holiest religious festival of the Christians. Purchasing Christmas dresses at the Saddar shopping markets is in full boom and the Christians are renovating their houses. In the metropolis, the City government and town administrations issued directive that localities where churches are being situated should be cleaned and repair the street lights in these areas, spokesman of City government said. Bishop Sadiq Daniel of Karachi, Balochistan Diocese, said that commemoration of Christmas was being started from the night of the December 24. Defining the Christmas day Daniel said, "Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you, he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." He said that Christians should focus the Jesus birth on that day and also his teachings. The main message of the Christmas should be remembered, he said. Annual Carnival of Carlos - a festival of singing Christmas songs - ceremonies has been started in various churches of the City. Meanwhile, young students of St Joseph's Convent performed a play for Christmas and paid rich tributes to Jesus Christ and Mother Mary here on Monday. The musical play based on the birth of Christ and the Holy Star that glows in the sky in a dark night in Bethlehem. The Kings who were the Magis present three gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh and the Shepherds were all dressed to give final perfect settings to the hall which was beautifully decorated. The choir performed on the great melodies, praising the Star, the Kings and the birth of a Holy Child in a horse stable. The jovial donkey was the most hilarious character in the play and so was the inn keepers' wife. The Christmas story is the story of the birth of Jesus Christ in the town of Bethlehem, Israel. Jesus "Christ" is known as the founder or central figure of "Christianity." Christmas is a Christian holiday on December 25 that commemorates the birth of Jesus. Ancient Romans also commemorated Jesus' birth by marking a division of the calendar still in use today. The years before Jesus' birth are marked as BC (Before Christ), and the years after Jesus' birth are marked as AD. Luke's biography records how Mary and her husband Joseph left their home in Nazareth to travel to Joseph's ancestral home, Bethlehem, to enrol in the census ordered by the Roman emperor, Augustus. Finding no room in inns in the town, they set up primitive lodgings in a stable. There Mary gave birth to Jesus in a stall. Jesus' birth in Bethlehem, the home of the house of King David from which Joseph was descended, fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah. This is confirmed to Mary by a visit from angels and shepherds. Matthew's biography begins by recounting the genealogy and virgin birth of Jesus, and then moves to the coming of the wise men from the Orient (likely China) to where Jesus was staying after his birth in Bethlehem. The wise men, or Magi, first arrived in Jerusalem and reported to the king of Judea, Herod the Great, that they had seen a star heralding the birth of a king. Further inquiry led them to Bethlehem of Judea and the location of Mary and Joseph. They presented Jesus with treasures of "gold, frankincense, and myrrh."