The traditional Christmas greeting in Pakistan is the Hindi phrase, "Bara din mubarak ho," which translates to, "The blessing of Christmas on you." A predominantly Muslim country, Pakistan also celebrates a secular holiday on December 25 that commemorates the birth of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.
Christmas celebrations in Pakistan mirror many of the traditions and customs found in Western countries. The local figure for Santa Claus is known as "Christmas Baba." Pakistani Christians are a small minority, comprising less than 3 percent of the country's population. Christmas festivities offer a peaceful reprieve from the occasional sectarian struggles, according to NBC News.