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Kolkata celebrates all religious traditions, US Consul General

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

today said he is amazed to see the way people of celebrate almost every religious tradition, including

It is great how the people of accept someone from the West and make him feel at home, Hall said.

"The US also celebrates many different traditions in the same way but that is not the situation in many other places of world, who don't have the same spirit," Hall said.

He was talking to PTI on the sidelines of a cultural performance by underprivileged children to mark

At one point, the started playing drums when 'jingle bells' was being sung.

"It was my first performance as and did I fare too badly! I enjoyed every bit of it," he later said.

To celebrate Christmas, Hall said, Kolkatans hit Park Street which is decorated with lights at this of the year, and this "adds up to the spirit for a person like me.

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First Published: Mon, December 18 2017. 20:50 IST