his Nativity Feast is commonly called as ‘Monthi Fest’ in Konkani. There will be 9 days Novena as a preparation for the feast and on the 10th day the feast is celebrated. The feast is very popular among the Christians of Mangalore. Christians celebrate this feast as Nove-Jevnche or in other words festival of Harvest. The new crop (corn) or kanas is blessed by the priest in the church as thankfulness to God for the new harvest as the giver and provider of bread and distributed to all the faithful gathered around in the church for the special mass/prayer.