Christmas in Africa

Africa celebrates Christmas in the summer

The history of the Christmas in Africa

When about 8 or 9 o'clock everyone celebrates the birthday of Jesus. Everyone who attends the service goes forwards to lay down their gifts upon the raised platform near the Communion table. No one person will attend the service without a gift.

This is the food that the African's eat on Christmas

The food that the Africans eat is turkey, roast beef, and other foods for dinner. In the afternoon, families go into the country and usually they are gaming or bathing in the hot sun. It falls on December 26th a real day for relaxation.

Customs and traditions

When they wake up Christmas carolers would start to sing. Often people may be awaken by a group of carolers begging to convert on a house of worship. They return home to make final preparation as to clothes on must wear and also as to his offering for the Christmas service.

The gifts they exchange

They exchange cotton cloth, soap, sweets, pencils, and books. Also in the morning church service is held in which seance is enacted. Dinner is eaten outdoors with everyone siting in a circle to share the meal.

The symbols or decorations they use

The Africans decorate their houses with pine branches to make their rounds on Christmas Eve. At bedtime on Christmas Eve, children may also hang up stockings. Many South Africans have a Christmas in the open-air lunch.

Created by Jace Hasty

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