Christmas in Africa - Part 2



How can you bring African traditions into your Christmas celebration? How about finding the ways that different countries in Africa celebrate Christmas! A few days ago we discovered how Africa is celebrated in Congo, Ghana, and South Africa. There are quite a few other ways that Christmas is celebrated in Africa:

Christmas in Zimbabwe In Zimbabwe goats are quickly snapped up at the local markets and roasted on Christmas day. Zimbabweans make sure there's plenty of bread, jam and tea to eat along with their goat meat.

Christmas in Malawi In Malawi on Christmas morning, groups of children go door-to-door to perform dances and Christmas songs dressed in skirts made of leaves and playing home-made instruments. They receive small gifts or money in return. 

How to Say "Merry Christmas" in Africa In Akan (Ghana): Afishapa In Zimbabwe: Merry Kisimusi In Afrikaans (South Africa): Geseënde Kersfees In Zulu: Sinifisela Ukhisimusi Omuhle In Swazi (Swaziland): Sinifisela Khisimusi Lomuhle In Sotho (Lesotho): Matswalo a Morena a Mabotse In Swahili (Tanzania, Kenya): Kuwa na Krismasi njema In Amharic (Ethiopia): Melkam Yelidet Beaal In Egyptian: Colo sana wintom tiebeen In Yoruba (Nigeria): E ku odun, e hu iye' dun! How can you bring African traditions into your holiday season? - Try serving African food for your Christmas feast. You can find recipes on our web site by Clicking Here. - Try wearing festive African clothing to your Christmas parties. George garments and brocade garments are a favorite in Christmas celebrations in Africa. - Add some African ambiance to your caroling with African musical instruments. Give the kids some tic-toc drums to play and add a kalimba to your caroling for a fun, easy, affordable sound. More ideas to come in part 3 - coming soon!