Christmas in Cameroon

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Christmas in Cameroon is celebrated with great enjoyment and fun. Christmas in Cameroon is a festival which is celebrated by all the people of all ages. The people celebrate the birth of Jesus on this day.

How people in Cameroon Celebrate

Christmas is celebrated all through the African continent by large and small Christian communities. There are about 350 million Christians in Africa. On Christmas day carols are sung from the Congo on down to South Africa. On the days of Christmas meats are roasted, gifts are exchanged and people make a family visit.

Church Services and Caroling

The origins of Christianity in Africa are rooted in the 1st Century AD. It is found that the Africans are very spiritual people. The other main religions are Islam and indigenous beliefs apart from Christianity. the main focus of Christmas celebrations in Africa is going to church. On the day of Christmas, nativity scenes are played out, carols are sung and in some cases dances are performed.

Christmas Decorations

People used to decorate the shop fronts, mango trees, churches and homes is common throughout African Christian communities. The visitors may see fake snow decorating store fronts in Nairobi, palm trees laden with candles in Ghana or oil palms full with bells in Liberia.

Christmas Dinner

The Christmas celebrations take place by having Christmas dinner with friends and family, which tops the list after attending church. In Cameroon, Christmas is a public holiday and people take the opportunity to visit friends and family. In Cameroon the goats are quickly snapped up at the local markets and are roasted on Christmas day. The sun is hot and the beaches are full of families enjoying braais that is the barbeques or traditional Christmas dinners with paper hats, mince pies, turkey and plum pudding which is a vestige of the British colonial legacy. The Christmas dinner is not complete without fufu and okra soup and in Cameroon rice, beef and biscuits are the order of the day.


Getting to Cameroon:

 Douala has a major international airport with links to cities around the region. Cameroon Airlines, the national carrier of Cameroon is only operating for France as international flights, people who wants to travel direct from United Kingdom and other American destination needs to take British Airways direct flights from London to Douala is the only option available, but there are couple of indirect flights operating to Douala, such as Air Maroc, Afriqyah Air, SN Brussels, Korean Airways, Ethiopian Airways, and Air France, proving cheap flights to Douala.

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This article was published on 2011/09/25