How Christmas is Celebrated in Africa?
In Africa, masses are also celebrated at midnight to commemorate the birth of the Savior. Those who are devout religious attend mass during the holidays.
And what about the gifts? Consumerism is not yet as widespread in Africa as it is in the rest of the world and especially in Europe and America. So on the African continent during Christmas, the only thing that is usually bought or brand new is a new dress or suit. However, people who can afford it do give gifts to the family.
In Africa, the family also gathers to celebrate Christmas and have a good time together. In this way, special banquets are held with large amounts of rice and meat.
Christmas Day carols are sung from the regions of the north to those of South Africa. It should be remembered that there are around 350 million Christians on the continent.