Nigeria: Christmas

Kid's Doc in Jos posts on Christimas in Nigeria……….Weather: dry and dusty. Travel: Like Thanksgiving in the US, this is the time for traveling home.Decorations: modest by American standards, but then Americans may be just a tad on the excessive side. Christmas parties: I’m sure that there are all varieties of parties and I don’t know most of them. Food: Spicy hot jollof rice with a chunk of beef or chicken is probably the most common. Christmas day at church: As far as we can tell, everyone in the Christian community (as opposed to Muslim) goes to church on Christmas day. Visiting is the main activity of the day after church. The day after Christmas is Boxing Day, from British tradition. It is a national holiday and the visiting and celebration continues.
Overall, Christmas here is very moderate, with neither the drama and emotion nor the frantic craziness and commercialism of Christmas in the US.

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