While the majority of countries in Africa celebrate Christmas on December 25th, it’s not the same everywhere. The Coptic Christians in Egypt and Ethiopia actually celebrate Christmas on January 7th as they follow the older Julian calendar.
What does Africa celebrate in December?
The Day of Reconciliation is a public holiday in South Africa held annually on 16 December. The holiday came into effect in 1995 after the end of apartheid, with the intention of fostering reconciliation and national unity for the country.
Is there a Santa in Africa?
It’s actually a female Santa Claus. And her name is not Santa Claus. Mama Tinga Tinga is her name. She is the queen of all the children in Africa.
Do Christmas trees grow in Africa?
The traditional Christmas tree has never had much of a grip here. For one thing, the pines, firs and cedars of Europe and America are not native to sub-Saharan Africa. There have been Europeans here since 1652, and they, of course, have planted trees. … Most white South Africans, in fact, use fake Christmas trees.
What is Christmas called in Nigeria?
Many different languages are spoken in Nigeria. In Hausa Happy/Merry Christmas is ‘barka dà Kirsìmatì‘; in Yoruba it’s ‘E ku odun, e ku iye’dun’; in Fulani it’s ‘Jabbama be salla Kirismati’; in Igbo (Ibo) ‘E keresimesi Oma’; in Ibibio ‘Idara ukapade isua’ and it’s Edo it’s ‘Iselogbe’.
What Colour is Santa in Africa?
Many streets are dotted with Christmas trees, while the red and wine colour of Santa Claus (popularly called ‘Father Christmas’) become fashion signature. It is a solemn celebration of Christ’s birth no doubt, but kids find fun in lighting up ‘knockouts’ and ‘banga’, which are like firecrackers.