How can you tell it is Christmas season in Nigeria? Easy, when the ear-splitting fireworks (known locally as “bangers”) go off at night nonstop with only occasional breaks, you know Christmas time is here again. As the D-day approaches December 25th, the intensity of deafening noises increases in step with a final grand culmination on Christmas Eve.
Several times Nigerian authorities have issued a ban on the use of bangers at Christmas time. That ban has been nearly as effective as turning water into a basket. So if you are thinking of spending Christmas in Nigeria, you need to get yourself a pair of sound mufflers. Lol, just kidding! The noise I can assure you is definitely a part of the season in a good way. Who wants a quiet Christmas anyway?