Uncategorized December 25, 2016 at 08:00 am

Kenya’s Top 5 Christmas Traditions

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

Fredrick Ngugi December 25, 2016 at 08:00 am

December 25, 2016 at 08:00 am | Uncategorized


Kenyans celebrating the New Year. Photo credit: the Star

3. Night Vigils

On the eve of Christmas, most churches in Kenya hold night vigils as worshipers celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Some churches even go to the extent of dramatizing the whole story of the birth of Christ.

The night vigil, locally known as “Kesha,” is eagerly anticipated by the young people. Catholic churches habitually ring bells at midnight to mark the birth of Christ, while worshipers cheer and sing praise songs to mark the start of the much-anticipated day.


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