History December 24, 2018 at 09:00 am

These African countries once cancelled Christmas

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor December 24, 2018 at 09:00 am

December 24, 2018 at 09:00 am | History

Christmas has become an integral part of the African culture. Pic credit: SAPeople

Christmas, the Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, is celebrated differently all over the world. 

In Africa, the religious and cultural celebration has become an integral part of the African culture and different African communities have different ways of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.

Largely becoming a secular holiday, most people join in the celebrations, whatever their beliefs, with large-scale gatherings, fireworks and firecrackers, and other public festivities.

While it has its roots in religious traditions dating back thousands of years, some African countries, at a point in time, did not really appreciate the idea of Christmas and cancelled celebrations for various reasons. Below are some of them:

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