Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Top 5 Christmas traditions from around Nigeria

Christmas in Nigeria is a huge celebration for all the citizens, not only those who belong to the Christian faith. A lot of people travel home to their villages and the families who remain in town, come together to celebrate and have fun. From long parties on Christmas eve to caroling, feasting, and gift-giving, high spirit celebrations abound all through the season. However, there are certain customs and traditions that are unique and now associated with Nigerians for the holiday. While some are sweet, others strike us as rather quirky.

Jumia Travel, Africa’s No.1 online hotel booking portal has gathered up 5 of the favourite Christmas traditions from around the country. And if you totally relate to them or feel we left yours out, let us know in the comment section.

Christmas Cloth

No matter the tribe, religion or social status, Nigerians are known to go all out on shopping for the holidays, and most importantly, they select the most gorgeous of all apparels to wear on the 25th of December, the day marked out to celebrate the Christmas holiday. Some families go all out to make custom designs, identical fabrics or uniform colours for every single member of the family. In some areas, different families try to outdo each other by wearing elaborate styles when they go visiting on the day. It all adds to the holiday fun and excitement.

FG declares December 26, 27 2016, Jan 2nd 2017 public holidays in Nigeria

Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria

The Federal Government in Nigeria has announced that the following days are public holidays in Nigeria.

They are:

  • December 26, 2016
  • December 27, 2016
  • January 2, 2017

These are to celebrate the Christmas and New Year days.

The announcement was made by Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau, today.

Listen to "O Holy Night" with an African twist by Debo Adediran

Debo Adediran (a.k.a Deybourworships) is a worship minister at Elevation Church in Lagos Nigeria.

Hear his rendition of "O Holy Night". It is beautiful. It has an African twist.

Listen and enjoy.

Juliana Olayode aka Toyo Baby graces the cover of gemWoman magazine

The latest edition of gemWoman is out.

Juliana Olayode aka Toyo Baby graces the cover of gemWoman magazine. The fast rising actress, speaks on her career, role in Jenifa’s Diaries and sexual purity in this new issue.


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