How Nigerians celebrate Christmas


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Posted by Chidinma on Monday January 19, 2015 at 16:52:7:

Christianity is one of the largest religions that is practiced in Nigeria. Over forty five percentage of the total population of Nigerians are Christian. So it is natural that Christmas holidays is one of the most anticipated and celebrated holidays in Nigeria. This article will take a brief look at how Nigerians celebrate their Christmas.

1. Taking a long break From Work And School: Since the Christmas break spreads into the new year; school and organisations in Nigeria take a long break from the Christmas period into the new year to give both workers and students the needed break to rest and set plans and goals for the new year. The break lasts roughly for two weeks.

2. Travel To The their places of origin: Most people in Nigeria leave their loved once in the village to migrate to towns and cities in order to work and seek for greener pastures; during the Christmas period most people prefer to travel to their home towns to spend sometime with their loved ones there until after the new year celebration. That is why you notice that roads get very busy during the Christmas period especially from 20th December when people begin embarking on the journey back to their various home towns.

3. Participate in Church activities: Since the Christmas celebration is a time to remember the birth of Jesus Christ, most Nigerians prefer to spend the period in church. Most churches organize programs, crusade and revivals during the Christmas period and maximize the opportunity to convert more souls into the body of Christ.

4. Going out for fun: This is also something Nigerian families do during the Christmas period. They go out as families to have fun. Some might go for sight seeing and playing sports while some may go to beaches or restaurants.

5. Surprise Visits to their relatives and friends: They do this also and it's not even normal to call your relaives or friends in advance before making a visit. They visit knowing that they are still going to get a warm welcome and feast.

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