Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Christmas in Africa

“Christmas is celebrated throughout the African continent by Christian communities large and small. There are approximately 350 million Christians in Africa. On Christmas day carols are sung from Ghana on down to South Africa. Meats are roasted, gifts are exchanged and family visits made. The Coptic Christians in Ethiopia and Egypt celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December in their calendar, which is the 7th of January for most of the rest of us.

Kwanzaa is not celebrated in Africa, as it’s an African-American holiday. And unless you’re in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, there’s little chance of anyone enjoying a white Christmas in Africa.”

Read more @ http://goafrica.about.com/od/peopleandculture/a/christmas.htm

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