How Christmas is celebrated in Ghana

Ghanaian Christmas celebrations tend to start around the 20th of December, lasting till the New Year. There are lots of activities which go on during the festive period, with the main focus being on people travelling around the country to visit family and friends. With there being over 66 languages spoken in the country, there are many different traditions!

The celebrations are at a maximum during Christmas Eve night with the Church services. With lots of choir singing and dancing, the service lasts late into the night!

Christmas day also includes a visit to Church, with everyone dressing in traditional clothing. After early morning service, the gift giving and receiving begins! Traditional Christmas food includes stew, rice, meat and fufu. New Year’s Eve is also a popular time to go to Church. This is where people thank God for sending Jesus and pray for a prosperous new year.