Christmas keeps people together everywhere in the world. Coming home for christmas. In planet-bpm.com we wish you the best party ever and give you some ideas about how people celebrate these days in other continents and countries Christianity has been on the continent since the middle of the first century, and approximately 350 million Africans are Christian — so, they’ve had a lot of time to develop their own unique holiday traditions, like masquerade parties and dining al fresco.
Christmas in Togo
Christmas in LATAM & EEUU
Most Hispanics will tell you that Christmas is one of their favorite times of the year. Weeks before the actual holiday, people spend time putting up lights and decorating inside and outside their homes, including nativity scenes of Mary, Joseph, the Wise Men, and the animals looking over baby Jesus. Many children reenact the birth of Jesus at schools and churches as well.
In the United States, the traditional way to celebrate Christmas is to have a family feast and open presents on Christmas Day. However, in Hispanic households people start celebrating on Christmas Eve, a tradition called Nochebuena. The tradition varies depending on the country or region, but a few things are always present during the holiday: delicious food, festive music, and good times with family and friends.
Christmas in Chile
Many Hispanics celebrate the nine days leading up to Christmas, or la Navidad, with posadas, which means “inns.” Posadas are meant to simulate the pilgrimage of Mary and Joseph as they looked for a place to sleep. People go caroling and sing songs from house to house, where the neighbors also join in the procession. Finally, everyone ends up at one person’s house to enjoy food and games.
Christmas in Asia
The Christmas traditions in Asia are a collection of religious and secular practices by different religions occurring during the holiday period. Only a small fragment of the population of most countries in Asia are Christians, and their Xmas celebrations only take the form of church services and are sometimes overrun by secular New Year celebrations. It is only in schools run by Christian missionaries, except in Christian Asian countries, that children and their parents actively participate in Xmas celebrations.