Christmas Day in Nigeria is a public holiday that is marked by the emptying of towns and cities with excitement in the air. People travel to their respective state or origin to celebrate with their loved ones, it is often a time for family re-union, a time to re-strategize and focus, it is a time to seek the face of God and make new year resolutions and to also bless those less fortunate and general acts of random kindness.
The Bellafricana Creative Festival is set to hold on the 28th of December, because what better way to end the year than to throw a huge Made in Nigeria festival featuring some awesome Afrocentric producers?
This would be the first Creative Festival hosted by Bellafricana and to be honest, we were just going to hold on till the next annual African Creative Exhibition (ACE) Awards in 2018, but due to popular demand we decided to have the December festival and guess what? We are super excited about it.
Christmas is celebrated worldwide to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ who came to the world to spread the message of God. People in Ghana celebrate Christmas from the 20th of December to the first week in January with lots of different activities. Many people travel to visit their relatives and friends in other parts of the country. Over 66 languages are spoken in Ghana and all these language groups have their own traditions and customs.