Tis’ the season, and everyone can feel the Christmas in the air. Or is that just the harmattan? Anyway, whenever it’s Christmas in Ghana things are different than in other parts of the world. Here are some fun facts about Christmas in Ghana that we all know are 100% true by that Ghanaians are shy to admit.
90% Percent Of Ghanaians Would Rather Buy A Christmas Chicken Than A Christmas Tree
Christmas trees are always great in the movies, and it’s not like you won’t find some to buy over here. Yet every single Christmas, it’s only the most extreme of Dbee households that ends up with a Christmas trees. The average Ghanaian would much rather have a Christmas chicken than a Christmas tree.
Home Alone Is Probably The Most Watched Movie Around Christmas
If countries had official Christmas movies, ours would be Home Alone. Ever since the movie was first released many years ago, GTV and other local stations (but mostly GTV) have carried on the tradition of showing Home Alone every single year for Christmas. In Ghana, the way you know that we’re in the thick of the Christmas season isn’t with carolers or anything like that. It’s when GTV starts its Home Alone marathon.
In Ghana, Everyone Celebrates Christmas
In Ghana, Christmas tends to feel more like a national holiday than it does a religious one. It’s just one big holiday and everyone plays whatever music that they want in the streets. The holiday spirit touches everyone even if they aren’t necessarily a Christian.
The Food Of The Season Is Fufu And Light Soup
We’ve already mentioned that Christmas is all about the chicken in Ghana. And so it fits that the food of the season is some Fufu with chicken Light Soup. 9 out of 10 times, if you go visiting at Christmas you’re going to get some Fufu and light soup for your trouble. The other 1 time, you’re probably going to get some rice and, you guessed it, chicken.