Published: 8-11-2010, 16:45

Christmas in Ghana


Christmas in Ghana: Before Christmas

Christmas in Ghana: Christmas Eve

Christmas in Ghana: Christmas Day

Christmas in Ghana: After Christmas

In Ghana traditional Christmas observances revolve around large family gatherings, feasts, singing, and church services. About forty percent of Ghanaians are Christians. The rest are followers of traditional African religions or Muslims. In recent years Christmas commercialism has crept into west African countries such as Ghana. In richer, urban areas people have begun to celebrate the holiday with decorated Christmas trees, electric Christmas lights, Santa Claus, Christmas cards, and gift exchanges. Even some non-Christians take part in this commercial Christmas. Yet most Ghanaian Christians, especially outside the cities, still celebrate the holiday in the traditional fashion.