See for yourself…
So, whilst Christmas could almost go unnoticed in some villages, Cotonou has plenty to remind us of the season (though mostly, as you’ve seen, LOTS of Santas, dressed in most inappropriate clothing for the climate!!) So, what is Christmas like in an urban African context?
Well, to start with, we do not have:
* Snow (apart from occasional fake snow on shop windows).
However, we do have:
* Turkey – ordered from the ‘Championne’ supermarket and others
Whatever you’re doing this Christmas, have a good one and keep in touch when you can.
1 Comment posted on "Do they know it’s Christmas??"
Lingamish on December 22nd, 2007 at 6:15 pm #
Rob, thanks as always for the photos. These are terrific. We were in Lilongwe, Malawi today and Christmas seems to be fairly prominent. Here in Mozambique it is almost non-existent.