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Djibouti Christmas Eve

Djibouti, officially known as Republic of Djibouti is a country located in the “Horn of Africa.” The culture here is multi-ethnic, and thus, people here celebrate numerous festivals. Despite a small Christian population (as major is Islamic), Christmas is celebrated in Djibouti on December 25, each year. The Christian communities brought the festival here and it is celebrated with pomp and glory.

There is are many traditions the country witnesses during the holiday. Be it the midnight prayers, or listening to the children choirs, the green conifers and the church decorations, supported with plenty lights and candles– bring out an ethereal glow.

The choirs and songs that are sung on Christmas in Djibouti is usually performed in different languages like Arabic, Somali and Afar. All the members with faith in Christianity, and who belong to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church unite in Djibouti to perform the religious services. Numerous other western traditions are followed, yet the unique feature that remains is – the religious services are performed two weeks later, on the 7th of January.

Last Updated on : December 11th, 2018