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Christmas Spirit in Angola

Lourenço Domingos Martins from Angola

Christmas in Angols
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j-go & erango in the cungo
All over the country, you will see joy and parties from December 24 to January 2nd of the next year.

 

For the Angolans, this is the biggest party during the year because this is the occasion where people meet friends, relatives, and stay together for a while.

During Christmas, people exchange gifts and even the poorer ones try to eat on December 24 better or different food from that they usually eat all year long.

Those who have money try to buy the most remarkable gifts, no matter what they are going to spend.

At the ceia at midnight on December 24th, families eat cozido de bacalhau, or cooked cold fish, with many vegetables. They also eat turkey with rice and drink table wine and other drinks.

After the ceia, they exchange gifts and eat handmade cakes and dried fruits, including grapes with which everybody makes wishes.

The party goes all night long, and on December 25th, people go to church and meet neighbors. All over the country, you will see joy and parties from December 24 to January 2nd of the next year. They are all private parties, some of them with restricted admission; they are only for invited people.

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