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Christmas in Nigeria celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, embodying the spirit of love and unity among people. A quintessential part of this observance is the carol services, often initiated by various churches. The joyous celebration is also marked by preparing and sharing festive meals and giving out gifts to loved ones.
Christmas has been celebrated in Nigeria since the introduction of the Christian faith by British missionaries in the 19th century. Over time, the holiday has blended with Nigeria's rich cultural disposition, adding unique vibrancy and diversity to its celebration. In areas like Calabar, the build-up to Christmas begins as early as the first week of December with the colorful Calabar Carnival, which showcases Nigeria's cultural heritage interspersed with modern entertainment.
The celebration of Christmas in Nigeria cuts across various tribal and linguistic lines. In the spirit of the season, extended families and communities gather to feast on festive dishes which vary by regions, from Jollof Rice in the South to Tuwo Shinkafa in the North. The flamboyant display of fireworks, effervescent music, and traditional dances are common sights and sounds. Christmas, held on the 25th of December worldwide, is a public holiday in Nigeria, granting everyone a chance to indulge fully in the merriment and communal unity that the season brings.
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