Christmas in Cameroon

Cameroon officially known as Republic of Cameroon, is a country located in Central Africa. It is bordered by Chad to the northeast, Nigeria to the west; Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south.

Yaoundé is the capital and Douala is the largest city of Cameroon.

In Cameroon, about two-third of population practice Christianity hence Christmas is celebrated in Cameroon, but celebrations of Christmas in Cameroon are not as grand as that taking place in Europe or United States.

Christmas Celebrations in Cameroon :

Christmas in Cameroon

About half of Cameroon’s 20 million inhabitants live in poverty and hence they have a muted Christmas celebration which generally includes visiting Church and having Christmas meal or dinner.

Another unique part of Christmas celebration in Cameroon is that here instead of decorating a Christmas tree a mango tree is decorated.

On Christmas day, people sing carols and exchange gifts.

Christmas Celebrations in Cameroon

Santa Claus gives gifts and goodies to children to bring a smile on their faces.

In large cities like Yaoundé and Douala you might find some Christmas decorations on streets in shops and hotels.

I am sure you might be wondering how people in Cameroon wish each other Merry Christmas.

English and French are the two official languages of Cameroon and hence people normally wish each other Merry Christmas simply saying “Merry Christmas” or “Joyeux Noël” 

Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2019 & Happy New Year 2020 !!!