Djibouti officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden at the east.
Christmas Celebrations in Djibouti :
The people of Djibouti celebrate many festivals; some of them are based on Islamic religion, while the others are based on Christianity.
Both Ramdan and Christmas are celebrated with pomp and glory in the country. There is a holiday on 25th December on occasion of Christmas.
The number of Christians in Djibouti is moderately small in number. The most important religion that is followed by the majority of the people in Djibouti is Islam. It was due to the initiative taken by some of the Christian communities who brought the festival of Christmas in Djibouti. Christmas in Djibouti is celebrated by a handful of Christians residing in the country. The major religion being that of Islam in Djibouti, there are relatively a very small Christian community living at Djibouti. As the major religion that is observed at Djibouti is Islam, it is also the prime reason why most of he people do not celebrate Christmas in Djibouti. It was due to the initiative taken by some of the Christian communities who brought the festival of Christmas in Djibouti. The Christians in Djibouti mostly get attracted towards the western culture and tend to follow their tradition.
Christmas in Djibouti was introduced by some missionaries. The Christians in Djibouti mostly get attracted towards the western culture and tend to follow their tradition. None-the-less, Christmas at Djibouti is celebrated with enough zeal and enthusiasm by those observing the religion of Christianity, as all the churches get decorated with candles and lights. Midnight prayers are held and small children singing choirs are joined by the grown ups on this auspicious day. The choirs and songs that are sung on the Christmas of Djibouti is usually performed in different languages like Arabic, Somali and Afar. All the members belonging to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church unite on the day of Christmas in Djibouti and perform various religious services. The chief feature of Christmas in Djibouti is that all the celebrations take place two weeks later, that is, on the 7th of January.
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