Christmas in Malawi

Malawi officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland.

It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi. Its capital and the largest city is Lilongwe.

The country is also nicknamed “The Warm Heart of Africa”.┬áThe Capital and largest city of this country is Lilongwe.

Christmas in Malawi

Christmas Celebrations in Malawi :

In Malawi Christmas time is a special opportunity for local Christians which are about 80% of the population and the remain are mostly Muslims. Christmas in Malawi is less commercialized. Malawi’s Christmas traditions are similar to that of the religious Christian celebrations around the world, a lot of focus is upon the birth of Christ and this is celebrated largely with church services. These include lots of singing, dancing and drama and are fantastic to watch, Malawians also give simple often handmade gifts and give verbal greetings.

Christmas in Malawi

In Malawi, groups of young children go door to door to perform dances and Christmas songs dressed in skirts made of leaves and using home made instruments. There are many fewer outward signs of the season. Christmas trees are common only among expats and then only among some. Most Malawians do not have the financial resources for an American-style Christmas, full of gifts and family and feasting.

A typical Christmas meal for a Malawian might have rice instead of nsima, and chicken in addition to their regular relish. While most Malawians have a family meal at home, the lake is a popular holiday destination for those with resources.

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