Christmas in Somalia

Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest.

Mogadishu is the capital and the largest city of Somalia.

Christmas Celebrations in Somalia :

99.8% of Somalia’s population is Muslim and hence Christmas is not celebrated in Somalia.

Somalia Bans Christmas Celebrations

Infact you would wonder when i say that Somalia has banned Christmas celebrations.

Yes, in December 2013, Somali government had banned celebration of Christian festivities in the country.

A directive was released by the Ministry of Justice and Religious Affairs which stated that no Christian festivities could be held in Somalia.

It is the first time that a Somali government bans the celebrations since the last central government collapsed in 1991.

We wish all readers Merry Christmas 2017 & Prosperous New Year 2018 !!!