Fun Fact Friday

Every Friday we will post a fun fact about Namibia the country we are going to serve in. Join us on our journey as we learn more about Namibia. If you have a question about Namibia, let us know. We will look it up and post it as our next fact!

Namibia has two national holidays in December.
Christmas celebrated on December 25.
*They celebrate by decorating with lights and traditionally a thorn branch is used as a Christmas tree.
*The Oshiwambo Christmas is a feast. They believe Christmas is about sharing. Big celebratory braais (barbeques) are held and everyone is invited.
*The Caprivian Christmas starts off with a church service. Every family prepares a traditional meal for a sit-down dinner.
*The Herero Christmas is focused on the young ones. The children perform a play for the adults. Then followed by a feast of delicious cuisine and singing follows.
These are three different people groups within Namibia.

Family Day celebrated on December 26.
*It is a time for families to come together and feast, remember their ancestors and enjoy the festivities. Games are often played among children and adults.

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