December is fast-approaching and with it comes the worldwide celebration of Christmas. The Christmas celebrations is so important to a lot of people around the world.
Some people start making plans for the festive season way before the calendar marks December 1st. Many shoppers rush to the markets to get the best deals before December since prices of goods and services are likely to sky-rocket during the festive period.
Many Ghanaians rush to get clothes, foodstuff, gifts and Christmas decorations of all sorts to be able to join in on the celebrations.
Some people use the holidays to travel to visit relatives in and outside the country. Others also use the period to attend social gatherings and generally have fun with family and friends. Many people take Christmas very seriously and it would be fair to say that some products that are linked to the yuletide would be found in many Ghanaian homes.
Today, YEN.com.gh brings you 5 things that you are sure to find in many Ghanaian homes during Christmas.
1. Danish Butter Cookies
This assorted biscuit in its traditional blue-colored tin has been a delicacy in many Ghanaian homes during Christmas for many years. Some relatives who come from abroad to celebrate the Christmas in Ghana bring loads of them to share among family members. Others go to the markets to purchase them for family members. The biscuit normally comes in ‘season’ mostly during Christmas and has gradually come to be known as the ideal Christmas biscuit for many Ghanaians.
2. Fire Crackers
Known locally as “Knock-out”, fire crackers are the next best thing to announce the Christmas festivities. Many children rush to stalls to buy them and have fun with them mostly at night. It is a product that would be found in many Ghanaian homes this Christmas.
Even though there are some infringement on the use of fire crackers in the country, people still go ahead to purchase them to aid in the celebrations.
3. Christmas Decorations
There is no better way to ‘feel’ Christmas approaching than to sight Christmas decorations in and around the house.
The decorations vary from house to house due to how much a family would want to spend on these decorations. Some of the decorations are so elaborate with their splendid display of lights, balloons and Christmas ribbons.
4. Assorted drinks
Christmas is never complete without a lot to drink. Many households will be filled with many drinks. Some of the drinks may be gifts, others may be purchased.
Due to the fact that Christmas has become stereotyped to a season of giving, many people tend to share drinks among themselves to celebrate the holidays. It would be fair to say that drinks are always in abundance in many homes during Christmas.
Amidst the merry-making during Christmas, chicken is one meat that is mostly used and seen in most Ghanaian homes. Relatives buy chicken in large quantities and share among themselves to show love during the festive season.
Even though chicken is an everyday delicacy in Ghana, it is consumed on a higher scale during Christmas. Many homes are going to have nice aromas coming from their kitchens this Christmas.
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