Ghanaians love Christmas because like people all around the world, it brings happy feelings to all and is a time of new gifts and large family moments with lots of food and drink.
In Ghana, there are some notable early signs that signal Christmas' approach and YEN.com.gh has found six of them:
1. Traffic. This is the first sign you notice when the season is approaching. Traffic to and from the central market districts is usually packed as people try to get their Christmas shopping done early.
2. Price hike. As with the hustle and bustle of the festive season, you notice the prices of certain goods especially edibles and some types of clothing get more expensive as the days to ‘Bronya’ get closer.
3. Festive Decorations. From seeing petty traders set up their stall in markets, to large shops hanging their shimmering lights, Christmas decorations start to go up even before the month of November ends.
4. Christmas Music. Radio stations all across the country begin to play their popular ‘Jingle Bells and ‘Silent Night’ playlists to get the public in the festive mood.
5. Harmattan. What is a Christmas season without the Christmas weather? The cool, dry breeze of Harmattan adds its own beautiful touch of good feeling to the whole season. No wonder it’s called ‘Ghana’s winter.’
6. Promotions. Even as the local markets raise the price of their goods, major shops across the country begin the ‘Christmas sale’ promos, as part of attempts to get consumers to buy their products before the season ends.
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