Christmas celebrations are different in Africa but still fun. As far as we have seen, there is nothing to do with red and green. But we all know that if you go Christmas in the states, you wear red and green. It is really just as well because we don’t really have red and green here to wear, so we just wear what we have. For the men, anything goes. For the women, they tend to dress up a bit. Some in shatangis, some in traditional African suits, some in black pants or jeans. We bought some nice African print material for the table cloth this year. It did have red in it :) The music was traditional African dancing music – nothing Christmas was played but everyone danced and had a great time (even the little girls!) To eat we had chicken on the braii, potato salad and macaroni salad. Lorna baked many cookies again so those were enjoyed by all and disappeared VERY quickly.
Gifts and thanks were given to the staff. This year there were personalized gifts and the ladies thought they should model their new aprons included with COZV patch and their own name!
Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.