Christmas in Kenya

What is Christmas like in Kenya? Christmas in Kenya is a time for sharing and coming together to help the less fortunate. It is common to see groups visiting children’s homes bringing food, clothes, and other needed supplies. The weather in Kenya, during Christmas, is usually sunny and warm in most parts of the country. Putting up Christmas decorations is fun at any time during the season, and decorations, such as Christmas trees and festive lights, go up as early as November. This year, however, it has been unseasonably rainy.

During Christmas time in Kenya, families often gather to share a meal. Commonly, the family slaughters an animal, a goat, chicken or a cow, depending on the size of the family. On Christmas day, most businesses are closed and families are at home celebrating. In Kijabe, where CURE Kenya is located, there is a church service on Christmas morning, after which families return home to spend time together.

At CURE Kenya this year, the spiritual department organized an event to celebrate Christmas with their patients. Rev. Victor and his team organized a Christmas play depicting the birth of Jesus with members of staff. As patients were waiting in line for their turn to be seen by a doctor, the staff put on the Christmas play and sang Christmas carols including “Joy to the World.” There was even a cake for the patients and their families. The kids were very excited about the cake and loved the program. For more about CURE Kenya, you can follow their Facebook page here.

Merry Christmas from CURE Kenya!

About The Author

Elvis Lemaiyan

My name is Elvis Lemaiyan from Kenya. I love taking photos a lot, and I really enjoy the company of kids because they say the most amazing things and they have the purest of hearts. Working at CURE is like a match made in heaven for me because I get to interact with kids and take their pictures. I studied Film Production in college, but I developed a bias toward photography in my first year and have been shooting since then. I am also a soccer player and a huge fan of the same. Most times I play as a striker, so you can see: all I do in life is shoot.​​

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