In a country described as a God-fearing nation, most Christians attend a church service in the morning on Christmas Day. Pastors usually remind their congregations not to engage in sin or any bad acts during Christmas period since such mal-celebrations tend to tarnish the image of Christmas Day.
Pastors also remind church members to invite or share food with people of other religious beliefs, since the Gospel advocates love toward others.
On this day, children also enjoy their time with Santa Claus.
On Christmas Day, people like to enjoy most of their favorite foods. Since this day is special, a lot of nice dishes are served.
On this day the security is also strengthened on most roads, in order to avoid road accidents. In the afternoon, people make trips to Lake Malawi, entertainment centers and church halls.
In church halls, usually people enjoy the play about the birth of Jesus Christ. Some of the interesting scenes of the play are about how Mary and Joseph escaped the hatred of King Herod in his attempt to kill the baby Jesus.
In Malawi, Christmas usually comes during the rainy season, but the weather does not limit people. Families still visit each other and enjoy the holiday together.
David Joseph Kapito is a Reporter for Youth Journalism International.