Christmas in Tanzania means it is quite warm.
Many of you have probably already spent the festive season in warmer climes than Germany. I've done that too, but this time it was the first time I was really close to a family. So I was quite curious to see how they celebrate in Tanzania. It certainly depends on which region you are in. Here in Moshi on Kilimanjaro, the Chagga tribe is indigenous. It is customary for the whole extended family to come home for the holidays, spend time together and eat and drink a lot. So it's not all that different from Germany. It's just that the celebrations here are much more exuberant.
A very important part of a Chagga celebration is "Nyama Choma". This is roughly equivalent to a barbecue. It usually consists of a lot of beef, goat or chicken. This is usually accompanied by grilled plantains or chips, called "chipsi" here.
The morning of 25 December began with all kinds of preparations.
Even the washing up is done in a good mood.(It really was a wonderfully exuberant party. Only for the billy goat the day did not go well....