I can’t believe an entire year has flown by in the blink of an eye! I remember hearing adults say that when I was a little girl and thinking the experience of time must be quite different for grown-ups because, to me, an entire year felt like an eternity! Well, I may have grown up, but I still look forward to the holidays every year with childlike wonder.
Côte d’Ivoire is a nation of many religions. However, about half the nation’s population is Christian, and the vast majority of Ivorian Christians live in the region surrounding Abidjan. So local shops are bustling and graced with seemingly incongruous decorations — such as faux snow and fir trees. Being a francophone tropical country, ice cream bouches de Noel have once again appeared in the freezer sections, and bubbly is everywhere.
Christmas is a fantastic time to celebrate the passage of another year and prepare for a new one, regardless of your religious persuasion. So, we have decided to offer you a series of festive posts, designed to introduce a little African sunshine and hospitality to your celebrations, wherever you may be!
- Wine Wednesdays: Every Wednesday in December we will be posting on African bubblies, known to connoisseurs as Méthode Cap Classique.
- Thankful Thursdays: Every Thursday, a member of our Grazer team will post about one aspect of their African adventures they are personally grateful for.
- Festive Fridays: Every Friday will feature a special African festive recipe that could easily be served at a holiday gathering anywhere in the world.
- Wintry Weekends: Every weekend we will offer you at least one craft or holiday party idea designed to help bring this wintry holiday into your home, regardless of your local climate.
Please join Global Grazers this December for a virtual holiday party!