Christmas in Côte d’Ivoire

Poinsettia Christmas Decoration, Abidjan, Ivory CoastIt’s official. Christmas is here again.

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!

Mall Christmas Tree, Abidjan, Ivory CoastOur festive lineup will include:

  • 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!


9 responses to “Christmas in Côte d’Ivoire

  1. Merry Christmas from across the waters!!! Where was the pic of the Christmas tree taken? I love seeing reminders of places I’ve actually been, so I am rooting for Sococe or Cap Sud. 🙂

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  4. I’ve never seen ice cream bouches– what an intriguing idea! I’m tempted to ask Santa to leave some in my stocking, but alas, that could get messy. Wait, I have it– I’ll hang my stocking in the freezer this year! : P

    Lovely blog you have here– a very Merry Christmas to you! : )

    • Not a bad idea, actually, a freezer stocking could be pretty good. Just think of all the marvelous treats it could hold, including peppermint stick ice cream Santas:-). Seriously, though, the best thing about ice cream buches is that they come in a vast array of flavors & include French cakes & cookies. Yum:-)

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