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Christmas Celebration

25th December -1st January


The annual Christian festival celebrating Christ′s birth held every December 25. The Greater Banjul Area partakes with cultural performances showcasing the traditions of the various ethnic groups, especially those associated with the Christian community such as the hunting devil and fairy masquerades. At night the spectacular lantern tradition called fanal, lighted boats built from bamboo and paper filigree take over the streets amidst drumming and dancing.

Cultural Significance

Christians all over the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. In the Gambia, It is celebrated by both Christians and nominal Muslims to showcase

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