Christmas celebration and the New Year in Nigeria is the single biggest celebration as its not only being celebrated by the whole nation. This season give a sense of love and bliss, cards and goodwill are exchanged, the streets are lit with all manner of LED lights, bright, colorful lights and the atmosphere filled with celebrations. It is a beautiful time of year. As much as this season comes with beauty and fun, there’s also an appreciable rise in the price of goods and services. We also have to deal with meeting expectations from friends and family.
For many Nigerians, the year has not been the best of year economically reason why it is critical to pay close attention to your finances during the holidays. There’s no need to spend a fortune and then struggle over the New Year.
There are lots of places to go this season and I have picked out five places for you and your loved ones to go and spend the holidays at.
Calabar Carnival: There is no city in Nigeria that can celebrate Christmas like Calabar. Activities begin right on the first of December and this is the most elaborate festival in Nigeria. It is a weeklong event and the next thing to the yearly Rio de Janeiro carnival of Brazil. Calabar festival is a celebration of creativity and culture that blends with both the traditional and modern lifestyle of the people in Cross River State of Nigeria. It features colorful costumes, mesmerizing dancers and dance steps, floats and procession. This usually attracts over a million people to witness the colorful carnival, tagged as “Africa Biggest Street Party”. This year will also host beauty contestants from 26 countries in Africa in the Miss Africa 2017 pageant.
Obudu Cattle Ranch: This is one of the best vacation spots for anyone seeking to chill in an environment that offers a blend of nature and modernity. Features include Water Park, golf course, and horse riding, nightclubs as well as bonfires.
Le Meridien Hotel Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort: Situated amidst heavy green vegetation with peace and serenity. An amazing world class 18-hole golf course is the center of this beautiful retreat. It’s such a beautiful place to be.
Carniriv: This is one of the biggest festivals in Nigeria that is annually held in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital. It is a free 7-day funfair with an abundance of seafood to savor on and have fun during the carnival. It always has the participation of over 2 million people. The carnival that is a blend of culture, tradition, fashion and lifestyle fused together showcases the rich heritage of Nigeria.
Christmas Village: Come and visit the first of its kind in Nigeria this year-Christmas Village. A three-day event put together for all ages. It is a potpourri of drama music, film, and food festival.
So if you happen to be in Nigeria this holiday, why not check this places out and get a good dose of culture, tradition, food and mostly have a good time.
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