Christmas Traditions in Uganda

Mukulike Okutuuka ku Mazaalibwa

MUKULIKE OKUTUUKA KU MAZAALIBWA is the greeting that all Ugandans, men, women, and children greet each other with as they congratulate one another for yet another Christmas added to their age.

The Christmas season is the most important holiday of the year in Uganda and is very festive. Christmas is ushered in as early as the first week of December by a business boom caused by the purchase of new clothes, gifts, and especially Christmas cards, which are popular among urban dwellers.

City authorities organize Christmas caroling and many Christian choirs participate with the lighting of giant Christmas trees the cities. Families and friends dance until the wee hours of the morning.