Ghana in December

We hope you all enjoyed the Christmas holiday period. Sadly the pandemic going around has ruined most people their December plans. From seeing family and celebrating with them, to going to parties and festivals. These are things that we have had to let go of this year.

But one place where the vibes are still great is Ghana. As many of you probably already know, Ghana is the place to be in the month of December. Last year the hype around Ghana during December was mostly because of all the celebrities that went. But others might already know that Ghana has been the place to be for a while now. Not because of the people that you might find there during December, but because of the country it self. 

Accra in December has a whole different vibe to it compared to the rest of the year. The people are already known as some of the most friendly people you'll meet, now imagine that during a festive time. Aside from the lovely people, you'll be able to do a lot. There are many events happening in this month which means you won't ever be left bored.

For this blog post, we decided to interview two people close to us, Vanessa & Ridwan, that have had the experience of being in Ghana during December. We asked them a few simple questions about their thoughts of Ghana in December and here are their answers.

Ridwan:

What are the biggest differences between the Christmas holidays in Europe and in Ghana?
- The mood in Ghana is on a whole other level. There are street parties everywhere. And the decorations are very extreme. It's great to see.

Do you have a preference?
- Definitely, Ghana

Do you notice a difference in the mood of the people here and there?
- People are very excited in Ghana as compared to here

Aside for all the Christmas related events, what makes Ghana the place to be in December?
- Weather is great, especially comparing it to the cold days I've had in Holland. People all over the world come for holidays, so there's a lively atmosphere.

Other than all the parties and festivals, what would you recommend to people that want to visit?
• Mole Park
• Akosombo
• Cape Coast

Is December your favourite time to be in Ghana? 
- Yasssss!!!!!!

Do you have a message for the people that have never been to Ghana before?
- Just Do IT

Vanessa:

What are the biggest differences between the Christmas holidays in Europe and in Ghana?

-The big differences between Christmas in Ghana and Europe is that, Europeans celebrate Christmas by sitting together with their families, eating, opening presents, playing board games.... ect. But in Ghana, it”s very very fun. It’s more than sitting down and eating with families... It’s more about parting and having fun!

Do you have a preference?
- Definitely Christmas in Ghana!

Do you notice a difference in the mood of the people here and there?
- Europeans are more closed. Not that friendly and Ghanaian are the like the opposite of that! They’re always happy and welcoming.


Aside for all the Christmas related events, what makes Ghana the place to be in December?
- Well Ghana has a lot of holidays in December(non Christmas related) There’s always an event going on!

Other than all the parties and festivals, what would you recommend to people that want to visit?
- Definitely visits Cape Cost Castle! Got some really interesting history stuff there.

Is December your favourite time to be in Ghana?
- Doesn’t really matter for me. I don’t have a favourite! Still cool either way.


Message for the people: JUST GO TO GHANA.

So as you can see, going to Ghana is heavily recommended. It's the place to be in December, but other months of the year aren't less fun.

Again a special thanks goes out to our interviewees, Ridwan (@thatkid_rid) & Vanessa (@nessamolly_). We definitely recommend checking out their Instagram pages! They both have great content that is worth the follow.

Thanks again for reading, and see you in the next Journey Blog Post!

 

Disclaimer: The image used for the blog post was made by Monique Spearman for Afrochella 2019

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