Christmas in Lesotho is celebrated with a public holiday every 25 December, as it is in a majority of countries around the world. This Christian festivity commemorates the birth of Jesus, and is part of a 22-28 day season in the Christian calendar known as Advent.
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Lesotho is a predominantly Christian country. Attending church on Christmas Day is a virtual must and is the central event of Christmas Day.
Family gatherings are also a huge part of Christmas in Lesotho. Dancing, feasting, singing, and general jubilation prevail. In a land where many are very poor and have little all year long, Christmas is a highlight of the year that people look forward to with enthusiasm.
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