26th and 27th December are reserved for visiting relatives and friends and after the two days, we sit and do an evaluation of the year as well as plan for the year ahead.
Since childhood, this is how it has been, despite my father having a Muslim background.
Depending on our culture, background and upbringing, it was very rare for parents to be dramatic in front of their kids but I remember that every Christmas at the stroke of midnight, my dad would give my mum a gift. Those memories have stayed with me and I do the same for my children because I want them to have such memories when they are adults.
I think Christmas has always been one of my favorite holidays.
Then going to church as a family is also one of the best memories I have about Christmas.
Martine Gatabazi, Bralirwa, Marketing Manager Each year is a special one because wherever we are we have to make sure that we are together as a family.One of the most memorable Christmas holidays I had was a few years ago.I was in the states and I was with some of my friends, we decided not to do any special parties for ourselves, so we put ourselves together and went to a homeless centre and we served dinner to people who were there, it was really special.Dean Karemera and Donah Mbabazi talked to a cross-section of people about their Christmas memories and what it means to them.It’s Christmas season, arguably the most exciting time of the year.I remember I woke up early that day and found a box outside with my name on it. Arnold Kwizera – TV Presenter My most memorable Christmas was in 1997 because it is the last Christmas I had with my mother. I had all my closest friends at home, my mum and grandmother; we went to church together, came back home for eats and drinks and spent the whole day playing and talking.Jesse Maxella Kiyingi Business Development Manager, KFM Christmas is a time when families gather for celebrations and my memories of Christmas are centered on family gatherings.Arthur Nkusi, Comedian My fondest memories of Christmas are when our parents would buy us new stuff.Everything would be new from the shoes, haircut, socks and matching clothes.At home, we have a tradition where children, parents, grandparents and grandchildren all come together.It’s usually the time when we get to talk to people we haven’t seen the whole year as we share drinks and food.