I was lucky that I grew up in Nyakabiga, a suburb surrounded by hills and forests where Christmas trees were within a 30 minutes’ walking distance. A week before Christmas, most teenagers of this neighborhood would go to fetch Christmas trees, and I remember it would often rain because Christmas in Burundi happens during the rainy season. Christmas is our most important holiday.
In Burundi choirs sing Christmas carols in church services, and some Christmas services can be very long. Christmas day is spent with family and friends enjoying good things to eat and drink.
'He was born so I will be free.'