One of them is of Italian-German origin and the other of Guinean origin, and they tell us about the surprising traditions that they carry out with family and friends during these special holidays in such diverse locations.
How celebrates Christmas Misha in New Guinea
Misha Nsi, of Guinean ancestry, tells us about how she celebrates Christmas in New Guinea with the traditional dance they usually do at the end of the year. It starts in a house were they disguise with a traditional mask and a costume, together with a fire pot on the head. Afterwards, they go for a walk around the town with the costume singing. They also carry two sticks, wherever they go, and if you see them you have to run away. If you are able to find shelter without being hit by them, that means that you are going to start the new year with the right foot because you have avoided bad luck.
Everyone can take part in this tradition and it takes places from dusk till dawn.
It is celebrated mainly in the capital city, Conakry.