Mzuzu residents celebrate Christmas in dark, rains

NKHATA—Christmas is about celebrating our saviour

Electricity blackout and the rains which Mzuzu City experienced Friday could not stop residents from celebrating Christmas.

As early as 6:00 am, some people were seen travelling to Nkhata Bay to celebrate their Christmas at Lake Malawi.

Others were holding parties in their respective homes while other people chose to celebrate their Christmas at the church.


Majority of people who spoke to Times said Christmas is such a special day, adding that they would share gifts with friends and the vulnerable.

Reverend Father Elemia Phiri of St. Mark Anglican Church in Mzuzu said it is important for Christians to celebrate Christmas, saying they remember the birth of Jesus Christ and how he came to serve sinners.

Phiri said real Christians should take Christmas as a time to reflect how they have served God throughout the year.


“Jesus Christ came as a man only to save us all. That is why we celebrate Christmas. Therefore, this is not the time to do evil. This is not the day to sin again but a day to reflect our lives and see how best to serve God,” he said.

Livingstonia Synod of Church of Central Africa Presbyterian Director of Women Guild Reverend Gloria Mlowoka Nthata said the birth of Jesus Christ proves the love which God has for his people.

She said Christians should always celebrate Christians with the heart to love one another, saying that can make a God nation.

“The coming of Jesus Christ reminds us what we should be doing as we are still alive. We need to follow what God wants us to do. So, Christmas is about celebrating our saviour Jesus Christ,” Nkhata said.

Throughout the day, the police were on the ground providing security as well as road checks in the city.

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