Many faiths and religions coexist in Madagascar. Majority of the population is Protestant or Catholic, but some is also Muslim or follows a different African beliefs. They are primarily animists. Often, both Christianity and animism meet in the same family. There is a very high tolerance in this respect among Malagasy. Christmas gets celebrated everywhere, regardless of religion. Christmas parties in all of the schools we support were slightly different this year. However our team arrvied with Santa Clause to each of them. Santa was a great surprise to not only kids but teachers too. Everyone received their little sweets and biscuits gifts. We managed to visit and have a special meal in Ambatomasina, Tsinjohasina, FJKM, Saint Joseph School, Manjaka schools. Every party was accompanied by a traditional Malagasy music. Additionally at Angodonina school the youngest pupils put on a great show of a nativity play! Together with their parents and teachers, they prepared beautiful festive costumes and decorations. As always, everyone had a lot of fun!
We are sending all of you our best Christmas and a New Year wishes. Have a great, peaceful and healthy Christmas spent with your loved ones and may 2022 bring you lots of joy and prosperity! Stay healthy and keep in touch! We say in Malagasy language:
Mirary Krismasy sambatra sy Taona vaovao tonga lafatra ho anao!