December is a time when many Nigerians leave their abode in the city and hit the road to travel to their hometown. A hometown that is remote and a place that they visit once a year. Although some Nigerians don’t look forward to such an unaccustomed live in the countryside, you can make it a memorable December despite your reservations. So, whether you are travelling to Nnewi in the Southeast or to Zaria in the North, we, gathers ways you can have a memorable Christmas with your family even if you are in your hometown.
Organise a family reunion
The perception some Nigerians have about visiting their hometown and hobnobbing with family members can discourage you from organising a reunion. But the family is everything. They are the ones you ask for assistance when you need it. Then if you have the opportunity to bring them together under one roof to wine and dine, you should take advantage of it. Invite them to an evening party at your family house. You will get to distant cousins, nephews, and your daddy’s brother’s sister whom you have never met. It is a very good feeling!
Go hiking with your children
You are in your unspoilt village where civilisation is yet to massively encroach. It will be a wonderful moment to go hiking with your children. You show them the town halls, the stream where the village fetches water, and visit places where all you can have fun soaked in joy and laughter. Your children will always remember these moments. A mix of life in the city and in the countryside will give them a better perspective to life. They know that life is not all about the city.
Enjoy street food or local delicacy at a local restaurant
If you grew up your hometown, you know that nearly everything is natural and undiluted. This is why you should enjoy your favourite street food or local delicacy at your preferred spot. You won’t want to leave. This because you get the real taste.
Check out festivals
Because the people who reside in the village know that December is the period where families and friends who reside in the city return home, they usually fix festivals at these time. At the same time, family meetings are scheduled for this period. So, don’t miss these festivals. For example, if some parts of Enugu, they usually have their masquerade festivals in December. You can even book a hotel if the celebration runs into the night. Don’t forget to go with your spouse.
Relive village experience with childhood friends
You don’t just visit your hometown and leave without helloing your childhood friends. In fact, it is an opportunity to relive your childhood experiences. You talk about the shenanigans you engage in over a calabash of palm wine and goat meat. You will return the city a much happier person and your reservation about the village will have evaporated.