Yes, we know it’s Christmas!

POSTCARDS FROM AFRICA

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

A few of the author's work friends in Benin show off their tailored suits. Giving and receiving new custom-made clothes is a Christmas tradition in Benin – along with going to the beach, for those who live close enough!

By the time you read this, “Do they know it’s Christmas?” will have joined the musical rotation in every mall, along with “All I Want for Christmas is You,” “Last Christmas (I gave you my heart)” and all the other classics that everyone either loves or loves to hate.