by Colleen Barilae – EM TV News, Lae
It’s 2 days before Christmas and residents in Lae city are counting down the days to a festive Christmas weekend.
People in the Morobean capital have been preparing for Christmas celebrations since the beginning of this week.
25th December is a day of festivity celebrated worldwide among Christians, and Lae city is no exception.
Young and old people were seen flocking into the city to get food, presents, and supplies in preparation for the big day on Friday.
Mothers were seen buying gifts for their children or even grandchildren.
Elizabeth Maki from Morobe’s Finschhafen area bought a toy motorbike as a gift for her grandson.
“It is a special time to gather my children together and celebrate,” Elizabeth said.
Christmas in other parts of Morobe has however brought with it other reasons as well.
Sebron Gidisa from Bulolo’s Mumeng area told us the recent dry spell is not a good sign for Christmas.
“The recent dry spell has left us with no food but struggles”, Sebron said.
Vei Visemi, a grade six student got a bike for Christmas, from his Mum, after doing well in school this year.
Others viewed Christmas as a time to be appreciative of the good deeds received so far.
The provincial government has also supported the Christmas’ spirit by putting out lights and decorations.