Sierra Leone student blown away by her first Irish Christmas

14 Jan 2021

Lois Roberts-Lebbie, who is from Sierra Leone, had her idea of Christmas completely changed by a wonderful experience with a family in Cork

This is not just another Christmas fairy-tale; it is a unique story about the irresistible Christmas spirit that exists in Ireland. With the pandemic, the celebration this year has been different. Though Covid-19 is knocking the world down, we still figured it out that in solidarity we could still celebrate this year’s Christmas, albeit with masks on our faces while shopping for food and clothing.

Being an adult, Christmas to me was just like any other holiday as I usually think of it as a festival for kids. Now however, after my Irish Christmas experience, I have a very different perspective. I see it as a time to share love not only with your family but with those who are within your reach.

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