7 Tips to Make the Most of Festive Seasons

by Rauf Dunmade
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The festive season is a sweet phrase Nigerians love to chew in their mouth. It usually lifts the mood of an average Nigerian when a festive season is fast approaching. And, there are various festive seasons Nigerians celebrate.

Christians celebrate Christmas and Easter while Muslims celebrate Ileya (Eid-Fitri) and Ramadan (Eid-Kabir). What makes these festive seasons special is the fact that they come with national holidays.

Moreover, a Nigerian reading this piece will surely have a connection with some of these festive seasons if not all. In Nigeria, the festive season is an occasion for family and friends to bond together. It is a time to get together, make merry and catch up on lost time.

Why Nigerians are Big Fans of Festive Seasons 

There is no disparity when it comes to the festive season in Nigeria. This is because everyone comes together to celebrate irrespective of religion. As a Nigerian, you would most likely celebrate Christmas and Ileya festival with friends and family.

The perfect time for you to unwind and release the pent-up stress is during the festive seasons. However, it is common for you as a Nigerian to hear festive season greetings around you.

Festive season greetings depending on the occasion can be, “Merry Christmas” or “Barka de Sallah“. Therefore, making the most of the festive seasons should be your top priority. That is if you want to enjoy yourself and have fun.

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The festival season does not come around every other day, so you must make the most out of it. Here are some tips on doing just that and getting the best out of every festival season. These tips will ensure you have a memorable time.

7 Tips to Make the Most of the Festive Seasons

To make the most of the festive season is not a hard nut to crack. Some tips can help.  Perhaps you are already planning toward the fast-approaching festive seasons this year.

Just sit back, relax, and learn how to plan your festival. Then, make the most of the festive season.

  1. Always plan ahead of time

If you want to make the most out of your festive season, then planning ahead of time is very crucial. Festive seasons can be very hectic due to the beehive of activities that comes with them.

However, you can make a budget, track your spending, and stick to it to avoid impulse buying. This will save you the stress of overspending and ending up buying things at exorbitant prices. Do not wait for the last moment before planning for the festive season.

You should also purchase items you need ahead of time to avoid rush hour. If you need to travel, plan by drawing up your route.

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  1. Create ample time for your loved ones

Try as much as possible to make time for your loved ones during the festive season. Clear your desk and all pending work. Create free time for your loved ones. Make sure you don’t engross yourself in work during the festive season.

The festive season is the only time you have to bond with family and friends, you know. So, why not make the most of it?

Take your loved ones on outings to fun places and enjoy the moment with them. Also, take your time to send out festive season greetings to families and friends.

    1. Do not overindulge

You mustn’t overindulge during the festive season. Monitor and control your drinking and eating activities. It’s a good thing to have a swell time but do not overdo it. Over drinking leads to hangovers and migraines and you don’t want to experience such.

You also don’t want to have that after morning effect of feeling groggy and sick from over-indulging. Rather you would want to look back and recall a well-spent festive season.

One of the ways to make the most of the festive season is to refrain from excessive drinking and eating.

  1. Reach out to the less privileged

There are so many less privileged out there, who are hungry and out in the cold. Take some time out to put a smile on their faces. Reach out to the less privileged during the festive season, and give them food and drinks. You can visit the orphanages and show love and kindness.

  1. Do away with jobs that distract 

Festive seasons are not only meant for merry-making. It is also a time for you to relax and refresh. It is time for you to recharge your battery. So, take that much-needed break. Do away with any job that distracts as this would make you fresh when resuming work.

Meanwhile, remember to create relaxation out of the beehive of activities during the festive season.

  1. Engage professionals to help out

This is very important especially if you have a large family or guests to host during the festive season. You can employ the services of professionals like; caterers, event planners, and any form of help you can get.

Seeking help will only make the festive season stress free and enjoyable for you. All you need to do is just sit back and enjoy the occasion just like every other.

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  1. Have fun and unwind

Finally, have fun and unwind! Release the tension and immerse yourself in the festivities. Engage in what makes you happy. Do those things you have always wanted to do.

Re-establish that bond with your loved ones. Visit places you have always yearned to. Create fun-loving and happy memories with friends and families.


Festive seasons in Nigeria are a carnival-like atmosphere. One that every Nigerian looks forward to. It is a time to relax and party hard. A time to catch up with family and friends.

I bet you are already fantasizing about the upcoming festive season this year. And, you can’t wait to party hard! Who wouldn’t want to? Especially in Nigeria where we love to have fun and make merry. You can even subscribe to Insight’s newsletter to read and explore.

Thus, it is important to plan and make the most of the festive seasons. Enjoy the next festive season around the corner. Have fun and keep the above tips in the palm of your hands.

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Rauf Dunmade
A certified Digital Marketer who is also a passionate and enthusiastic writer, writing creative content that resonates with my audience.
Identifying innovative approaches and improved solutions to business challenges motivates and drives me.

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