Evamelunga

Evamelunga

September 8
Evamelunga, which means "The Taking Away of the Burden of Sin" is a day of thanksgiving for Christians in Cameroon. Families put on their best clothes and flock to the thatched-roof churches, which are decorated with flowers and palm leaves for the occasion. Church choirs and school choruses sing songs expressing gratitude for the arrival of the first missionary who brought them the story of Jesus in the late 19th century. After the church services are over, the feasting and singing continue late into the evening.
SOURCES:
FolkWrldHol-1999, p. 523