The most timid of them contented themselves to have their faces painted and to eat popcorn while waiting for the actual start of the ceremony, with their eyes constantly directed towards the tent sheltering the gifts.

The handing of the gifts did not delay, barely time to revel in the humorous dance show presented by “Les Daltons de la capitale”. With great eagerness, all the guests of honour of the day, at the call of the names by family, went up to Mother Christmas to receive the precious packages, not without having promised to be obedient to their parents throughout the period before the next feast, as urged by the SNI General Manager, Mrs Yaou Aïssatou, in her welcome remarks.