Christians in Eastern Province are joining the rest of the world in celebrating Christmas.
A check by Breeze News around town in Chipata yesterday, found people shopping in preparation for the big celebration meant to rejoice the birth of Jesus Christ.
Yesterday President Michael Sata appealed to Zambians to use the Christmas festival to promote reconciliation and love.
Mr. Sata expressed happiness that despite many political differences that have rocked the country, the nation has remained peaceful during this period.
And Police in Eastern Province has advised people not to be over excited as they celebrate Christmas.
Eastern Province Police Commissioner, Grace Chipalila has also cautioned road users, who include pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and motorists against being careless.
Ms. Chipalila also told Breeze News that people should carefully look after their properties and remember that normal life continues after Christmas.
She says that police has intensified patrols throughout the festive period.