Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Season the Pinoy Style

Christmas is fast approaching. I know everybody is feeling the Christmas rush because only few days from now, we will be celebrating the most anticipated time of the year.

Filipino Christmas is the happiest of all, at least for us Pinoys. So how do we Pinoys celebrate this yearly event? Below are just some of the things which mark the Philippine Christmas celebration.

  • Lanterns on the streets/houses - "Parol" is the traditional Filipino decoration. By the end of November, Parols will be in every corner.

  • 9 Mornings/Simbang Gabi - From night of the December 15th up to the Christmas Eve, Filipinos celebrate the holy mass. It is believed that when one completes the 9-day novena, whatever he/she wishes will come true.

  • Bibingka and Puto Bumbong -  Stands of these famous rice cakes are like mushrooms outside churches to cater to those who attended the Simbang Gabi. These two are best eaten steamy hot and with butter.

  • Caroling -  Kids, even adults sing Filipino Christmas Carols to every house at night.



  • Noche Buena - At the eve of Christmas, Filipino family gather to exchange and open gifts and eat the family specialty. The next day, relatives come together for the clan reunion. Games and Videoke are always present.

Christmas is not just about gifts, money, clothes and other material things. It's all about the coming of our dear savior, Jesus Christ.

Let's all spread the love and the spirit of giving this season...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!



Credits to: www.allaboutthephilippines.com for the picture.

1 comments:

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