TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY

And just like that, it’s December! As we excitedly count down to our favorite holiday, Christmas time!!!! 🙂 Being predominantly Catholic, Christmas is the biggest holiday in the Philippines. In fact, it has earned the distinction of celebrating the longest Christmas season. 🙂


FILIPINO CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS:

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Filipino homes are decorated with “parols” or christmas lanterns which can be bought at different malls or tiangge around the country.

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Different homes around the area are all decorated with different high quality lights that can make their homes beautiful. Not even houses even some of the streets around the country are filled with shining lights.

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Of course, it Jesus’ birthday we won’t forget to go to the church to celebrate Misa de Gallo. Even attend Simbang Gabi. Here is a photo of the famous Quiapo Church which is always crowded especially during Christmas days. The night before Christmas, kids and adults alike put on their Sunday’s best to head to Midnight Mass followed by the traditional Noche Buena(Christmas Eve) feast.

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December 16 up to December 25, children also go from house to house to sing Christmas carols.

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The night before Christmas, kids and adults alike put on their Sunday’s best to head to Midnight Mass followed by the traditional Noche Buena(Christmas Eve) feast.

COMMON NOCHE BUENA FOODS:

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Carbonara(or any kind of pasta you want)

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Leche Flan

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Lechon

And last but not the least,

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Puto Bumbong and Bibingka


Christmas is my favorite season. I love seeing how good old Manila dresses itself up with colorful lights and parol in every home. And I can see every Filipino bring out their best smiles in town. 🙂 

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