Christmas in the Philippines

24 days from now, as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, be thankful for the blessings that He gave us. we’re preparing the Christmas season ahead of time. We’re the only one celebrate it til Three Kings in January.
As early as September, some of us haggling and buying Christmas gifts to our loveones and to our inaanaks. They always say that having an advance Christmas shopping is better, because it saves time and worry-free.  And also, the price is cheaper than buying last minute shopping during the Holiday season.

Radio stations played Christmas songs and countdown begins when the Ber month starts.
Some people decorate Christmas-theme ornaments when the month of November came in.
As you notice, as early as first week of December, kids roaming the streets visiting every houses and sings Christmas carols until the 25th of December.
Eating delectable Puto Bumbong, Bibingka and other sweet Pinoy delicasies scattered near the church, after an hour Midnight mass. And completing Simbang Gabi for 9 days…one of my favorite activities during the season. Wishing for one thing during the 9 days is true. My wish granted two years ago when I got my job in a BPO company in Makati.
One thing that I like ever since celebrating Christmas is sharing your blessing by giving gifts for those people you love and care. And don’t forget the Noche Buena…it’s a rare thing to gather your loveones for the season of love and sharing.
by Eccentric Yet Happy
  • Jomar Lipon

    Yeah! That’s why I loved and proud to be PINOY! yeah!

  • I’m not a Catholic and don’t believe that Christ was born on December 25, but I’m happy that Filipinos have the spirit of love, giving and sharing on this season.

  • Wailing Soul

    I miss the times when we do carolings and Simbang Gabi… all the food serve after the mass and more.. the firecrackers and parties.. Whoa!! christmas is really FUN

    Iam Herbert

  • Green Dei / Daryll

    this year we are celebrating the season through sharing with others via our advocacy project for the urban poor this December 23, 2011 at http://www.deiville.info/2011/11/christmas-2011-celebration-for-poor-and.html

  • The Philippines has the longest Christmas Season I believe and it’s good since people tend to be happy and kind.

  • Last year was the saddest Christmas for me, I lost my Mom few days before the celebration. I am looking forward that this year will be merrier indeed. Cheers!

  • C5

    Christmas does not affect me at all because I know from where it originated.

    c5 @ http://ohmsandvolts.info

  • It will be my first Christmas here in the Philippines after long years abroad. I love it here very much.

  • Well, puto and bibingka are always there to stay. Also, Christmas in the Philippines is being celebrated by setting off fireworks.

  • I missed the good times we had before when my grandfather was still alive. We used to gather in one of my uncle’s house and all the family members were there… kinda reunion for us.

  • don’t remind me! i’m already missing the good old pinoy way to celebrate Christmas!

    whenever I get senti, I always am reminded that Christmas is not about me and what I want, but about Christ and his birth. The celebration is about Him!

  • I really admired Filipinos for all these colorful “Parol”. Such a brilliant piece to remind me always that it’s really is Christmas time!