Jingle bell, jingle bell jingle all the way. Oh what fun to give love on Christmas Day. Last Christmas we spread joy to the world by making the children as the " STAR NG PASKO "
Christmas or "Pasko" is the most awaited celebration and happiest season or event not only in the Philippines but also in the whole Christian world. This is also the time of the year when family getting together, especially when family members from overseas come home with lots of gifts. Exchanging gifts and the family feast highlight the most loved celebration.
The celebration of Christmas in the Philippines begins on the 16th of December and ends on the first Sunday of January which is the Feast of the Epiphany (The Three Kings). It is quite different from the other countries of the world; it is the longest of the Philippine festivities stretching for over 3 weeks. This makes the Filipino Christmas celebration one of the longest Christmas season in the world. A rich tradition which dates back to the Spanish period.
WHAT MAKES THE FILIPINO CHRISTMAS UNIQUE?
Well, Filipinos have a lot of Christmas tradition which makes us different from the other. Some of the Filipino traditions are the Filipino Christmas lantern, Christmas caroling, “simbang gabi” or the misa de gallo, and the gift giving, the true essence of Filipino Christmas.
CHRISTMAS GIFT GIVING...
Historically, Christmas gift giving became part of many Christmas traditions all over the world to honor the three wise men that brought gifts to the baby Jesus. According to the bible records after Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.
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