Hello to all! It's Christmas! It's the biggest holidays on the Philippines' calendar. My country has earned the distinction of celebrating the world's longest Christmas season. Christmas carols are heard as early as September and the season lasting up until Epiphany.
There are different Christmas traditions in the Philippines. Traditionally, Christmas Day in the Philippines is ushered in by the nine-day dawn masses that start on December 16. It is known as the Misa de Gallo in the traditional Spanish and in Filipino as Simbang Gabi.
The Filipino Christmas would not be complete without the traditional Philippine Christmas symbols and decorations. Christmas lights are stung about in festoons. For Filipinos. Christmas Eve on December 24th is celebrated with the Midnight Mass, and immediately after the much-anticipated Noche Buena- the traditional Christmas Eve feast. Some would also open Christmas gifts at this time.
How about you guys? How Christmas is celebrated in your country/state/city/town? I would love to know.
This Christmas, I created a paper art Christmas tree of our group. I hope you'll like it.
I also made some photo Christmas postcard too. I will give it to the first 7 commentators of this post. You can contact me through email.
PS- Anyone that has not submitted Christmas photos for the Banner; it is not too late. I can fit more, and the background is Ike & Mike photo I took for fun. If anyone has any photos for upcoming Holidays please send them and I will create files, and any suggestions for Holidays you celebrate outside of USA, please let me know! Chef E, firstname.lastname@example.org