Five Reasons to Spend Christmas in the Philippines

26 November 2020
Written by: Ness Albito

Where else in the world will you see people doing the viral Christmas Bonus dance craze in front of the ATM? Well, surely it is only in the Philippines! As holidays are fast approaching, we all get excited to hear that "krrrrrrr" sound from the ATM when we receive our bonus pay. We also get thrilled as we open gift packages from our relatives abroad.


Celebrating Pasko sa Pilipinas is spending days for Christmas vacation going into a travel destination or simply a good reason to come home.


Top 5 reasons why Christmas in the Philippines is the happiest place to spend the holidays with:


1. Longest Celebration of Christmas in the World.

Christmas is not just a day, it is a season. We mark our calendars for the Christmas countdown starting the 1st day of September. We start waiting for numerous Christmas shopping deals, join contests for parol-making, watch Christmas tree lighting up events, and even practice hard for party presentations and caroling. Even the pandemic did not stop us, it just digitized all these usual happening.


2. Simbang-gabi.

Aside from being a devotee, we all hope that this folk belief is true, "your wish will be granted when you completed all the nine days of Simbang Gabi that begins from Dec 16 to Dec 24. And we all feel blessed upon hearing the mass and eating puto bumbong or bibingka with free tsaa afterward.


3. Christmas Gift Giving.

Monito-monita is one of the most-awaited ganaps either with friends, classmates, officemates or at home. This is a witty Filipino version of Secret Santa, wherein there will be a weekly level-up exchange gift with a designated theme and agreed price. All participants will have codenames and draw them in a box so it will be a surprise for both the giver and the recipient. We call the receiving a mystery gift from a secret source, Revelation Day. We also make time and effort to visit Ninong and Ninang as they hand-over some pamasko or aguinaldo.


4. Noche Buena.

Just thinking of the table filled with rice and these combinations of foods will surely make you crave: Pinoy-style spaghetti, Queso de bola, hamon, fruit salad, and lechon. Even on a diet, Noche Buena is an automatic cheat day.


5. Family.

The best gift around the Christmas tree will always be the presence of family. We also think happily of what heart-warming gift to give for our family. Why not double the celebration and surprise them with a jump to your new house and lot? 


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Sa Paskong Lumina Ikaw ang Bida Christmas in the Philippines with Lumina Homes.

Sa Paskong Lumina Ikaw ang Bida Christmas in the Philippines with Lumina Homes.

Sa Paskong Lumina Ikaw ang Bida Christmas in the Philippines with Lumina Homes.


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