Tuesday, September 28, 2010

100 Days Countdown to Christmas in the Philippines

100 days before Christmas in the Philippines involve ample preparations until the celebration of the birth of the Messiah (Jesus Christ), traditionally done on December 25th. This is probably the longest commemoration being held in the country involving traditional and modern ways to show the religiosity of the people.
When you hear the word 'pasko' (it means pascua in Spanish or Christmas), you are already in the country.
The countdown started September 17 this year (2010). Prior to this, the lighting of the commemorative 'parols' or star-lanterns adorning key cities' plazas started at the first day of the said month.
As early as this date and writing, I am starting to collect shots of memorable photos this coming Christmas at places that interest me. I started interviewing close friends regarding their views and opinions on the forthcoming event this December.
My friends share the same opinion: "that Christmas brings positive outlook in life to most people, Christians, especially and inspiration to strive more for the greater glory of God."
So, allow me to unfold my little discoveries regarding the most anticipated holiday season in the Christiandom. How about some comments from you, too?
For further reading: http://hubpages.com/hub/100-Days-Before-Christmas-in-the-Philippines