Misa de Gallo; Philippines; begins December 9; Also called Simbang Gabi. Denotes the beginning of the Christmas season in Catholic parts of the Philippines; each day begins with church bells breaking the night silence to call people to dawn Mass; the Misa de Gallo period concludes with the midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.
In a country that celebrates a total of 42,000 festivals (major and minor), Christmas particularly stands out for the sheer grandeur of festivities lasting for months. Yes, the Philippines is known to celebrate the longest Christmas season in the world! The celebrations start as early as September and continue till the first Sunday of January […] The post Here’s what you need to know about Christmas in the Philippines appeared first on City Village News.
I hope this is okay to post.. Christmas in the Philippines! In my country, people love Christmas so much the Christmas season starts on September 1. 😁 As a tropical country, we don't get snow but December is rainy so it can be a little cold (by our standards 24 deg C is cold 🤣🤣) We have "Misa de Gallo" which starts on Dec 16. People go to church at dawn to hear the mass for 9 days until Dec 25. They say your wishes will come true if you complete the 9 days of prayer. We celebrate on thr n
Filipinos are very religious and family-oriented by nature. Nothing could ever measure to being with your family and love-ones on special occasions like birthdays, Christening, anniversaries, New Year, and ofcourse Christmas. Filipinos have high...