By frenchqueen
33 days ago

Philippine Christmas Tradition

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About 80% of the the people in the Philippines are Roman Catholic and during Christmas season they have a tradition called "Simbang Gabi" or Night Mass in English. It is a series of 9-day Roman Catholic mass which are held from December 16-24 between 3am and 5am. I learned that this mass is similar to Puerto Rico's Misa de Aguinaldo.

On the last day of the series which is on the Christmas Eve, the service is called Misa de Gallo which is Spanish for Rooster's Mass.

A lot of people flock into the church to complete the 9 day series in the belief that if they do, their wishes would come true. Some young ones would attend the mass though to be with their boyfriends or girlfriends and this masses will turn out into a romantic date for couples.

Since I don't have our own holiday tradition, I opted to share this Philippine tradition instead for the #decemberchallenge2018 by @cathydkreations
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Tomi Very good article
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Violeta Interesting article dear
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Snezana very nice
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frenchqueen Thank you @Tomi
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Deliana Very beautiful tradition! Thank you for sharing, Toni! 🎄🎅🎄
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frenchqueen Welcome. I share what I can. @Deliana
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SuncicaZ This is really very nice! Please, write more about customs and tradition of this wonderful country!
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cathydkreations Lovely dear thank you for sharing this tradition with us even if it is not your tradition its still educational and I enjoyed the article. 👍🏽😊
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dorageorg So great article!😃
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Strabunica013 Very beautiful tradition! Thank you for sharing, Toni! 🎄🎅🎄
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frenchqueen Thanks for the comment @Strabunica013
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frenchqueen Next time it’ll be the New Year’s Eve tradition. @SuncicaZ
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frenchqueen Thank you Cathy. I’m glad to have shared this but I just hope people here actually read it. @cathydkreations
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cathydkreations @frenchqueen they just look at pics that is when I rarely post an article 😊
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frenchqueen Yeah I’m still hopeful that others atleast would. I know that most non-English speakers don’t. @cathydkreations
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cathydkreations @frenchqueen we are hopeful 😊👍🏽
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frenchqueen Yeah. That’s all we have left I think. @cathydkreations
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Steve thanks for sharing 😃
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