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A Guide to Philippine Christmas Traditions

Paskong Pinoy Series


Christmas in the Philippines, better known to Filipinos as Pasko, is one of the longest-running, richest, and most lively celebrations in the whole world. It is also the most anticipated time of the year for every Filipino (and foreigner), young and old, from all walks of life, because it is a perfect time for families and friends to reunite and celebrate. The practices of the olden days that are still observed today, all-time favorites puto bumbong and bibingka, extravagantly yet beautifully decorated homes, the much-awaited gift-giving, and the family feast of noche buena, to mention only few, are on the long list of quintessentially Filipino Christmas traditions.

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Pasko sa Policarpio

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Policarpio Street in Mandaluyong City, Philippines literally turns into a wonderland during the Christmas season as lights and lanterns flash in the darkness of the night.

Read the Top 10 Christmas Attractions in the Philippines and see what tops the list!

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Parols are the traditional Christmas lanterns in the Philippines that are hung outside houses as decoration. Made in the shape of a star with five or more points, they symbolize the Star of Bethlehem. The traditional materials for making parols are mostly simple--bamboo sticks, Japanese rice paper, and crepe paper. In modern times, plastic, heavier paper, cellophane and capiz are also used. The traditional candle or oil lantern inside has been replaced by electric lights. The city of San Fernando is known for making the grandest and largest parols, with flashing and changing lights in varied colors... (read more)

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