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Daigon is a four-act dramatization of the birth of Jesus. The first act is the Anunciation, when the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin. The next act portrays Mary and Joseph searching for an inn where they can rest. Then, angels herald to the shepherds the birth of Christ. Finally, the last act shows the birth of Jesus.

This Visayan tableau is a long-cherished tradition. It is comparable to the Tagalog's Panunuluyan. The performance of the drama varies in different regions; Negros Island has the longest presentation, Capiz and Panay Island present the most detailed ones.

"Daigon" is also a term meaning Christmas carol.



Alejandro, Reynaldo and Maria Chorengel. Pasko: The Philippine Christmas. Philippines: National Bookstore, Inc. and Anvil Publishing, Inc., 1998.

External link

http://www.philippinestoday.net/2003/December/coverstory1203.htm Vamos a Belen

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