"Christmas Crazy!" Philippines Local Custom Tip by i-s-a

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  Christmas Party
by i-s-a

Filipinos simply love Christmas!

Being a predominantly Christian country (about 90% of the total population)...Philippines celebrate the birth of Christ with zest and happiness.

It is said that here we celebrate the longest Christmas ever...starting on SeptemBER and ending on January.

You know it's Christmas in the Philippines when:
...the month ends with BER.
...radio stations start playing those wonderful Christmas Carols.
..."puto-bungbong" and "bibingka" are already available in every "kantos" (street corners).
...your mother's "kili-kili" (armpit ^o^) hurts after cooking her very special "haliya" (sweet yam).
...the streets of Pampanga are lined with colorful "parols" (lanterns).
...your refrigirator is full of "fiesta hams", brownies and fruit cake.
...the office is busy, not with work but, with people planning for the party's group presentation.
...you are having a headache thinking of the best gift to give your "Monito/Monita" on "Kris-kringle".
...policemen and security guards are more helpful and courteous than ever.
...your 2 dozens of "inaanaks" (godchildren) became 3 dozens!

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  • Updated Dec 21, 2005
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