How to Say Merry Christmas in Tagalog-Christmas is of utmost importance to the people all over the world since it marks the birth of Jesus Christ. Billions of people, both Christians and non-Christians wait all year long for the last month of the year. The celebrations for Christmas start much before it actually arrives. Houses and churches are first thoroughly cleaned and then decorated with bright lights and other decorative items. Most of the shops are full of decorative items during this time and some may even offer sale.
HOW TO SAY Merry Christmas in Tagalog
Merry Christmas in Tagalog is ‘Maligayang Pasko’. People in the Philippines love the festival of Christmas and like to celebrate the same as long as possible. Christmas carols start playing in shops as early as September. Formally the Christmas celebrations starts on 16th December, when people start going to the first of nine pre-dawn or early morning masses. This continues till Christmas day, which is the last day of early morning mass. A huge population of Philippines are Catholics and so Christmas is a very important holiday here.
People in the Philippines are as excited about Christmas trees, Christmas cards, Christmas Carols and Santa Claus as any other western country. There is a special unique tradition in the Philippines, which is known as ‘parol’. It is a bamboo pole or frame made from bamboo strips and colored Japanese or cellophane paper, and it has a lighted star lantern on it. Houses are well lit with multi coloured lights and decorated.
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Christmas tree is decorated with a lot of love and excitement too. People stay up all night into Christmas day. A midnight feast is held on the Christmas Eve which is called ‘Noche Buena’. It is a big feast which may include roasted pig, ham, fruit salad, rice cakes, desserts and different types of drinks. It is kind of an open house where friends, family and neighbors drop by to wish Merry Christmas.
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Christmas as a festival has evolved a lot and plays a major role in bringing people closer. These days it has become more of a cultural celebration which has only increased its popularity. People may also like to give gifts to their close friends and family on this day to show them their love. The gifts are usually kept decoratively under the Christmas trees in the house.