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Monito Monita Themes and Christmas Gift Ideas

Monito Monita Kris Kringle Philippines Gift Giving
One if the most popular and fun ideas of Christmas gift giving is the Monito Monita. Monito Monita or Kris Kringle is a fun...

Of Simbang Gabi and Rice Cakes

It is hard to get out of bed in the wee hours of the morning in December. That is why, if you want to complete one of Pinoy’s most loved and cherished Christmas tradition, the 9 novena mass of the Simbang Gabi, you’ll need the help of your barkada and friends to drop by your house and wake you up. A big portion of Simbang Gabi goers are young people, especially teen-agers. The morning air will be filled with their laughter while they go out in droves towards the nearest Church or Chapels.

Paskong Pinoy – Simbang Gabi!

simbang gabi christmas tradition paskong pinoy
Simbang Gabi or early morning mass enjoins all Catholic Filipinos to come and celebrate the novena mass at the break of dawn for 9 consecutive days to Christmas Day or Pasko.  From December 16 to Dec 24 the parish churches will be deck with beautiful lights and parol (Filipino traditional christmas lantern) welcoming all families, friends, and everyone who wants to celebrate the birth of Christ.
The 9th and last day of the novena is called Misa de Gallo or Midnight Mass and instead of holding the mass at dawn
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