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The Philippines is considered as the only country in Asia which has a predominant Christian population which makes Christmas as one of the most...
Monito Monita is a popular Philippine Christmas tradition. It is gift giving with a twist. It is for both the young and the young at heart. More people associates this tradition with Kris Kringle, and in a way it is related because Kris Kringle or “ Christkndl” is the German word that when translated to English means “Christ Child”. “Kris Kringle” it’s also a popular name for Santa Claus. Santa Claus of course is known the world over as that happy guy in a red suit bringing gifts and
Besides the christmas ham, puto bumbong and bibingka, two more pasko sa pilipinas staple foods are castanas and quezo de bola. That very famous ball of real edam cheese overflows in the grocery stores enticing Filipinos with its attractive and festive red color to come pick it up and to serve it with cut slices on the side or to wrap it up in a lumpia wrapper and deep
Filipinos are very musical people and it is even more evident with the abundance of pinoy christmas carols thats starts airing in the radios as early as September. Malls would start decorating their stores with christmas decorations and starts putting up giant christmas trees to the delights of small children. The following are Paskong Pinoy Top 10 Filipino Christmas Carols:
Philippine Christmas or 'Paskong Pinoy' is really different from how other countries in the world celebrate this joyous season. Filipino or Pinoys simple love pasko or christmas that we hold the unofficial world record of 'the longest christmas celebration' that starts when the "...ber" months kick-in and ends with the celebration of the Epiphany of the Three Kings. In short the Filipino christmas celebration starts on September 1 and ends (hold your seats!) 12 days after christmas, that's already January of the new year!
If you are foreigner you might find it hard to believe but