Celebrating the Season in strengthening our Connection with our Ancestors

Philippines does not have snow but it does not mean that we are not affected by the Winter Solstice.

Christmas has been brought to us by spain as they introduce Christianity in 1521 and Filipino celebration of Christmas starts from September 1 upto the last days of January.

Though originally Filipino are non Christian but the festivity on this month predates Christian tradition but it was influenced by cold weather season. 

It is believed that in Pangasinan, the first Christmas Tree was planted in the Philippines in 1324 by the Franciscan Friar Odoric of Pordonone who travelled around Asia in 1300’s where he also held the very first Christmas Mass in the country.

Whether this statement is True. We as Filipino love to celebrate. The cold weather of the month compel us to gather together and warm our connection to one another through the food and drinks that we share to one another.

Now-a-days, Christmas or Yule as a Pagan or Christian Holidays becomes commercialized Holiday where people need to be in trend of showing off that they can buy new clothes or gadgets as a gift for them selves or to their love ones.

For us as Filipino, Christmas or Pasko in an extension of Undas or Day of the Souls where Family can be together until the eve of new year where we can strengthen our bond to each other in Honoring our Ancestors.

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