Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Christmas in the Philippines!

If you happen to visit the Philippines during the Christmas season, don’t be surprised to find the country abuzz with celebration. Being the only Christian dominated country in Asia, the Philippines start the season as early as September. As the countdown to Christmas begins, Christmas songs fill the airwaves, and Christmas decor adorns the shopping-malls, streets, buildings, and homes.

There are parties and reunions left and right with gift giving as the main activity. Bazaars are put up in hotels, villages, churches, and shopping centres as everyone plays Santa to their families, relatives, and friends. Feeding programs happen almost everyday to benefit street children and orphans.