Month of September is soon to end. Apparently, the season of the year is just starting. At exactly 1st of September, Christmas songs played in the air, I was at the grocery store when I heard the first Christmas song this year. September is actually the official start of Christmas preparation here in the Philippines.
This is the most amazing part – on mid August, I was already seeing Christmas lanterns in Pampanga, lanterns that are being sold. Pampanga is known to be the capital of lanterns, it is place where giant lanterns from different towns compete, happening annually. It was recently held in Robinsons Star Mills in San Fernando Pampanga.
Expect to see sparkling places during these days, houses are decorated with Christmas accessories, malls are colorful, Sta. Claus is welcoming visitors, Christmas trees are everywhere, villages look so foreign, seems like as if some department 56 new england village, that most of us would like to visit.
Pinoy’s celebration of Christmas is incomparable, the warm celebrations, the gathering of families, the reunions and some other important events that only can happen during Christmas season. Season where giving is observed, it’s what we wont, it’s what we believe that Christ was born on Christmas, December 25. 🙂
Time to save money for gifts, time to reserve time for vacation and celebration, time to prepare ourselves for the yearly celebration of Christ’s birth.
Merry Christmas! and God bless!