The Philippines is a festive place at Christmastime. The season begins from the start of September through January (or sometimes February I hear) and there are non-stop Christmas songs in every store or street corner, brightly colored decorations, and lots of performances and kantata (choir concerts). Here are a few pictures of some Christmas festivities, Baguio style…
At one of the schools I work at, I saw this Christmas decoration hanging up on one of the classroom doors. It is Santa wearing the traditional Cordilleran clothing called a G-string. So there you have it. Santa in a G-string…
These were taken when I went to a Christmas Lantern Parade on Session Road. It was so beautiful watching the brightly lit lanterns of every color and design.
I took these at the Cathedral. The star lanterns are a traditional Filipino Christmas lantern called a Parol.
And of course a picture of the Advent wreath inside the Cathedral to symbolize the liturgical season of Advent and the coming of Christmas.
Enjoy the Christmas season wherever you may be!
a girl who dreams