The Philippines has many holiday's fiesta's, all saints day
and more. (Philippine holidays will be tackled soon.)
But for all of its holiday's Christmas is the longest of all.
Christmas time will start when the ber months begins.
What are the ber months?
October, November and December.
It doesn't stop there, Christmas starts on the ber months and finished in January.
Yes … it's that long.
Why is it that long? Well namely it's economy, and second its tradition.
The ninong (godfather) and ninang (godmother) is the center of the January dates, specifically 6th of January.
Its said that the gift giving by ninongs and ninangs rose from the gift giving of the three Kings.
Although the three king's existence is a controversy, it is practice.
Groups of beggars, the badios and the manangs came from provinces of visayas and baquio. They go to manila and beg.
Some personalities claim that some corrupt police personnel greet them Merry Christmas and expect a gift or in a bulgar word kotong.
No one seems to know if it's illegal or legal for policeman to accept gifts.
Think about it:
The Philippines has the longest Christmas to celebrate with.
They said that the Philippines also have the poorest communities.
The data seems not balance, how can the Philippines celebrate Christmas if it is poor?
On the lighter side:13-Dec-2007 09:48 AM
What do santa clause and the akyat bahay (robbers) have in common?
They both go in the chimney