In the Roman Catholic Church one of the reasons why we celebrate the Christmas season is to commemorate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. Here in the Philippines we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ by way of 9 days novena which we called as "SIMBANG GABI" or MIDNIGHT MASS. This novena begun from the dawn of December 16 to December 24.
During Christmas day, we usually hold family reunions, or if we don't have reunions, its time to visit our relatives to kiss the hands of the olds and to give gifts to our relatives.
Month of December is the month for Christmas party, every company, schools, organizations, churches and other usually hold Christmas party during the month of December.
Christmas season also the time for receiving the employees incentives and bonuses. This is the time that most of the employees are waiting for because they will receive their bonuses, 13th month pay and other incentives from their employers.
Here in the Philippines one of the most exciting part in celebrating the Christmas season is the singing of Christmas carol. and the exchange gifts that we traditionally do everytime we have a Christmas party. In every home in the Philippines there are kids that sing the Christmas carol in exchange for several coins.
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