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RA 8952

Cebu's founding anniversary

REPUBLIC ACT No. 8952, AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7698

August six of every year is hereby declared a special nonworking public holiday for the Province of Cebu including its highly urbanized cities of Cebu and Mandaue and its component cities of Lapulapu, Danao and Toledo."

How Cebu's founding anniversary was reckoned? In 1993, the Provincial Board passed a resolution that set that it should be when Spain's King Philip II, in a royal cedula, appointed Miguel Lopez de Legazpi as Governor of Cebu on August 6, 1569 - Look HERE and the video HERE

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Public Holidays in the Philippines 2014

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2015 PH holidays

Plan your vacation: Filipinos can look forward to at least 8 long weekends in 2015, and possibly a 5-day weekend that spills into 2016

Malacañang has released the list of holidays for 2015 as provided under Proclamation No. 831, dated July 17, but issued to the public only on Wednesday, July 23.

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A special non-working holiday A special non-working holiday

that gives “full opportunity to our people to properly observe [All Saints’ Day] with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions of the country.”

Philippine Proclamation No. 265

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The Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines
Say: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in Different Philippine Languages
Filipino Superstitions

Filipino Superstitions about Christmas etc.

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Tops for Christmas Sharing With Others and Simbang Gabi still Tops for Christmas

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Filipino Holiday Customs Discovering Philippine Traditions: 7 Filipino Holiday Customs

Sprinkling a Little Philippine Culture into the Holidays
Homilists explain Easter, Pentecost

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Advent

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His Eminence, Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales of the Archdiocese of Manila shares his thoughts about the season of Advent.

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The Season of Advent
Anticipation and Hope

Dennis Bratcher

The Colors of Advent - The Spirit of Advent - Evergreens and The Advent Wreath
- Celebrating Advent - An Advent Reflection - Music for Advent

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The Symbolism of the Advent Wreath
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Advent Wreath Lighting - 4 Candles of Advent Season of Hope & Joy

Advent is a season of hopeful and joyful preparations for the Birthday of the Savior. The Advent Wreath: the circle symbolizes God's eternity. He has no beginning and no end. The green leaves - His evergreen and ever fresh love. The four candles - the four Sundays prior to December 25. The pink third candle - the pregnant joy in every heart as we come nearer and nearer to Christmas. The white candle - Christ is the light of the world. Christmas flowers (POINSETTIA or Pascua) - love turns deep red in the midst of darkness.

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The "Asbury 2011 Advent candle lighting" telling about the story of the candles

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Advent Songs - Hymns etc.

St. Lucy (Lucia)

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ST. LUCY

Died: December 13, 304 A.D.
Patron Saint of the Blind & Eye Disorders

St. Lucy is a virgin and martyr of Syracuse in Sicily, whose feast day is celebrated by Catholic and Orthodox Churches on December 13th

AboutPhilippines.ph think this is a great article about St. Lucy and with many good photos and the Prayer & Novena

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Saint Lucy (283–304)

also known as Saint Lucia or Santa Lucia

Contents:
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Memorial of St. Lucy

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Feast of St. Lucy 2010 & 2011

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Every December 13, Barangay Sta. Monica in Hagonoy, Bulacan has tradition to celebrate the feast of St. Lucy.

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FEAST OF ST. LUCY, 2010 DEC 13, SAINT LUCY ASSOCIATED WITH LIGHT

Tradition tells us that Saint Lucy was born of noble, wealthy, Christian parents in Syracuse, Italy. The date of Lucy's martyrdom was December 13, 304.
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Santa Lucia hymn - song for Santa Lucia day DEC 13.

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Collection from around the world

There are two different origins of this tradition.

1. In Sicily, Italy, where it comes from the christianity and Lucia being a saint.

2. That's not the case in the northern part of the world e.g. Scandinavia here it comes from a much older pagan tradition that has to do with bringing light in the time of darkness, as some days of the year you might not even se the sun there, simply just celebrated/marked the darkest night of the year (the midwinter solstice).

It is later on that people started to celebrate the Saint Lucia when christianity became a state religion!

The Lucia night was also holy according to the catholic faith (Many northern countries are or were earlier catholic) so you can say there have been mixes through history, first it was the pagan traditions mixed with the catholic, and then it developed and became a unic celebration in many countries around the whole christian world - both catholic and protestant - that was more and more going towards the christian part of the tradition. and the songs were added quite lately and where taken from the original Italian song and translated into many languages.

Look also above HERE and the article HERE

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Hymn for Santa Lucia (Lyric)

Hymn song Santa Lucia Day DEC 13.

(English)

Look Hymn song Santa Lucia with notes and Danish text - lyrics HERE

Look the original lyrics of "Santa Lucia" in Neapolitan, and so translated to Italian and again to English HERE

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Mt. Banahaw:

Pilgrim Site Every Holy Week

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Sta. Lucia Falls - The Healing Waters of Mt. Banahaw

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Devotees visits Mount Banahaw

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Mt. Banahaw's Suprema De La Ciudad Mystica De Dios

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Mt. Banahaw is a famous traditional pilgrimage site for the locals and native tourists especially during the Holy Week, when psychic energy is said to be dominating the area. It is also the said place where faith and spiritual healers get their mystic powers during the divine intervention on Holy Week.

Mount Banahaw is one of the active volcanos in the Philippines. The mountain and its environs are considered sacred by the local residents because of its "holy water", which allegedly have beneficial qualities, issuing forth from local springs and its "puwestos, or the "holy sites". Their location having been revealed to a man in the Spanish Era by the "Santo Boses" or the "Holy Voice".

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The Inner Secrets Of Banahaw by Tingting Cojuangco HERE

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"AND WOMAN WILL PREVAIL OVER MAN": SYMBOLIC SEXUAL INVERSION AND COUNTER-HEGEMONIC DISCOURSE IN MT. BANAHAW, The Case of the Ciudad Mistica de Dios by/Floro C. Quibuyen HERE

Christmas

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Roman Missal (Catholic)

contains the complete supplement of the Roman Missal for use in the Philippines (i.e. Simbang Gabi masses, Feast of the Sto. Nino, etc.).

The app can be used offline, unlike the other Missal apps that require an online connection to download the prayers or readings for the day. The most complete Roman Missal serving as a Catholic Mass Guide with Mass Prayers and Catholic Mass Readings. This Missal is dedicated to Pope Francis. This app now contains a few prayers before Mass and after Mass in English and Latin.
The Roman Missal app was made so it could be used without too much clicks when celebrating or attending mass. The app contains all the prayers and readings used in Mass for the Liturgical year. The English texts for the Order of Mass and Prefaces are from the 3rd Edition. The Order of Mass and Prefaces can be displayed in English, Latin or Both.

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A Christmas Story: Pope Benedict XVI and the Filipino's of Simbang Gabi

Nellie Hizon of the Catholic Church talks about her miraculous journey for the Filipinos who celebrate Simbang Gabi. Her efforts ultimately led Pope Benedict XVI to leave a blessing for the Filipino people worldwide who celebrate Simbang Gabi.

Video by Truth Esguerra

Pope Benedict XVI
Nellie Hizon

Interact with Philippine News

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Pasko

A Guide to Philippine Christmas Traditions

1960s Native Philippine Christmas Cards

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Many many great cards

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Paskong Pinoy

By Reynaldo Gamboa Alejandro, Marla Yotoko Chorengel

Philippine Christmas Art & Form

Just what the Philippine Christmas or, as we fondly call it, “Paskong Pinoy” is!

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Christmas in the Philippines
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•New Year
•Epiphany

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Christmas - New Year - Epiphany (three Kings - Tatlong Hari)  the Filipino Way

A great article telling about all the traditions

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Christmas: A National Fiesta

A lot of good informations about how to celebrate Christmas in the Philippines

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Pasko - A Filipino (typical) Christmas

Short documentary about Christmas celebration in the Philippines.

by/www.BurrisFilm.com

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Cebu

SUROY SUROY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2012 - Sugbo TV

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Christmas in the Philippines

Hawaii State Senator Rick Reed and his wife Jenn Reed present an hour-long documentary showcasing the beauty of the Filipino culture and how Filipinos celebrate Christmas.

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MEXICO'S  CHRISTMAS  GIFTS  TO  THE  PHILIPPINES

e.g. POINSETTIA or Pascua and the panunuluyan and the parol

(The two legends that we know behind the Pascua.)

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Catholic Home and Garden's

Catholic Christmas Traditions

Catholic Home and Garden's

Gift to You

Downloadable e-Book

Catholic Traditions for Advent and Christmas

MICHAELANN MARTIN

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Christmas at Home and in the Liturgy

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Misa de Gallo (Roosters Mass) - Simbang Gabi

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Misa de Gallo or Misa de Aguinaldo – What’s the difference?

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Filipino Christmas Tradition - Simbang Gabi

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On “Simbang Gabi”

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Simbang Gabi

History, Liturgy and Tradition

"Simbang Gabi" is a Filipino Christmas tradition, a series of nine dawn masses that starts as early as 4 a.m. from December 16 and until December 24.

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All 9 days masses 2013 from Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila

Guidelines on the Celebration of SIMBANG GABI

Simbang Gabi

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CAVINTI DIASPORA “Simbang Gabi” A Christmas Tradition in the Philippines

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A lot about Christmas in the Philippines

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Christmas in the Philippines

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PASKO: Christmas in the Philippines
Noche Buena: Filipino Christmas Eve

Christmas in the Philippine

Christmas in the Philippine

Pasko Sa Aming Bayang Pilipinas

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Northern Illinois University

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Christmas in the Philippines

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Filipino Christmas Tradition

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Tangub City The Christmas Symbols Capital of the Philippines

Welcome "The Christmas Symbols Capital of the Philippines, Tangub City, Misams Occidental, Region 10, Philippines
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2011 Policarpio Street, Mandaluyong

Christmas Decorations

Policarpio is a street in the city of Mandaluyong Philippines , the residents of Policarpio street yearly decorate their houses with many christmas lights and it has become a yearly christmas attraction. Many people visit this street during christmas and have their pictures taken with kids and families.

PANUNULUYAN: A Christmas Drama

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The traditional PANULUYAN

(Mary and Joseph's search for shelter for Jesus who was to be born) was done in the evening of December 24, 2010 in selected depressed areas of San Pedro Apostol, Cavite City. Gift-giving, handled by the Wise men and the Shepherds, for the poorest of the poor accompanied the PANULUYAN

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Christmas 2008 / Pasko 2008 - sa Pilipinas

This video features the yearly acitivities of establishments, malls, business districts and people in celebrating the spirit of christmas in the Philippines. It is the time to enjoy the meaning of sharing and happiness, the time to forget the upcoming crisis for a while, a time to just be with the christmas atmosphere. Places featured: Makati City, Mandaluyong City, Muntinlupa City, Taguig City, Quezon City and San Juan
MUSIC INCLUDED:
Pasko nanaman muli
Mano po Ninong
Kampana ng Simbahan
Sa paskong darating
All music sung by the renowned and famous San Miguel Philharmonic Orchestra. Arranged by the great Filipino composer Ryan Cayabyab! - This video is dedicated to the people of the Philippines who are outside of the country working for a better future.
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Planning for Christmas? There's an app for that

Are you starting your plans for Christmas? Good news! There are free applications for your smartphones and tablets that can help you make plans for this coming Christmas.

Published on Oct 2, 2014

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Filipino Christmas Tutorial 2011

by Mikey Bustos

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 Naughty Christmas gifts

by/Dr. Margie Holmes

What gift should you get for someone you're flirting with?

Published on Dec 22, 2012

How Filipinos Reinvented Christmas

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Christmas Dances Philippine Christmas Dances

Philippine Christmas Dances are dances expressive of the Christmas season practiced in certain regions in the Philippines.

Aside from the Christmas carols most Filipinos are fond of during the yuletide season, there are also Christmas dances that are performed to celebrate this festive time of the year.

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Pandanggo Rinconada

The Pandanggo Rinconada is a staple among the Christmas veladas (evening programs or shows) in Nabua, Camarines Sur.

Obviously the dance was an offshoot of the Spanish fandango that was introduced to the natives' repertoire of festival dances. The Pandanggo Rinconada derived its name from the sub-region of the Bicolandia where a distinct Bikol dialect is spoken. That subregion comprising the Camarines provinces is called Distrito de Rinconada. the other sub-regions of Bikol are Bikol Estandarte (Naga district), Bikol Albayano, Bikol Catanduanes, Bikol Masbatenyo and the Bikol Sorsogon also called Bisakol due to the heavy Bisayan influence in their language particularly Waray. In fact, some linguists classify the dialect spoken in Gubat, Sorsogan as Waray.

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PANDERETAS - "Las Panderetas" - Philippine Folk Dance

"Las Panderetas"

 the Las Panderetas is the Yuletide folk dance, which used to accompany the Christmas carols called Daigon, is the traditional Christmas dance of Tanza, Iloilo. The music used in the later is a typical Visayan "daygon - daigon" similar to the pastores musics used in the pastores traditions in Bikol, Cebu, Leyte, Samar and some other places outside Visayan.

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"Panderetas de Amor" 2. version

A second version of this dance is also called "Panderetas de Amor". Panderetas means "tambourines" in Spanish. This dance portarays a heavy Spanish influence. Of the two available versions of this dance, the first one is more Hispanic in execution. The dance is from Manila. - Bayanihan researches in the early 1950s discovered this dance in the capital city and has been included in their Maria Clara Suite since then.

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Pastora sa Belen

(Sheperds of Betlehem), from the Bicol region, is the presentation of the shepherds singing and dancing from house to house and is dancers in groups of 6 or 10 performers.  They are the PASTORAS SA BELEN. They are clad in silk dresses in FUSCHIA, LAVENDER, YELLOW or WHITE with quaint bonnets, ribbons and sometimes wooden staffs wrapped in red or green crepe paper and garlands. They are accompanied by a 'manager' who accompanies them on a guitar. They sing PASTORAS SA BELEN, ALLI, ALLI VAMOS A BELEN! And they say they make good money - for their costume for next year

A Bicol Christmas tradition

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Sakuting

a dance from the Ilocos region - province of Abra It was originally an all-male dance performance presenting a mock fight between Ilocano Christians and non-Christian groups of the northern mountains using sticks. It is danced by children while striking together footlong sticks for rhythm when going from house to house to solicit gifts (Christmas)

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A Pinoy Christmas Ballet Concert

Christmas ballet concert by Steps Dance Project, directed and choreographed by James Laforteza (with excerpts from The Nutcracker choreographed by Jeffrey Espejo, not shown here).

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Advent Hymns and Christmas Songs

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Advent Day Hymns!

Enjoy the lovely words and lyrics of traditional and popular Advent Christian hymns. Have a great time searching our extensive list of online Advent songs. Printable Advent hymns of praise and worship which are suitable for all Christian denominations.

Filipino Christmas songs

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Christmas songs and carols

On this day, we celebrate and give thanks for all the blessings we have received.

Let us have faith in God and in ourselves, to face the problems of life with our feet standing firmly on the ground.

Let us all believe in the true spirit of Christmas. Sharing our love with each other is the best gift we can ever give from our hearts.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!
MALIGAYANG PASKO SA INYONG LAHAT!

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Indigenous Visayan Christmas Carol Song of The Highland People

Visayan Christmas carol of the highland people of Iligan City, Philippines. Their way of singing is very much noted for the abrupt change in their vocal tone, from low to high pitch.

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Christmas carol - Cebu, Philippines style

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Tagalog Christmas Songs
Filipino Christmas Songs

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Favourite Philippine Christmas Carols
Visayan Christmas carols

Kasadya Ni-ining Takna-a and Ani-a Kami

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Caroling is a part of the Filipino Christmas tradition

Links to many carols with text etc.

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Christmas songs

A blog about Filipino culture, traditions and music which includes awiting Filipino, tula, parabula, bugtong, salawikain atbp. Hatid sa inyo ni cathy.

Many filipino songs both with text and chords

Tagalog Songs Tagalog Songs - many different kinds of collection of Free Tagalog songs, Tagalog songs lyrics, Tagalog Christmas songs and other top Tagalog songs. You can also download Tagalog songs
Song Collection: Filipino

is an application about Pinoy songs, Tagalog songs, and Filipino Song with music videos. This application collects many interesting videos of songs in The Philippines

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- Christmas Songs Pinoy NonStop One Hour
- Paskong Pinoy Medley

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Belén

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Belén

Belén is a three-dimensional art depiction of the nativity scene of Jesus Christ.

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CHRISTMAS MANGER SCENES (Beléns) constructed by Bill Egan

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How to make a Nativity scene - Belén

In 8 minutes, an half day of work to make the Nativity Scene - Belén for Christmas.
With Christmas songs in background.

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Building your Belén

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Parol - Christmas lantern

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In the Filipino language, a Christmas lantern is called a parol. There's no greater symbol of the Filipino Christmas spirit than the parol.

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A description of the Filipino Christmas star-shaped lantern - Parol, its significance and meaning for Filipinos.
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Making a Parol: A Filipino Christmas Tradition

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Symphonies of Parols

Sound & light display at the Ayala Triangle, Makati City to celebrate Christmas 2010

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Parol - Filipino Christmas Lantern

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Filipino Christmas traditions and symbols

A description of the Filipino Christmas star-shaped lantern, its significance and meaning for Filipinos.

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Kris Kringle

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Filipinos have their own version of exchanging gifts or Kris Kringle, it is called "Monito Monita".

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Kris kringle - the Filipino way of Christmas exchange gifts

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The Traditions of Gift Giving in the Philippines

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Christmas - Holiday Food and Drinks

Noche Buena and Media Noche

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Top 10 Pinoy Christmas Foods

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Christmas: Holiday Food

The table is set buffet style with as many 15-20 food items.

The food recipes are prepared for Christmas

Christmas Special: A Unique and Sweet Filipino-Style of Christmas

Simbang Gabi Sweet Treats

Modern Filipino desserts

Christmas Cuisine In The Philippines

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Lechon - The Philippines' Finest Delicacy

Lechon, also known by the locale as "Litson" or "Inasal" (Cebuano), is a traditional delicacy served on special events and occasions like Christmas Eve

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Lechon Baboy - The Philippines' Finest Delicacy

Roasted Pig in Philippine Style

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Morcon

is a Filipino meat roll stuffed with sausage or hotdogs, carrots, pickles, cheese, and egg.

This is considered as a holiday dish and is usually served during Christmas (Noche Buena) and New Year’s eve (Midnight meal known as Media Noche).

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Embutido

is a type of meatloaf prepared Filipino style, a well known dish for the holidays.

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RELLENONG MANOK (Filipino Stuffed Chicken with Pork)

a delicious filipino dish for Christmas - Stuffed Chicken with pork. It's easy and sinfully tasty!!

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How to debone a chicken

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Filipino Hamonado (Filipino Ham) is a special recipe especially during Christmas in the Philippines.

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Maja Blanca

is a Filipino dessert made from coconut milk, cornstarch, and sugar. Often called Coconut Pudding, this luscious dessert is easy to make and the ingredients are very common. Since Christmas season is just around the corner, this would make a very good holiday dessert especially during potluck Christmas Parties and Noche Buena as well.

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Biko

2 versions e.g.

Welcome to a Secret Biko Recipe (passed down from 3 generations): This century-old recipe of Biko has been a banquet and restaurant favorite among the Philippine Islands and many Asian Countries. Biko has also become a known delicacy from Christmas / New Year to Hanukkah, Birthday Parties to High Holy Days, Business gatherings to Turo-Turo Sidewalk Vendors, etc. Look the full description of this video and recipe HERE

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Filipino Holiday Candy

by: R. Eckhardt & D. Hagerman

e.g. Lime-Scented Candy-Coated Milk Balls (Yemas candy)

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Yema Candy

"with Langka or Crispy"

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Thick & Rich Filipino Hot Chocolate (Tablea Tsokolate)

A traditional Filipino holiday drink

Tsokolate eh (cho-koh- lah-teh - eh) or tsokolate-ah (cho-koh-lah-teh-ah) sound like tongue twisters but they are actually two types of a hot chocolate drink in the Philippines.

Hot chocolate is definitely on everyone's comfort food list but for most Filipinos. I presume, nothing is as comforting as a cup of our native hot Tsokolate (chocolate, sometimes called Tsokolate Eh or Tsokolate Ah), made from ground Tablea or Cacao Chocolate Discs/Tablets. Traditionally served on Christmas and New Years' Eves but is also available all year round

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Traditional Christmas Food Traditional Christmas Food in the Philippines
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Christmas etc. e.g. decor

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Christmas Décor Producers & Exporters Association of the Philippines (CDPEAP)
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How to make your own Christmas decors

Kapamilya, for help you save money this Christmas, it is better if you will make your own Christmas decor. Published on Nov 13, 2014

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Winter wonderland of DTI

Visit the 'Winter Wonderland' features the different Christmas decor in trade fairs of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Pasay City.

Published on Jun 28, 2014

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New Year's Eve - Day

"Bisperas ng Bagong Taon"

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Celebrating New Year The Filipino Way

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"Bisperas ng Bagong Taon" or the New Year's Eve celebration & The traditional "Kanyon"

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New Year's eve celebration in the Philippines

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New Year's Eve in the Philippines

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How to Celebrate New Year's Eve the Filipino Way

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New Year's Day in Philippines
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New Year's Day in Minalin, Pampanga

DING MUSA NING MINALIN (The Muses of Minalin)

a Kapampangan documentary - a Kalalangan Kamaru production

New Year's Day is not just about firecrackers and noise barrages for the residents of Minalin, Pampanga.

It's also about REAL MEN dressed in GOWNS.

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New Year Customs In Philippines
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New Year - Filipino - Prosperity Candles - for welcoming the new year

Lighted from 11:30 to midnight, the speed by which the different colored candles melted was supposed to give you a preview of what your preoccupation for the new year would be like. White for purity. Yellow for wisdom. Blue for harmony and peace. Pink for family, friendships and relationships. Red for love. Green for money. Purple is for ventures.

Do this every year just for fun... as a tradition and a respite from all the cleaning to do in preparation for welcoming the new year.

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Filipino New Year's Superstitions and Auld Lang Syne

AzNislander143 wrote on Jan 1, 2012: YAY! First ever video up on the first day of 2012 :) Here's a few Filipino superstitions during the New Year and a cover of the classic "Auld Lang Syne" Hope you enjoy and Happy New Year's.

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New Year Celebration 2012 in the Philippines

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3 Kings Day in Philippines

"Epiphany" - "Three Kings" - "Tres Reyes" - "Tatlong Hari"

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Epiphany in the Philippines
3 Kings day

January 6, it is known as the day of the Three Kings (or wise men/magi): Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar.

3 Kings day in the Philippines

the long Christmas season traditionally ends on this day, known colloquially as "Three Kings" or "Tres Reyes" (Filipino: Tatlong Hari).

The Feast of Three Kings (or Araw ng Tatlong Hari) is the official end of the liturgical Christmas season in the Philippines. It is also known as the Feast of the Epiphany, which commemorates the manifestation of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi. It is also known as the Pasko ng Matatanda (Feast of the Elderly), the day that specially honors senior citizens.

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Araw ng Tatlong Hari

For Centuries, the magical bearers of gifts for Filipino children were the Three Kings, not Santa Claus. Shoes were brightly polished and left on the window sills together with the cleanest socks, fresh from the laundry. The children knew that the Three Kings, on their way to Bethlehem, would pass by their homes to fill their shoes and socks with gifts. Some would thoughtfully leave some straw or dry grass for the camels; if these were gone in the morning, surely the cames must have been terribly hungry.

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Three Kings Celebration at the Kawakawa

Traditional Family Celebration of the Feast of the Three Kings, Kawakawa, Tuburan, Ligao City, Philippines.

Gift-giving to selected children of poor families will follow after the program. And the celebration cannot be complete without our Traditional Fireworks at the Kawakawa as our tribute to our honored Three Kings.

The Kawakawa Management Group together with the Carmelite Nuns of the Divine Mercy Shrine and Monastery, true to their mission of reviving our cultural practices and traditions invited families to unite during the re-enactment of the Nativity/Ephipany, this revered religious traditions of many generations.

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Filipino-Chinese New Year in Philippines

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Chinese New Year (also known as Spring Festival) is the first day of the Chinese calendar, which follows the lunar year cycle. It is the major festivity of the Philippine Chinese community or Tsinoys.
Chinese New Year Chinese Filipinos celebrate the Lunar New Year in January or February.

It is not an official holiday in the Philippines, but students in Chinese schools are let out early. Chinese Filipinos currently number four million, making up five percent of the Philippine population.

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New Year in Chinatown in Manila during Chinese New Year

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Lenten (or Cuaresma)

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THE LENTEN SEASON MEANING AND MEAN TO ALL CHRISTIANS

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Ash Wednesday

in the calendar of Western Christianity, is the first day of Lent and occurs 46 days before Easter.

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Ash Wednesday

"Remember that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return."

Catholics flocked to churches last Wednesday to hear Mass and had their foreheads marked with black ashes in the shape of the cross, an annual ritual that mark the start of the Lenten season.

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Basbas - by Joaquin Gasgonia Palencia

Basbas explores the world of the Lenten rituals of rural Philippine Christendom

Holy Week Lenten - PABASA

This tradition begins during the days leading to Good Friday

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Pabasa (A Filipino Catholic Tradition)

Pabasa is a Filipino Catholic tradition done during the lent season featuring the burial of our Lord Jesus Christ. The life and passion of our Lord Jesus Christ is read / sung during the Pabasa. The hymns varies from region to region of the Philippines.

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Pabasa Traditional Tune

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Choirbook II with notes

Includes many works especially appropriate for Lenten

Lent and Moriones
Moriones Festival, Marinduque

The Moriones Festival is known widely as one of the most colorful festivals celebrated on the island of Marinduque and the Philippines

The Moriones is an annual festival held on Holy Week on the island of Marinduque, Philippines. The "Moriones" are men and women in costumes and masks replicating the garb of biblical Roman soldiers as interpreted by local folks. The Moriones or Moryonan tradition has inspired the creation of other festivals in the Philippines where cultural practices or folk history is turned into street festivals.

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Marinduque Moriones "Via Crusis 2010".

The Moriones is an annual festival held on Holy Week on the island of Marinduque, Philippines. One of the highlights of this festival is the Via Crucis. A re-enactment of the suffering of Christ on his way to the calvary. Men inflict suffering upon themselves by whipping their backs, carrying a wooden cross and sometimes even crucifixion. They see this act as their form of atonement for their sins. This weeklong celebration starts on Holy Monday and ends on Easter Sunday.

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Lenten Season in the Philippines

Lent is a meaningful season to any Filipino

Pangasinan Lenten Cultural Practices

Pangasinan Lenten Cultural Practices: A Dying Ritual?

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Pangasinan State University Lingayen Campus

Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday - Easter - Semana Santa "Holy Week" (Mahal na Araw)

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Holy Week

Semana Santa or Mahal na Araw

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All About Holy Week

Holy Week History, Information, Prayers, Resources, Traditions, & More

Semana Santa [Holy Week] Mahal na Araw in The Philippines

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Holy Week practices, rituals that never go out of style
Holy Week in the Philippines

Filipino Customs, Values and Beliefs in High Definition

Many good informations about the celebrations - traditions for - of the different days in "The Holy Week"

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The Pasyon

is a verse narrative about the life and suffering of Jesus Christ. The verses are structured in five-line stanzas, with each line containing eight syllables. The pasyon is commonly sung during Holy Week, starting Holy Monday. The reading of the pasyon is a traditional religious practice in the Philippines and people gather around the reader of the pasyon to listen and reflect. It is seen by many of its practitioners as a vow or panata.

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KASAYSAYAN NG PASYONG MAHAL NI HESUKRISTONG PANGINOON NATIN

Lyrics - full text

BY IGNACIO LUNA & SONS

Palaspas

or decorative palm fronds, are part of the Catholic celebration of Palm Sunday in the Philippines, marking the start of Holy Week. They are brought to the Church to be blessed as part of the Palm Sunday mass and waved as the priest enters the Church, in commemoration of Jesus Christ's entry into Jerusalem

Palaspas or Palm Fronds as Amulets?

Published April 3, 2012 by jptan2012

Growing up with a devout Catholic maternal grand mother, I’m quite familiar with how Catholics looks at a Palaspas or Palm Fronds. My Lola would always tell me that a palaspas is what saves us from the devil during Holy Week, because, she explains, this is the time when Christ is at his weakest. Like most superstitious Catholics, my Lola has a lot of beliefs that are technically not espouse by the Church.

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Making Palaspas

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Turn Palms into Meaningful Palm Sunday Symbols and Decorations
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Palm Sunday 2014, Cebu City

CEBU CITY. The blessing of palms on Palm Sunday (April 13) marked the beginning of the Holy Week celebration this year. (Sunnex)

Published on Apr 13, 2014

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Palm Sunday at Quiapo Church, Manila

Millions of faithful have trooped to different Catholic churches in the country today to commemorate Palm Sunday.

In Manila, parishioners filled Quiapo Church to hear the Holy Mass and have palm stalks and leaves they were carrying blessed by the priest and lay ministers.

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Palm Sunday

Traditional Blessing of Palms Procession
Traditional Latin Mass

Parish of Our Lord of the Divine Mercy, Sikatuna, Quezon City

The lakeshore town of Paete in the province of Laguna is famed for its wood carving industry. During the Semana Santa or Holy Week, the spectacular jointed image of the Santo Sepulcro undergoes a unique ritual, the Pagsusuob, that can only be said as a pre-hispanic rite of the dead that is more closely identified now with the mummification rituals of high ranking citizens in some remote areas in the Cordillera region.

by/ Estan Cabigas, a multiawarded blogger and freelance photographer based in Makati City, the Philippines

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Music Suggestions
Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
Suggested Hymns for

Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday

SONGS FOR
PALM SUNDAY, GOOD FRIDAY & EASTER
Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, and Thursday of Mysteries

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Easter Vigil
In the Roman Catholic tradition, the Easter Vigil consists of four parts:
1.The Service of Light
2.The Liturgy of the Word
3.Christian Initiation and the Renewal of Baptismal Vows
4.Holy Eucharist
Easter in the Philippines: 'A celebration of Faith'
Holy Week in the Philippines
Easter in the Philippines

How Filipinos Celebrate Easter

Let's go EASTER EGG HUNTING!

OTHER WAYS OF CELEBRATING EASTER FOR FILIPINOS

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Easter - Fun-filled family activities

Many fun-filled Easter family activities at Boiser's Residence.

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Easter egg hunting

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Mt. Banahaw:

Pilgrim Site Every Holy Week

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Sta. Lucia Falls - The Healing Waters of Mt. Banahaw

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Devotees visits Mount Banahaw

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Mt. Banahaw's Suprema De La Ciudad Mystica De Dios

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Mt. Banahaw is a famous traditional pilgrimage site for the locals and native tourists especially during the Holy Week, when psychic energy is said to be dominating the area. It is also the said place where faith and spiritual healers get their mystic powers during the divine intervention on Holy Week.

Mount Banahaw is one of the active volcanos in the Philippines. The mountain and its environs are considered sacred by the local residents because of its "holy water", which allegedly have beneficial qualities, issuing forth from local springs and its "puwestos, or the "holy sites". Their location having been revealed to a man in the Spanish Era by the "Santo Boses" or the "Holy Voice".

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The Inner Secrets Of Banahaw by Tingting Cojuangco HERE

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"AND WOMAN WILL PREVAIL OVER MAN": SYMBOLIC SEXUAL INVERSION AND COUNTER-HEGEMONIC DISCOURSE IN MT. BANAHAW, The Case of the Ciudad Mistica de Dios by/Floro C. Quibuyen HERE

No to crucifixion – bishops

By CHRISTINA I. HERMOSO
Rituals of Crucifixion Philippine Easter Rituals of Crucifixion

Bloody Filipino Observances for the Atonement of Sins

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The Image of the Last Supper (Huring Pamanggi)

in Semana Santa processions Holy Wednesday, March 31, 2010 and Good Friday, April 02, 2010 along the streets of Ponso, Polangui, Albay.

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Visita Iglesia in the Philippines

History and tradition

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Visita Iglesia, Manila

The Visita Iglesia is a tradition practiced every Maundy Thursday in the Philippines. Traditionally, one would visit 7 churches, to recite, pray and contemplate on the Stations of the Cross, two stations for each church. Some opted to extend this practice to 14 churches, one Station of the Cross for each church. This is usually done during the evening, after the Blessed Sacrament is exposed on the Altar of Repose. However, many people start the Visita Iglesia during the day.
  • Part One - Church of St. Anthony of Padua and Church of Our Lady of Loreto.
  • Part Two - Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat
  • Part Three - Minor Basilica of San Sebastian
  • Part Four - Holy Shrine of the Face of Jesus
  • Part Five - Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene
  • Part Six - Church of Sta Cruz
  • Part Seven - Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz
  • Part Eight - Manila Cathedral
  • Part Nine - Church of San Agustin

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Visita Iglesia, Cebu

Holy Week or sa Latin Hebdomana Sancta o Hebdomana Mayor mao ang semana sa dili pa ang adlaw sa pagkabanhaw sa atong Ginoong Hesus. This week commemorates the passion of Christ. Roman Catholics ilabi na mga Sugbuano naila sab sa pagkarelihiyoso ug kada Holy week, locally known as "Semana Santa" ang mga Sugbuanon nagobsebara gayud aning maong kalihokan. Kay ang Sugbo mao man ang cradle of Christianity, dako kaayo ug bili ang mga simbahan sa Romano Katoliko dinhi sa lalawigan kay dinhi man gitudlo ang doctrine of faith and morals. Published on Apr 11, 2012

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Stations of the Cross

(or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way)

is a series of artistic representations, very often sculptural, depicting Christ Carrying the Cross to his crucifixion in the final hours (or Passion) of Jesus before he died, and the devotions using that series to commemorate the Passion, often moving physically around a set of stations. The vast majority of Roman Catholic churches now contain such a series, typically placed at intervals along the side walls of the nave; in most churches these are small plaques with reliefs or paintings. The tradition as chapel devotion began with St. Francis of Assisi and extended throughout the Roman Catholic Church in the medieval period. It may be done at any time, but is most commonly done during the Season of Lent, especially on Good Friday and on Friday evenings during Lent.

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Stations of the Cross

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Via Crucis - Way of the Cross - Stations of the Cross

Cebu

Via Crucis.. Usa ka kalihukan where people gathered to sacrifice and reflect and meditate the passion of Christ. Published on Apr 11, 2012

Stations of the Cross

with the opening prayer and the prayers for each stations

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Stations of the Cross

Prayers - Tagalog

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PAGSALUBONG sa Tanay

Video of the traditional "Pagsalubong", the meeting of the Risen Christ and his Mother at the Parish of San Ildefonso de Toledo in Tanay, Rizal. The men proceeded from the Church with the image of the Risen Lord, while the women processioned from the corner of Catambay and Austria Sts. in Barangay Magampon. The two processions met at the corner of Cecilio Santos and Santos Jesuitas Sts. in Barangay Wawa. After a ceremony, the combined procession proceeded to the Church after an angel took a black veil from Mother Mary.

The image of the Risen Christ is carried to the Altar for the Easter Sunday first morning Mass.

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Semana Santa Passion of Christ - Pinoy Style - "Sinakulo"-
Performed by Iriga Theater Arts / UNEP
AltaVista Studio
Shot & Edited by Anton Mapa
in his hometown, Baao Camarines, Philippines
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BIZARRE CRUCIFIXION, CEBU

Gilbert Bargayo gets crucified AGAIN in Cebu, Philippines. 6 inch nails in hands and feet secure him to a Philippine hardwood cross. He makes a 6 mile journey through the town in 95f heat to the crucifixion site, stopping at the 14 stations of the cross. The cross weight 280 pounds.
Once he fell asleep nailed to the cross because he was so exhausted!

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REAL CRUCIFIXION - BLOODY EASTER TRADITION IN PHILIPPINES
Salubong: an easter dawn celebration

("Sugat" in Cebuano)

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Salubong Salubong

("Sugat" in Cebuano)

One of the Easter practices unique to the Philippines and other countries influenced by Spanish conquistadores is the celebration of the salubong. The word salubong refers to the act of meeting someone who is arriving. As the word connotes, the celebration is a reenactment of the first meeting of Christ and his mother, Mary.

in the article also recipe for: Lumpiang Ubod, the one dish that really deserves to be in every Filipino Easter fiesta

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Easter Sunday Jubilation - Salubong

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Easter Sunday - Salubong

Easter Morning in San Remigio, Cebu - Procession arrives the church

 

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Easter Vigil: Papuri Sa Diyos - Tagalog for Glory to God in the Highest

This is the Roman Catholic 'Gloria' sung in Tagalog whose tune was composed by Philippine composer E. P. Hontiveros. The Choir singing is from Cavite City and this was the Gloria on Easter Vigil which proceded the seventh reading (Ezekiel) and preceded the Epistle (Romans). This was performed on the recently restored (2006) Pels & Sons four-manual pipe organ of 104 ranks at the Manila Cathedral, Basilica Minor of the Immaculate Conception, Intramuros, Manila. This is the largest pipe organ in all of Southeast Asia.

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Hannah Stutz Singing "The Angel Song" on Easter Sunday

I sang this song on Easter Sunday 2011. Enjoy! and God Bless!

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Last Supper woodcarving

housed at Paulino family chapel in Ponso, Polangui, Albay.

This marvelous sculptural work is an obra maestra of master carver Justino 'Paloy' Cagayat Jr. of Paete, Laguna.

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Easter 2011 at the Annunciation Orthodox Church in Paranaque, Manila

Video taken during the 2011 Easter Paschal Vigil at the Annunciation of the Theotokos Orthodox Cathedral in Sucat, Paranaque, Manila, Philippines. The concelebrating Orthodox priests are the Reverend Father Nikitas Mellios, Episcopal Vicar of the Philippine Exarchate and Father James Doronela, parish priest of the Annunciation Orthodox Church.

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Crafts - Making of Philippine Relicarios. Miniature Paintings by Gregory Halili

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The images are inspired by the saints of Semana Santa or Holy Week.

Miniature watercolors paintings on vintage, pre-ban ivory and mother-of-pearl, encased in genuine Philippine antique reliquary and brooches. The artworks are created between 2005 and 2011.

Mythology about "The Holy Week"

Pandora: The Wawa Dam lady

 and the Wawa Dam has claimed the lives of over 40 people starting 2007 according to a local. An engkanto named, Pandora was the reason behind the deaths.

Every holy week, almost 15 to 16 people died in the dam

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Why does Pandora lure young men into the depths of the Wawa River?

The elders near Wawa River warn young men of Pandora, a nymph said to be luring young men into the river and drowning them. Is there a reason behind Pandora's affairs? (Date aired: October 24, 2014) Published on Oct 29, 2014

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Ascension of Jesus - Ascension Day

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The Ascension of Jesus is the Christian teaching found in the New Testament when the resurrected Jesus was taken up to heaven in his resurrected body, in the presence of eleven of his Apostles, occurring 40 days after the resurrection.

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His Excellency, Archbishop Angel N. Lagdameo of the Archdiocese of Jaro, Iloilo returns for this weeks Gospel, Mark 16: 15-20 and reflects on the solemnity of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Whitsun - Pentecost

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Pentecost is one of the prominent feasts in the Christian liturgical year. The feast is also called Whitsun, Whitsunday, Whit Sunday, and Whitsuntide

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Vigil of the Pentecost and Whitsunday
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Whitsun - Pentecost Sunday

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Whitsuntide parade

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Pilgrim sites - Etc.

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Mount Banahaw Mount Banahaw

The Power Mountain - From Ritualism to Spirituality

by/Vitaliano R. Gorospe, S.J.

MOUNT BANAHAW, QUEZON

Water is flowing again within Mount Banahaw, noted someone who intends to visit the

"Holy Mountain" on Holy Week.

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Mt. Banahaw: The Mystic Mountain and Pilgrim Site Every Holy Week

Mt. Banahaw is a famous traditional pilgrimage site for the locals and native tourists especially during the Holy Week, when psychic energy is said to be dominating the area. It is also the said place where faith and spiritual healers get their mystic powers during the divine intervention on Holy Week.

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Mt. Banahaw:

Pilgrim Site Every Holy Week

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Sta. Lucia Falls - The Healing Waters of Mt. Banahaw

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Devotees visits Mount Banahaw

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Mt. Banahaw's Suprema De La Ciudad Mystica De Dios

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Mt. Banahaw is a famous traditional pilgrimage site for the locals and native tourists especially during the Holy Week, when psychic energy is said to be dominating the area. It is also the said place where faith and spiritual healers get their mystic powers during the divine intervention on Holy Week.

Mount Banahaw is one of the active volcanos in the Philippines. The mountain and its environs are considered sacred by the local residents because of its "holy water", which allegedly have beneficial qualities, issuing forth from local springs and its "puwestos, or the "holy sites". Their location having been revealed to a man in the Spanish Era by the "Santo Boses" or the "Holy Voice".

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The Inner Secrets Of Banahaw by Tingting Cojuangco HERE

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"AND WOMAN WILL PREVAIL OVER MAN": SYMBOLIC SEXUAL INVERSION AND COUNTER-HEGEMONIC DISCOURSE IN MT. BANAHAW, The Case of the Ciudad Mistica de Dios by/Floro C. Quibuyen HERE

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Undas - All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day

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Undas etiquette: Do's and don'ts in the cemetery

Aside from you and your family, there are others who will also also pay respect to their departed loved ones. Know how to act properly in the cemetery with these reminders from Unang Hirit. Published on Oct 27, 2014

A special non-working holiday A special non-working holiday

that gives “full opportunity to our people to properly observe [All Saints’ Day] with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions of the country.”

Philippine Proclamation No. 265

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All About All Souls Day

All Souls Day History, Information, Prayers, Resources, Traditions, & More

Undas - All Saints' Day

also known as Todos los Santos, Araw ng mga Patay

Meaning of Undas for Filipinos

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Catholic Online Reflection on All Saints Day and All Souls Day

Here is a translation of the address Pope Benedict XVI gave the solemnity of All Saints, when praying the Angelus from the window of his study. He spoke to the thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square.

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Pedro Calungsod Sainthood Adds Meaning To All Saints’ Day

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Undas Online

Viewpoint: All Saints Day - All Souls Day

This site is being maintained by the Media Office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.

This project has materialized with the following in mind:

  • a) Filipinos who are homebound and have no way of visiting the cemeteries
  • b) Filipinos who are far from their love-ones, such as those in other countries
  • c) Filipinos who are seafarers.

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All Soul's Day Special
  • Catholics make way for the All Soul's Day
  • In a Muslim's way
  • Notions and Beliefs of other Sects
  • Chinese Customs on the All Soul's Day

By: Karen A. de la Trinidad
Technical Writer, camarinessur.gov.ph

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All Saints' Day in PHIL a generally festive affair (Feature)

By Honor Blanco Cabie, October 3, 2012

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Undas Celebration

Undas Celebration - Bacao I Gen. Trias, Cavite Philippines (3 videos)

All Saints Day, Sta. Monica Parish, Minalin, Pampanga

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Filipinoes Flock to Cemeteries on All Saints Day

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Sagada Panag-apoy ritual

Every first day of November, Sagadians gather at the cemetery to remember their departed loved ones. But instead of lighting traditional candles, they use woods of old pine trees locally called “saeng“, a flammable wood from old pine trees, to create bonfires on the graves previously blessed by a priest, on the tombs of their deceased loved ones. They call it “panag-apoy”, a tradition long been practiced in Sagada, Mountain Province.

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Sagada Panag-apoy ritual

from preparation week to the evening NOV 1.

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Undas (All Saints and All Souls Day)

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Christmas (Pasko) Approaches in the Philippines;

But First, Undas!

The Day of the Dead Celebrated November 1 in Typical Pinoy Style

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November 1 Tradition in The Philippines
Day of the Dead: A Filipino Catholic Tradition

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All Soul's Day Special
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  • Chinese Customs on the All Soul's Day

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All Souls Day Traditions of the Chinese-Filipinos.

An interview with a Chinese-Filipino family on November 1, 2010 about their old traditions during All Souls Day. Shot at Manila Chinese Cemetery, Philippines

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November 1, 2010 at Chinese Cemetery, Davao

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Gifts for different traditions

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