Christmas in the Philippines
The Philippines is a Christian dominant country. It celebrates Christmas probably the longest in the world. The holiday celebration starts in the first day of September where Christmas songs are already played in radio stations. Homes, offices, and other establishments are starting to be decorated.
Evening masses which starts December 16 and ends on the midnight of December 24 are well attended by Filipino families.
Various native delicacies like rice cakes are part of the Christmas season. These are eaten with coffee or hot chocolate. Most native delicacies are made of glutinous rice which is believe to make family ties more cohesive.
Family reunion is also part of the Christmas season in the country. Family members who are working in the city or even overseas find time to go home in the province to celebrate the holiday with the relatives and friends.