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Christmas in the Philippines Part 2: Brace yourselves for CAR-MAGEDDON!!

For every upside, there’s almost alwaysย a downside. And I have to be honest, being the country with the longest Christmas season in the world — and residingย in the Manila — is that it has a really huge trade-off: CHRISTMAS TRAFFIC.

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Christmas in the Philippines Part 1: The -ber months

ONCE THE -BER MONTHS COME A-KNOCKIN’…

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“January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, Sep… CHRISTMAS TIIIIIIIIIME!!!”

Our Christmas starts on the very first month that ends with the syllable -ber. I’m not kidding. The Christmas decors and, sometimes, the carols start as early as September. Walk into our local department store and I swear to you, Christmas songs will be playing in the background while you shop!

It doesn’t stop after December 25 though,

Keep holding your breath…

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Preparing for Christmas in the Philippines: Just how LOOOONG is our holiday?!

Ok, so without consulting your trusty Mr. Google, do you really know the number of days Filipinos celebrate Christmas??

<Insert your answer here. Yep, yours.>

It’s been said that the Philippines has been recognised as the country with the longest Christmas season in the world! Not only that, how Filipinos celebrate the entire season is also one of the most unique in the world in terms of grandeur!

I grew up in this country for almost 30 years now, so I can personally narrate to you what makes celebrating one of the most fun, most anticipated and busiest time of the year uniquely Filipino… and in my case, Filipino-Chinese. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m writing a few of my thoughts in separate blog entries. Let me show you in my next few posts in the coming days. ๐Ÿ™‚

Gorgeous Christmas decors at The Peninsula Manila!

It is definitely not a good idea to start a blog entry saying that I did not like Christmas, but unfortunately, it’s true. Because of my experiences in the past, I was never a fan of Christmas until my then-boyfriend (now-fiance) slowly opened my eyes to the beauty of the Christmas season. I now anticipate it every year… And in different places!

Sharing you the gorgeous Christmas decors of The Peninsula Manila in Makati City ๐Ÿ™‚

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