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Once Upon a Filipino Christmas

This year, let the Admiral tell you the homegrown tales of our stark roots and vibrant Filipino culture with Once Upon a Filipino Christmas.



The Filipino Christmas is truly a celebration like no other. From the moment we flip the calendar to September, you can already breathe in the cold breeze along with holiday bells and nostalgic Christmas carols. The decadent aroma from the steaming Puto Bumbong and Bibingka – a staple Filipino delicacy – gives you a blissful sense of the festive season in nearby churches and towns.


Christmas in the Philippines glistens in bright colors from the star-shaped lantern called Parol which is usually made of recycled material, wood, paper, or Capiz. This remarkable piece is the go-to decoration you can find in every nook and cranny of a Filipino household.



Misa de Gallo known as Simbang Gabi is the most awaited moment to ring on Christmas Day. Simbang Gabi consists of nine (9) masses starting 15th of December.


A memorable Christmas will never be complete without the sumptuous feast shared with the laughter and joy of family in Noche Buena. The children are also geeking with excitement as the clock ticks to twelve o’clock to open their presents.


Lastly, the genuine essence of the holiday in the Philippines comes in little ways as the adorning get-together of every family toasting for love, hope, gratitude, and prosperity.




Merry Christmas!


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