I don’t know about you, but Christmas is always something that I look forward to every year. Yup, even if I’m already 30 years old. It’s easy to think of reasons why I love the Yuletide season, and one of them is that when I was young, my parents showered me with gifts. And even in school, we did exchanged some gifts with our classmates and teachers.
But aside from presents, I enjoy hanging out with family and friends. In the Philippines, we gather during this time for “family reunions.” That means our family and relatives would come home from other parts of the globe to share the holidays with us. It’s always a happy sight everytime your family members are complete.
And then there’s the events. People who don’t normally go to church would wake up early for early masses called “misa de gallo.” The masses start on the 16th of December and ends on the 24th. They say that if you complete these masses, make a wish and it will definitely be granted to you.
And the food is overwhelming! Folks who don’t cook that much on ordinary days would pile up on their Christmas groceries and cook the festivities away! I love, love, love those dishes!