In the Philippines, September 1 signifies the start of “ber” months or months ending in “ber”. If ever you are in the Philippines or if you know someone who is Filipino, do not be surprised if you will now start to see Christmas greetings on Facebook as early as September 1st. Some Filipinos put up their Christmas trees and decors. Radio stations will start playing Christmas songs. People will start doing countdowns til Christmas. People will start to buy Christmas gifts. Streets are lit up with lanterns. Kids will start to behave so they can receive a gift from Santa.. And gifts too from their “ninangs” and “ninongs” (godfathers and godmothers).
I really miss spending Christmas back home.
I still feel a little homesick sometimes.
“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned”. – Maya AngelouAdvertisements