Why do Filipinos love to celebrate Christmas? - Deepstash

The holiday season is widely celebrated in the Philippines.

In the last decade alone, expectations of a happy Christmas have increased by more than 10%, with 64% of Filipinos saying they exp...

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Why do Filipinos love to celebrate Christmas?

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1. FESTIVALS, FAMILIES, TRADITIONS

- because its regarded as a festival. There is already the expectation of celebration that sets it apart from other days/seasons of the yea...

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- the traditions and the religious practices that mark the season are also what gives Filipinos a sense of ownership of Christmas (Sapitula)

- Christmas is widel...

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2. WIDE COMMERCIALIZATION & GIFT-GIVING

Christmas is a happy time of the year because of its commercialization and practice of gift-giving

"The joy of the family is...

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“I think more Filipinos are getting richer, so they are expecting a happier Christmas…Purchasing power does not technically kill cultural expectations – it stays there, and I think part of the...

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For Sapitula and Cornelio, the two dimensions are intertwined.  

“They mutually reinforce each other. They’re always connected because there are always commercial implications of re...

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3. ITS A SEASON THAT ALLOWS FILIPINOS TO SEE THE GOOD THINGS

For Cornelio, this has allowed Christmas to become universally celebrated, regardless of its religious essence.

With the cha...

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Filipinos are a tight-knit bunch. They use any occasion as an excuse to get together and celebrate. The biggest, most important celebration of the year is of course Christmas. It’s such a big ...

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4. KARAOKE

Filipinos love to sing, and the exis...

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