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Why Filipinos Love Christmas

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

- Christmas is widely celebrated as a time for family. Even OFWs who live and work overseas come home to the Philippines for the holidays

- Christmas is very cultural too. Itd a time when families are reunited. Christmas is not just about the birth of a child as much as it is about the family itself,” (Cornelio)

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2. WIDE COMMERCIALIZATION & GIFT-GIVING

For Sapitula and Cornelio, the two dimensions are intertwined.  

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

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 deal that preparations begin several weeks, if not months, prior. 

“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 reason why people are looking forward to it is they have the means to fully abide by cultural expec...

1. FESTIVALS, FAMILIES, TRADITIONS

The holiday season is widely celebrated in the Philippines.

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