Wednesday, December 24, 2008

W is for Wreaths and Warm Wishes!

Christmas is finally here! The wreath at home is now completely lit! As Catholics, we celebrate the Four Sundays of Advent to prepare ourselves for the birth of Jesus. Each Sunday, we light one candle to symbolize the Light of Jesus Christ. One candle would mean one Sunday. As Christmas Day draws near, more candles are lit.

So this is how our advent wreath looks like today:

It's pretty tiny but it sure has represented Christmas for us. Simple and meaningful... with Christ in it!

So what did you Wish for this Christmas?

Back in the Philippines, it has been a tradition to attend the Misa de Gallo, a 9-day Midnight Mass which is celebrated at dawn. It is believed by most that if you are steadfast and sincere in your participation in the Misa de Gallo and you complete them, your Christmas WISH will come true! Whew, I miss hearing this special mass with family!

Original Photo by Jerard

Original Photo by Jerard

So this is Christmas in the Philippines. Churches are overflowing with people!
The famous Quaipo Church in Manila all lit up for the Misa de Gallo.
Original Photo by Mark Joseph.

It's even more exciting after the mass because there are lots of kakanin (rice delicacies) on sale!

Original Photo by Mark Joseph.

Happy Holidays everyone! May your every WISH come true this Christmas!

Wishing you the Warmth and Joy that Christmas brings.

More ABC Wednesday posts can be found here and here.


Antigoni said...

Excellent post! Merry Christmas.

BearNaked said...

Seasons greetings from my blog to your blog.

Bear((( )))

Dragonstar said...


Although I am very late, I’d like to offer Seasonal good wishes on behalf of the Team.

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