MANILA, Philippines — Christmas in the Philippines is rich in customs and traditions. And the celebration here won’t be complete without the country’s own version of “12 days of Christmas”, only this one is the nine-day dawn mass from December 16-24.
This Monday marks the first day of those nine days, traditionally known as “Simbang Gabi”.
As a service to our readers, especially to our Overseas Filipino Workers, INQUIRER.net will do a livestream of the dawn masses.
Now on its second year, the livestream is part of INQUIRER.net’s annual “Paskong Pinoy”.
This year, INQUIRER.net will feature Parish of Our Lady of the Abandoned Church in Sta. Ana, Manila. The mass starts at 4:30 a.m.(Philippine time). A video of the mass will also be posted on our “Paskong Pinoy“ site.
Apart from the dawn masses, INQUIRER.net will also feature other customs associated with “Simbang Gabi” and “Paskong Pinoy”.
Log on to www.inquirer.net for that virtual experience.