Make a wish through Novena
Here the Christmas celebration takes off from December 16th. In the morning the folk gathers in the church for Misa de Gallo in Spanish or Simbang Gabi in Filipino. Those Catholics who are strictly the follower of the religion gather in the church from as early as 4 am to attend these prayers.
Savor Bibingka and Puto
|Bibingka and Puto|
After offering prayers to the god, people start celebrating Christmas on the island by decorating their shops, restaurants, bars, stores and houses. You will come across many hotels and small shops on the roadside that sell the special food items during the days of the festival. The most loved special food on the island is bibingka and puto. Elsewhere, in the Philippines the combination of these foods is set with salabat or ginger tea but it is hard to find these items here in this island so the natives serve the food with coffee, instant or brewed.
Exotic Night Parties
Don’t miss the parol among the other lights and lamps as they are the traditional lamps of the Philippines. You will see the most exotic parties on this beach which will be full of dance, music and energy. Along with that the beautiful resorts and restaurants carry their own special menu for the Christmas where you will get the chance to taste some of the best delicacies.
So, enjoy the most unique celebration of Christmas on this island.