Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Misa de Gallo

It was already a tradition for every Christians to attened "Simbang Gabi" But what is really Simbang Gabi? What is the significant of it for every Filipino Christians?

One of the greatest gifts that the Spanish people imparted during colonization to the Philippines was the bringing of Catholic Faith. It has rooted the life and culture of the people the Catholic beliefs and practices, one of which is the "Misa de Gallo or Simbang Gabi. It is the integral part of the Christmas celebration of every Filipino Christians. It refers to the tradition of celebrating Mass during the early dawn on each of the nine days before Christmas. The mass starts at 4:00 am., and begins on the 16th of December and ends on the 24th of December which is the midnight mass.

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