Philippines Christmas Traditions
The Christmas celebrations continue to the First Sunday in January when Epiphany or the Feast of the Three Kings is celebrated. In the Philippines the early masses held before Christmas are called the 'Misa de Gallo' or 'Simbang Gabi' in Filipino. Most Filipinos are Christians with about 80% of people being Catholics.
Filipino families begin to hang up parols, or five-pointed star lanterns, as early as September to decorate their windows or doorways for the Christmas season.