Hey everyone! It’s day 8! There’s a loooong time to go before December ends so if you want to jump in for this challenge, check out the original at Scale Simple.
- Include the photo below in each blog post
- You may start at any point in December
- Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
- Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
- Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
- Have fun!
DAY 08: Share a local Christmas tradition in your town or country
Aside from the whole nation going to Church for Misa de Gallo, here in Iloilo (specifically in the town of Jaro) there is a town fair at the local plaza. It would start by mid-November and would end by the 2nd of February wherein the town would celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Candles.
The plaza seems to be divided into 3 parts:
- The center would be full of typical fair stuff such as games, food stalls, rides, etc.
- On one side would be a bazaar of sorts. In the Philippines, it’s called ukay-ukay (oo-KAI oo-KAI). I don’t think there is an English word for ukay-ukay. It basically is searching through digging through stuff. There would be rows and rows of stalls selling VERY cheap imported clothing, bed sheets, curtains, lingerie, and bags. These are usually relief stuff from other countries. All of these are piled on one large table and you have to dig through the pile for something you like. Some items are hanged above the stalls but these are the more “expensive” stuff. I think this sort of thing is equivalent to a thrift shop in the US.
- The remaining 1/3 would be the garden show wherein people who are into horticulture would sell them to other garden enthusiast such my mum. I remember buying several potted herbs for our garden.
Admission is free from November to mid- December, i think. After that there is an entrance fee of just Php20.oo. The garden show, however, has no admission fee.
Apart from this, the city would hold a fireworks display at the city’s Capitol grounds around the 3rd week of December. One of the huge malls here would also hold a fireworks display at around that time.
How about your city? What Christmas traditions do your town/city have?
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