It’s December and it’s not just the cold temperature and shorter days, but almost everywhere in the Philippines, you will almost, always stumble upon something that will remind you of the festive season: Christmas carols on radio, decors in many buildings, malls and houses, vendors selling lanterns and Christmas stuff and all these mall sales, gift packs and Christmas party reminders. Yes, Filipinos are serious about Christmas, and it’s a fact that once the ‘ber months come in, starting September, be sure to expect that preparations are a swing.
These post are all about images that I’ve taken while traveling around the country during the Christmas season. From shooting a star lantern at the belfry of Nagcarlan Church in Laguna, to vendors in the cities of Makati and Cebu, to the plaza setups in Laoag City to firecracker stalls, its here, culled from my photo archive spanning 11 years! Not exhaustive as I want it to be but 10 photos to set you in the mood.