Christmas in the Philippines is pretty much different compared to other countries. While some countries celebrate it with only three dominant colors namely, red, gold and green, Philippines celebrates Pasko with a myriad of colors!
|Pasko Fiesta at People's Park|
Just recently in People's Park, Davao City, the local government officially launched the Pasko Fiesta sa Dabaw where Davaoeños, as well as visitors, can enjoy several Christmas events that will happen in the city for the whole month of December.
Pasko Fiesta sa Davao is an integration of festive and competitive Christmas activities showcasing colorful lightings and array of decorations in barangays, public parks, roads and buildings and a series of competitive performances showcasing the community’s creativity and talents while keeping alive Christmas traditions. It also features a series of competitive performances in various communities showcasing their creativity and artistic skills. During this season, the city pulsates with exciting sights and sounds, barraged with mall sales, bazaars, food festivals, and night markets filled with wholesome entertainment day and night for the entire month of December.
|City councilors and officials|
|Mutya ng Dabaw ladies|
The grand opening of Pasko Fiesta was led by the Duaw Davao Festival Foundation, Inc. President, Gene Bangayan. She stressed that being good and helpful to others should not just exist during Yuletide season but also to the rest of the year. Christmas is also a time when people should give thanks to the Lord for the bountiful blessings that we have received for the past months.
|Gene Bangayan, President of Duaw Davao Festival Foundation, Inc.|
Viewers were also entertained by the performances of several dance groups which portrayed how Davaoeños celebrate Christmas.
|The voice behind "Haya-haaaaaaay"|
After the entertaining presentation, Mayor Inday Sara Duterte formally launched Pasko Fiesta sa Dabaw!
Click here to view the Calendar of Pasko Fiesta Events.
What a great way to celebrate Christmas here in Davao!