- Posted August 31, 2013 by
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Welcome the “ber” months!
Do you smell Christmas in the air? Welcome the “ber” months!
The start of September also means that Christmas is just around the corner as the world’s longest Christmas season unfolds in the Philippines.
Never mind if the whole country just got shaken by the pork barrel scam, the Filipinos’ enduring spirit could never be shut down.
The Filipinos are known for celebrating the longest Christmas season in the world starting September 1 and ending in January 6 (Feast of the Three Kings).
Today, radio programs begin playing holiday tunes. It can’t be denied that Christmas songs can help lift our moods. While songs may mention of white Christmas, snow and sleds, Christmas has gone beyond a changing of seasons. And the thought of Christmas decor and Christmas bonus make the “Ber” months more exciting!
Now that the “Ber” month is finally upon us, the mornings are expected to get colder in the coming days.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Note: As you read this piece, I already sent my Christmas greetings to my high school classmate Elaine Joy Auza. We have had our contest of “Who Can Greet First Merry Christmas on September 1” since we’re in high school. As expected, I won for the nth time!