It’s barely 16 days more to go before Christmas and while people are “busy making gifts and buying special gifts” this roadside trader along Taft Avenue corner Libertad Street Pasay City wishes too her colorful lanterns on sale find a home to display on and radiate the spirit of Christmas to everyone.
Lanterns symbolize the star that guided the Three Kings into the manger where the child Jesus was born in Bethlehem, a barangay in Jerusalem.
Hence, Christmas has become an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25, as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.
Last Sunday, 08 December 2019, marked the second week of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide. (Mike Taboy/Benjie Cuaresma/IAMIGO/CNS)