Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Richness of Philippines Culture- Mellow Yellow Monday, Blue Monday and Ruby Tuesday

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Just last week many Filipinos devoted themselves to the celebrations they inherited from  Spanish heritage. Catholicism is one of the most important among this heritage and it influenced Filipino's  tradition and culture.

The Santo Niño celebration is one of the most common celebration that depicts the blended  Ancient Filipino culture and Spanish influence. According to history Magellan's troop presented this "Niño"  to Raha Humabon and Reyna Maria as a token  for their hospitality that made Magellan's troop penetrate the island of Cebu. This couple was then baptized and known to be the first Roman Catholic Filipino during Magellan's expedition.

Today, many Filipinos especially Cebuanos ( people of Cebu Philippines) still commemorate the event every 2nd week of January. The highlight of their celebration is the street dancing which is known as "Sinulog". Colorful clothes and props are used to display the richness of their  tradition.

But, a childish question popped out in my mind.. Why is it many people even the government spend lavishly for  events like this while many are hungry and have not eaten a meal.


Colorful Props during " Sinulog"
This is posted for Mellow Yellow Monday, Blue Monday, and Ruby Tuesday! For more posts of MYM, BM, and RT just link here!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My ( Come back) Thursday Theme Song-

You Are My Sunshine

      This is my Niece Sophia  she was born last November 17, 2009. She is the sunshine of the family now. I introduce her parents in my blog.

You Are My Sunshine
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You'll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don't take my sunshine away