Christmas Vocabulary

The Tagalog word for Christmas is Pasko.


maligaya
joyful, happy

Maligayang...
Merry...

Pasko
Christmas

Maligayang Pasko!
Merry Christmas!

Bisperas ng Pasko
Christmas Eve

regalo
gift

pamasko
Christmas gift

aginaldo / aguinaldo
money received as Christmas gift

bituin
star

kandila
candle

parol
Christmas lantern, usually star-shaped

belen
creche (Nativity scene)

dekorasyon
decoration

keso de bola
ball of cheese, traditional Christmas food

lechon
roast pig

kasama ang buong pamilya
with the whole family