Mano Po, Ninong

Ninong is the Tagalog word for “godfather” and Ninang means “godmother.”

It is a tradition for Filipino children to kiss or touch to their forehead the hand of an old person they meet. This is called mano, from the Spanish word for “hand.” When done to their godfather or godmother, kids expect a monetary gift, especially during Christmas.

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Kampana ng Simbahan

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Noche Buena (Kay Sigla ng Gabi)

This is a very lively Christmas song about the Noche Buena dinner that Filipinos look forward to on Christmas Eve.

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Sana Ngayong Pasko

Sana Ngayong Pasko means “I Hope This Christmas…”

This song is known by its first line: Pasko Na Naman (It’s Christmas Again), which also happens to be strongly associated with another holiday song.

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Paskong Anong Saya

The title of this Tagalog song Paskong Anong Saya can be translated into English as “Such a Fun Christmas.”

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Himig Ng Pasko

Himig ng Pasko means ‘Christmas Melody’ (the sound of Christmas)

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Misa de Gallo

Misa de Gallo is Spanish for “Rooster Mass.” This Christmas song in Tagalog is about the Philippine tradition during the holiday season when Filipinos go to church to attend mass very early in the morning, before dawn.

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Sa Paskong Darating

The title of this lively Christmas song can be translated into English as “This Coming Christmas.”‘

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