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How did Santa Claus help the poor in the Philippines?

What is the origin of Christmas in the Philippines?

  • (Christianity became widely known in The Philippines in the 1500s when missionaries from countries like Portugal and Spain traveled to the area.) So people in the Philippines have Santa Claus (or 'Santa Klaus'), Christmas trees, Christmas cards and Christmas carols from western countries!

How many barangays are there in Santa Santa?

  • Santa is politically subdivided into 26 barangays. Pop. In the 2020 census, Santa had a population of 14,992. The population density was 140 inhabitants per square kilometre (360/sq mi). The Banaoang Gap is a water gap about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) long formed by the Abra River by cutting three consecutive tall mountain ridges in the Ilocos Range.

When is the last Mass in the Philippines before Christmas?

  • The last mass is on Christmas day. The Christmas celebrations continue to the First Sunday in January when Epiphany or the Feast of the Three Kings is celebrated. In the Philippines the early masses held before Christmas are called the 'Misa de Gallo' or 'Simbang Gabi' in Filipino.

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