12.16.2005

SA PASKONG PINOY PA RIN AKO





    Christmas in New Zealand

    In New Zealand Christmas is combined with summer holidays, so as well as present-buying and parties, families are preparing for trips to the beach. Shops are decorated with Father Christmas in his red cloak and white beard, as well as snow scenes.

    The New Zealand traditions of Christmas have mostly come through the English settlers who began arriving their in the late 18th Century. In the last 20 or 30 years the persona of Father Christmas had changed and he is referred to as Santa Claus and has become much more like the Santa of the United States and Ireland. As well people have been forced to change as a result of the Maori culture. The spirits and creatures of the Maori culture resemble the elves and gnomes of European Christmas traditions.

    They celebrate the story of the birth of Jesus Christ with a special service, which is appropriate to New Zealanders way of life as they had no motels, and they have many shepherds who take care of their flocks, in doing so they can see the true meaning of Christmas.

    In New Zealand the traditional Christmas dinner is roast turkey with vegetables and sauces. For dessert it is rich, fruity Christmas pudding with brandy sauce. Mince pies, pastry cases filled with a mixture of chopped dried fruit.

    IBALIK NINYO AKO SA PILIPINAS! GUSTO KO NG MAG-SIMBANG GABI AT KUMAIN NG PUTO BUMBONG, BIBINGKA AT UMINOM NG SALABAT. GUSTO KONG MAKAKITA NG PAROL AT MAKARINIG NG WALANG TIGIL NA TUGTUGAN NG MGA CHRISTMAS CAROL AT MAKUKULIT NA MGA NANGANGAROLING.

10 comments:

Ghie said...

Pirs unor pow ako, hheheheheeh. Ganda naman ng picture. Tama po kayo Mang Atoy iba pa rin ang pasko sa atin, nami-miss ko na yung mga bata na nangangaroling, ang mag simbang gabi at ang bibingka. Iba pa rin ang pasko sa Pinas.

Merry Christmas!!

atoy said...

ghie,
gold medal! sa yong article first din ako. saan ka ba sa u.s. mukhang ang time zone natin ay magkatugma. 9:24 na dito ngayon ng gabi Friday Dec 16. siguro sa inyo umaga o kung hindi man gabi ng Thursday.
IBA TALAGA PASKO SA ATIN. kahit minuminuto ang nangangaroling feel na feel mo na pasko na.

Ghie said...

Mang Atoy, gold medal ka rin sa akin, heheheh. Nandito po ako ngayon sa Michigan, oras dito sa amin ngayon is 3:40 ng umaga ng Friday, gising pa rin ako, hehehe.

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Raquel said...

Mang Atoy, thank you for sharing this info. Hay turkey na naman kahit saan. Sa pinas pa yan litson mamoy.

Ganda talaga ng view nyo jan. Yan ba sala nyo...bunganots, ang linis. Para kanino ba yang mga regalo jan, may laman ba yan or dekurasyon lang, hehehe.

Ethel said...

mangtoy, ganda talaga jan :)
miz ko rin ang pinas!
cge sibat muna akow, dami ko pang linisin dito :)

Ako pala ang pirst onor dito :)
Happy weekend mangtoy!

JO said...

hi atoy, napaka peaceful naman diyan...

rachel said...

hi kuya atoys! ganda naman ng views dyan, sana ganyan kaganda d2... pero kahit ganon maganda pa rn ang view na kasama ang kapamilya ta kamag-anak kapag Pasko.. naunsyami ang Pasko ko huhuhu... gudto ko rin magsimbang-gabi... :D

Ethel said...

Hahaha..ano yon mangtoy abused husband :) ow ano ngayon mangtoy magprotesta ka din :) tama ka kahit gusot ang damit hwag lang ang mukha haha..kaya tawa ako ng tawa dine para naman walang wrinkles na tutbo :)

evi said...

your pad is so cool. i'm mesmerized. grabe!

nakita ko sa kabilang site pero can't comment kasi i don't have a blogspot account. kaya dito na lang.