Pasig Paskotitap, Christmas Lights and Float Parade
The Philippines knows how to party and Christmas is no exception. The 'Ber months (SeptemBER, OctoBer, NovemBer, DecemBer) kick off the four month holiday season. Each year I learn a new way the Philippines celebrates Christmas and last year was no exception.
Being slightly annoyed by the abundance of tarpaulin traffic announcements my interest was piqued as the cautions were due to holiday celebrations. There was the tree lighting ceremony, Christmas gatherings at SM Hypermarket and the Paskotitap Parade. I consulted the Google about the float parade and was immediately sold by the epic displays of floats and intense costumes. I had always wanted to attend a festival in the Philippines but hadn't yet. Paskotitap is definitely not even in the same realm as province festivals but much preferred by my palate. I could walk there and eat Potato Corner while enjoying the five minute parade with my family, a victory all the way around! This was also the event that taught me the phrase, "Picture daw?"
Here are the photos I took last year during the hustle and bustle of preparing for the parade later that evening. The colors, details and hours of work involved was remarkable! The event this year will begin on Frontera Drive on December 10 at 6pm and proceed a specific route through Pasig. I will definitely be there with my crazies and Potato Corner.
The Peter Pan parade and crew
Honestly guys, I can't remember what they were from
Tip with her float from the movie 'Home'
A Snow Queen
Sofia The First At Dusk
The Incredibles float ready to go
Here we are with the cast of Alice In Wonderland
Don't miss it! I will be there, will I see you there?
December 10, 2017 6pm
Christmas Lights Sounds