The Department of tourism recently posted a video on youtube regarding the 15 reasons why you should visit the Philippines in 2015. One of those reasons really caught my attention, and since it is just around the corner maybe i should emphasize this. Number 15 of the reasons to visit the Philippines in 2015 is that we get to celebrate the most wonderful day of the year for four months starting September. You know what that is of course! It’s Christmas Day!
In Baguio City this is most special because we really do feel the Christmas season and yes we do celebrate it starting September with a full swing of the celebration starting December through the Silahis ng Pasko and Lantern Parades. Baguio residents and even tourists would always look forward to these events aside from the Panagbenga Festival. Every December 1 the Silahis ng Pasko parade is observed in the City through a parade in the morning, where marching bands walk down session road wearing their Christmas costume. But the highlight is always in the evening during Saint Louis University’s Lantern Parade which coincides also with Baguio City’s lighting of the the Christmas Tree Ceremony.
Hopefully the DOT will also include more of Baguio City in their next videos but for now here is the video and yes these 15 are reasons enough to visit the Philippines in 2015.