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Parishioners of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Malolos sing the parts of Joseph and Mary as they search for a suitable place for Mary to give birth to Jesus.
Monday, December 25, 2017

The Nativity of Jesus is certainly one of the most important Christian feasts of the year. Christmas pageants, crèche scenes, Mass and special meals have a significant place in the celebration in many countries. Still, Catholics in different cultures, usually on the basis of very long-standing traditions, are fairly diverse in the emphasis they place on various liturgical feasts celebrating the incarnation, and in the particular ways they celebrate these days. Globalization is bringing Christmas trees, Santa Claus, Christmas presents and snowman images all over the world, but these are not indigenous to most Catholics’ practice. Many older practices still endure as major religious, social and cultural events. 

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