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Monthly Convocations

Merry Month of December   

         In the Philippines when ber months come, it is the start of a long Christmas celebration. People start decorating the streets and houses with different lanterns. You can hear Christmas songs over the radio and when November enters, children roam around at night singing Christmas carols. But if we are to base it in history, Christmas celebration in the Philippines begins on the 16th of December and ends on the first Sunday of January which the Feast of Epiphany ( The Three Kings ). It is quite different from other countries of the world it is the longest of the Philippine festivities stretching for over 3 weeks. This makes the Filipino Christmas celebration one of the longest Christmas season in the world. A rich tradition which dates back to the Spanish period.

        Christmas or “Pasko” is the most awaited celebration and happiest event in the Philippines. This is also the time of the year when family holds get together, especially when family members from overseas come home with lots of gifts. “Pasalubong”, exchanging gifts and the family feast highlight the most loved celebration.

        What makes the Filipino Christmas unique? Filipinos have a lot of Christmas tradition which make us different from the other such as Parol, Simbang Gabi, Monito Monita, Christmas caroling, Having Christmas tree and of course Noche Buena. With all of these Christmas celebration in the Philippines is truly a unique one.

        But even in school this month became the busiest and packed month for this year, at Cupang Elementary School. Different activities were set up for this month. Everyday had an activity that needs to be accomplished .

        December 3 marked the beginning of a fruitful month. It started by formally embracing the spirit of Christmas by having the traditional Monito Monita by the teachers.

        On December  6, the 3rd Ibong Dayo Festival was held and the school was among the participating schools in the City were the DLC together with the 40 pupils joined the celebration held at Tortugas Wetland and Nature park.

        December 7, was a big day for Cupang Elementary School teachers as a participants in the fun Run for Education in the city where the Dep Ed Family, teaching and non-teaching personnel were expected to join. It was a fund raising for schools which was as activity for the celebration of Education Week.

        The second week ( Dec. 10-14) was as busy as the first for the school set up different activities to celebrate the Education Week.  It  was also on this week that the City Meet was held ( Dec.12-13) where Cupang Elementary School gained a lot of winnings from volleyball, athletics, arnis, basketball, DLC and dance sport. The week ended with the participation in DepEd night where teachers and pupils enjoyed a break from a week long work.

        The 3rd week and final week for school was lighter than the previous week but the most memorable and joyful one, for it was a week full of party, the children’s Christmas Party ( Dec.20) teachers Christmas Party (Dec.20 pm) and the Division Christmas Party of the DepEd Family ( Dec.21). just when you think you had enough, there was more for the weekend with a bang when Cupang Elementary School DLC won 2nd place in the Bataan DLC competition sponsored by Jollibee Food Corporation.

       At the end, this month the busiest time of the year but the most fruitful and joyful time for all young or old alike. But it was most memorable to all the pupils of Cupang Elementary School for they had received an early Christmas gifts for all the winnings that they had for the yaer.

What a good ending for a very remarkable year….