Tulo na lang ka adlaw

IYO ANTOY - Antolin dela Serna (Banat) - December 22, 2020 - 12:00am

Tulo na lang gyud ka adlaw, Pasko na pud. Apan, gumikan sa pandemic, kining atong Pasko, lahi  sa unang mga Pasko, kon kasadya ang hisgutan.

Apan, samtang ang atong pagsaulog karon sa Pasko, dili mahisama sa unang mga PASKO,  wala kini magpasabot, nga sa ato nang nahisgutan dinhi,  atong i-lockdown ang Pasko.

Wala kini magpasabot nga dili na lang nato i-welcome ang Batang Hesus.

Dili sad ta mosugot nga maoy magbuot kanato karon ang coronavirus, ug magdili kanato pagsaulog sa pagkatawo sa atong Manunubos.

Sa ato nang gibalikbalik dinhi, let’s celebrate Christmas in our hearts, in our homes, uban sa tanang sakop sa panimalay nga dugaydugay nang natanggong sulod sa mga balay.

Niay pangutana: Is Christmas celebrated worldwide? Tubag gikan sa Internet: “Christmas, an annual holiday that commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, is celebrated in unique ways in different countries, even those with few Christians. Secular celebrations of Christmas are commonplace around the world: India is less than three percent Christian, but Christmas is a national holiday.”

So, dili ra ang Christian world ang nagsaulog sa Pasko, although lainlain lang ang atong mga paagi pagsaulog niini.

Laing pangutana: How many countries celebrate Christmas? Tubag: “ More than 160 countries celebrate Christmas. A few countries refer to the holiday as Family Day, including Angola and Uruguay. Some countries—like Jordan and Pakistan—designate December 25th as an official holiday only for Christians.”

Unya, ania ang world’s top 10 best places to celebrate Christmas:

1. BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK. For a refresher on the real meaning of Christmas, nothing compares to a pilgrimage to Jesus’ birthplace. Natural, Bethlehem gyud, ang natwhan sa Batang Hesus.

2. SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE, FINLAND. Rug up and head north to Finland’s Arctic Circle. The deep wintertime snow and reindeer-dotted forests go a long way toward off setting the tourists. Kini sila dili na kinahanglan magdayandayan pa og mga artificial nga adorno tungod kay natural kaayo kini didto sa ila. Natural ang snow ug mga Christmas tree.

3. NEW YORK CITY, USA. Christmas lights, cheesy muzak, preferably a light dusting of snow. The world’s tallest Christmas tree is lit at the Rockefeller Center.

4. BONDI BEACH, AUSTRALIA. Come 25 December the beach acts as a magnet for backpackers a long way from home, who celebrate alongside other ‘Christmas orphans.

5... MIDNIGHT MASS, THE VATICAN. Midnight Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Christmas Eve, or at noon on Christmas Day, is an affair to remember.

6. DUBLIN, IRELAND. In the lead-up to the big day there’s life aplenty on Dublin’s streets and the craic flows. There’s the 12 Days of Christmas Market at the Docklands, cheesy pantos.

7. NUREMBERG, GERMANY. If present buying makes you think of heaving department stores, maybe you should experience the magical 180 stalls at Christmas Market.

8. ZURICH, SWITZERLAND. Zurich wins our vote for its oodles of Christmas markets (don’t miss the one inside the train station), guided Christmas-themed city strolls, and the enchanting all-singing Christmas tree.

9. TOKYO, JAPAN. Christmas in Tokyo is a fairy-lit, religion-free sight to behold. Spectacularly over-the-top decorations and lights.

10. SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO. A small island with a big personality, Puerto Rico serves up a sunny Christmas with a salsa beat and a side dish of spit-roasted pig.

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