Kawit Celebrates Christmas with a Historical Touch

It’s that time of the year where the Philippines celebrates another festive season. Despite the hustle and bustle of the busy and traffic streets and establishments, everyone busy getting their Christmas shopping done. There are a few sights and sounds in nearby areas where we can feel the true spirit of a Filipino Christmas, especially with our loved ones.

Christmas has been a vital part of every Filipino tradition and culture and what better way to celebrate the holiday season by visiting some of the most historic sites in the country with your family and friends. Kawit, Cavite is one of the most sought-after historical sites in the country today and it is one that you should visit this Christmas Season.

Kawit, Cavite is home to some of the most historic places in the Philippines. This is where the Aguinaldo Shrine is situated wherein the Philippine flag that we know of today was first waved publicly announcing our Independence by none other than the first Filipino President, Emilio Aguinaldo. There’s also a lot to learn about our first president and how he has lived his life and times during the revolution era. Beyond the Shrine also are other sights to see including the “Museo ni Baldomero Aguinaldo” hailed towards the cousin of Emilio Aguinaldo and grandfather of Cesar Virata who as a prime minister in the 1980s.

Puto Bumbong Time!

Kawit also boasts rich crafts and delicacies including the Pandayan or the local blacksmithing shop. Blacksmithing is an endangered craft that needs to be promoted and preserved. The local Pandayan is still active and you can still buy handcrafted knives and bolos made the same way during the Revolutionary era. The Christmas specialty – Puto Bumbong or a rice cake with shaved coconut and muscovado sugar is a staple food trip stop that shouldn’t be missed when visiting Kawit.

Puto Bumbong
One of the steps on how to make puto bumbong.

Kawit celebrates the Christmas season through a spectacular display of lights at the Aguinaldo Shrine and Freedom Park. The Christmas lighting event was held last December 14, 2019, and a number of distinguished guests and celebrities joined in the celebration of the event. A fireworks display and lighting of the Christmas lights at the Freedom Park was also held. Make sure to visit Kawit Cavite this Christmas Season and enjoy the season filled with pride in our own heritage and historical sites in Kawit. The Municipality of Kawit welcomes everyone who wishes to visit Kawit during the Christmas season.

20 thoughts on “Kawit Celebrates Christmas with a Historical Touch”

  1. Christmas in the Philippines is such a awesome experience. I love all the food, the family get together, and the smiles every where! I have not had Puto Bungbong and Bibingka in a long time! I will have to look for these in our local market this weekend.

  2. Prior to reading this post, I had no idea of the significance and history of Kawit in the Philippines. The food also looks very interesting and something that I would really like to try, as well as being involved in the Christmas festivities.

  3. That would be such a fun experience,. I have always loved seeing how other cultures celebrate Christmas.

  4. Every country has their own something special when it comes to Christmas celebrations. Nice to know about Kuwait.

  5. Loved learning about the food and fireworks display! It’s always neat to learn about other cultures and their way of celebrating!

  6. I love all the celebrations you described especially the food and lights. May your holiday season be rich with promise and love.

  7. How I miss Philippine Christmas and the traditions! I have already missed 4 Christmas seasons in the Philippines and now I think back of the times when I was still at home. 🙂

  8. It has been a long time since I was in the Philippines for Christmas (I lived there from 1997 to 1999). If I remember correctly, people would start putting out decorations in the middle of October. It was awesome! haha. I never visited Kawit. Maybe when I go back to visit!

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