December 25, 2010

Noche Buena

Noche Buena (literally, good night, in Spanish) is a Filipino tradition during Christmas. It is a feast partaken on Christmas eve, usually after going to the simbang gabi (night mass, on the 24th is celebrated in the late evening, culminating around midnight).

The feast is usually served with traditional Filipino food, such as lechon (roast whole pig), leche flan (a custard-like dessert), hamon (ham) and other pastries and drinks. It is usually partaken by family members, relatives and close friends after exchanging gifts.

The picture above is the noche buena that I had with my family here in Zamboanga City.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

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