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November 28, 2017 > Celebrate Christmas the Filipino way

Celebrate Christmas the Filipino way

Submitted By JSCamins Productions

Christmas is just around the corner. You can see Christmas decorations everywhere, hear carols on the radio, and feel a cold winter breeze when you walk out the door.

Nothing compares to Christmas in the Philippines, where we have the longest celebration of the Christmas season; it starts as early September and runs until January. Almost every house has Christmas lights in their front yards, and even the smallest "Bahay Kubo" has a handmade parol (lantern) hanging in their window.

A lot of Filipinos in the Bay Area save for the whole year just to visit the Philippines and experience Christmas there. But not all of us can afford to do that. So JSCamins Productions thought about how to bring the Filipino Christmas tradition and spirit here, to the Bay Area; ÒPaskuhang PinoyÓ was born.

The first Paskuhang Pinoy was launched in Daly City at the parking lot of the S.F. Moose Lodge in December of 2008. The idea is to have a whole day of merry making to showcase how Christmas is being celebrated in the Philippines.

The seventh annual Paskuhang Pinoy will be held this year at the Holly Community Center in Union City on Saturday, December 2. Everyone will have the chance to see colorful Christmas parols, join in a parol competition (made with recycled Datu Puti bottles), and experience non-stop live entertainment from the best Fil-Am performers in the Bay Area singing Christmas songs. This year, we will feature Cecile and Mighty, the Fil-Am husband and wife magicians who will be performing music and magic. Mighty is the only Filipino who does sword swallowing in the United States.

There will also be a Christmas bazaar, arts and crafts, and commercial booths to brand and sell their products and services to the community. Sponsors will be giving away freebies throughout the day.

Sponsors for the event include Obie Technology, LBC, Datu Puti, Philippine Airlines, Island Pacific, BMV Insurance, Seafood City, and Pixel Creations.

This event was conceptualized by Joey Camins and Maite Camins from JSCamins Productions, the company that brings the Adobo Festival to the Bay Area and Southern California every year.

For more details, call us at (650) 290-0542, (650) 290-4457 or email

Paskuhang Pinoy
Saturday, Dec 2
10 a.m. Ð 5 p.m.
Holly Community Center
31600 Alvarado Blvd. Union City
(650) 290-0542
Free admission

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