Simbang Gabi Starts: Filipinos’ Religious Ritual That Promotes the True Spirit of Christmas

MANILA, Philippines – It is December 16 once again, and it is the usual day that Filipinos start their Simbang Gabi (Night Mass). For those wondering what Simbang Gabi is, this is a religious ritual done annually during Christmas when Catholics attend mass daily at early dawn or late night to prepare for the birthday of Jesus Christ.