A beautiful tradition in the Philippines, that’s still very much alive until today, is the early morning mass. It is held nine consecutive days before Christmas which signifies the beginning of the celebrations in preparation for the eve of Jesus’ birth.
Filled with light decorations this photo was taken in Las Pinas, Manila Philippines. Thousands of people gather to attend mass with their families and enjoy native delicacies after. Bringing the families closer at this time of year.
Photo credit: (AP)