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December 17, 2017 | Sacred Heart Church

Simbang Gabi is a Filipino Christmas tradition that started around the year 1660. It was
originally a series of nine dawn Masses. The Mass starts as early as 4:00 a.m. It begins on
December 16 and ends on the midnight of the 24th of December, which is the midnight Mass. This
tradition was introduced by the Spanish friars to allow the farmers to hear Mass before going to the
fields early in the morning. Simbang Gabi is also known by its popular Spanish name as the Misa de
Gallo, or “Mass of the Rooster.” …

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