Experience #PaskongKawiteño as Kawit celebrates Christmas with a historical touch
Christmas is just around the corner. You can feel it as cars begin to fill the streets and malls filled with so many people shopping for Christmas gifts. But did you know that there are a few sights and sounds in nearby areas where we can feel the true spirit of a Filipino Christmas especially with our loved ones?
Christmas has always been a part of the Filipino tradition and culture. It’s the time of the year where families gather together and what a better way to celebrate the holidays than visiting some of the most historic sites in the country with your friends and loved ones. Skip the malls and #TaraSaKawit.
Reasons why you should visit Kawit, Cavite this Christmas season
Kawit in Cavite is one of the most sought-after historical sites in the country mainly because this is where the Philippine Independence was proclaimed and the Philippine flag was first waved here publicly by none other than the first President of the Philippines, Emilio Aguinaldo. Below are some of the reasons why you should visit Kawit, Cavite this Christmas season and experience #PaskongKawiteño.
1. There are a lot of historical sites to visit
Kawit, Cavite is home to some of the most historic sites in the Philippines. You can visit the Aguinaldo Shrine and “Museo ni Baldomero Aguinaldo”, which was hailed towards the cousin of Emilio Aguinaldo and grandfather of Cesar Virata who as a prime minister in the 1980s.
2. Kawit also boasts rich crafts and delicacies
You can visit the local blacksmithing shop or Pandayan, which Kawit is also known for. Blacksmithing is an endangered craft that needs to be promoted and preserved. The local Pandayan is still active and you can still buy handcrafted knives and bolos made the same way during the Revolutionary era.
3. Fill your tummies with delicious Christmas food in Kawit
The Christmas specialty – Puto Bumbong or rice cake with shaved coconut and muscovado sugar is a staple food trip stop that shouldn’t be missed when visiting Kawit.
4. Watch lights and fireworks displays
Kawit celebrates the Christmas season through a spectacular display of lights at the Aguinaldo Shrine and Freedom Park. The Christmas lighting event was held last December 14, 2019 and a number of distinguished guests and celebrities joined in the celebration of the event. A fireworks display and lighting of the Christmas lights at the Freedom Park was also held.
These are just some of the many reasons to visit Kawit, Cavite. Make sure to visit Kawit Cavite this Christmas Season and enjoy the season filled with pride in our own heritage and historical sites in Kawit. The Municipality of Kawit welcomes everyone who wishes to visit Kawit during the Christmas season. #TaraSaKawit and experience #PaskongKawiteño.
Featured photo from Confessions of A Penny Pincher