3 Days 3 Quotes Day 2 – a Christmas Holiday Challenge

Christmas has come.

Come, let us go forth singing.

Beautiful hymns.

For God is love. 

From 

(Kasadyna ni’ing Taknaa (Cebuano) or Ang Pasko at Sumapit – probably the most popular and iconic Philippine carol) 

Photo from The Philippine Island.     

  

Day 2 and I am inspired by the First Carollers who arrive at our office.   I forgot to take a photo of them as they arrived sometime lunchtime.    It may seem early but for Filipinos Christmas season usually begins the day after All Saints Day (November 2).   Carollers arrive at homes and at offices by invitation or just drop by after Christ the King Sunday.   This year s first carol was

Kasadyna ni’ing Taknaa (Cebuano).  

The song is sung North to South in varying translations in different dialects in the Philippines.  Despite its propensity for regionalism, the Philippines is unified in preparing for Christmas.    

  Our carollers today were 6 seniors carrying home made instruments. (Photo from Xmas more fun)    They reminded us that Christmas has come whilst we were bogged down in 2016 sales budget preparation.   They reminded us before we look at the New year we must celebrate Christmas and the anticipation for Christmas.   

I challenge 3 others today to 3 Days 3 quotes and you could say this is my Christmas gift to them.   

Lulu
Loving my Pancreas 
Lavanya

Remember the 3 rules and to include the rules when challenge is accepted 
Challenge’s rules:
1. Post three consecutive days.

2. You can pick one or three quotes per day. (It need not have a theme). 

3. Challenge three different bloggers per day.
Thank you Being Me Presently for starting this challenge.  

The lyrics in full are provided below as well as the English translation.   

Kasadya ni’ng Táknaa

Dapit sa kahimayaan.

Mao ray among nakita,

Ang panagway nga masanagon.

Buláhan ug buláhan

Ang tagbaláy nga giawitan.

Awit nga halandumon,

Ug sa tanang pasko magmalípayon.
Bag-ong tuíg, bág-ong kinabúhì.

Dinuyogan sa átong mga pagbati.

Atong awiton ug atong laylayon

Aron magmalípayon.
Kasadya ni’ng Táknaa

Dapit sa kahimayaan.

Mao ray among nakita,

Ang panagway nga masanagon.

Buláhan ug buláhan

Ang tagbaláy nga giawitan.

Awit nga halandumon,

Ug sa tanang pasko magmalípayon.

I am posting the complete English translation in case you want to read and understand the whole song.  The first stanzas  make up my quote for Day 2 – 3 Days 3 quote.   

Christmas has come

Come, let us go forth singing

Beautiful hymns

For God is love.

When Christ was born,

There were three kings who did visit,

And each one did present

A unique offering.
Chorus:

‘Tis New Year, so we must reform our lives

That joyful might be our Nation;

Let us strive that we might achieve

Prosperity!

Come, let us go forth singing,

Whilst the world is silent

The day has arrived,

Of the Infant sent from heaven.
Let us love one another,

May we follow the Golden Rule,

And from now on-

Though it not be Christmas, let us keep giving.

The translation is from Filipino Christmas Carols

 The featured photo is from Christmas Caroling in the Philippines

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  1. beingmepresently says:

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