Thursday, February 3, 2011

Kaarawan [Birthday]

@ mirandablue
Ang pagdiriwang ng kaarawan sa Pilipinas ay mga impluwensya galing sa silangan at kanluran.  Malamang galing sa ating mga ninunong Tsino ang pagdiriwang na may inihahandang noodles na nagsisimbolo ng mahabang buhay.  Naiwan naman ng mga mananakop na kastila at kano ang mga birthday cake, lobo, payaso at pagbibigay ng regalo sa may kaarawan.  Kaugalian rin ng mga Pinoy ang magsimba sa araw ng kaarawan, bagama't dikta na rin ng iba't-ibang relihiyon, marami rin ang hindi nagdidiwang ng kanilang kaarawan.  Pero ang pagsasalo-salo ng pamilya at mga kaibigan, simple man o engrande, ay isa sa pinaka importanteng pagdiriwang bawat taon.


Posted for Litratong Pinoy

    @ mirandablue
    A birthday celebration in the Philippines is a mixture of influences from the East and West.  We probably got the customary serving of noodles, a symbol of long life, from our Chinese ancestors.  While the colonizers, such as the Spanish and the Americans, left the legacy of birthday cakes, balloons, clowns and gift-giving.  It is also a Filipino tradition to hear mass on one's birthday, however, the dictates of other religions have converted others not to celebrate birthdays.  But the get-together with family and friends, be it simple or grand, makes birthdays one of the most important celebrations each year.

    @ mirandablue
    The clown who entertained the young ones and the young-at-heart at my nephew's 4th birthday.

    @ mirandablue
    For Thursday Two Questions - you are invited to answer and join:


    1)  When was the last time you attended a kiddie party?
    2)  What are the birthday traditions in your family, if any?



14 comments:

Ebie said...

Sarap ang mga pagkain! Kami rin, may pancit sa pagdiwang ng kaarawan...hahaba ang buhay.

Self Sagacity said...

1) Just recently. We went to a very close friend of mine's kid.
2) We don't have any, just a cake and a dinner.

Serline said...

Same in Singapore... I like to think of it as having the best of both worlds, starting the day with longevity noodles from Mom and ending with party, cake and gifts in the evening ;-)

SquirrelQueen said...

That looks like a fun party.

It has been years since the last time I attended a child's birthday party.

When I was growing up it was a party with my friends and there was always cake, balloon and presents.

Thess said...

Susmaryopes! sa iyo pala yung tumutunog na BB King! Hanap ako ng hanap kasi naka on ang iTunes ko eh sabi ko wala naman akong number ni BB! :P

anyhowkalabaw, gusto ko rin ng ganyang ka cute ng payaso sa beerdei ko :D

*kamusta daw si Fritz, sabi ni Charlie*

Sunshinelene said...

Birthday din ng pamangkin ang entry ko.

And i love to eat noodles for "long life" during my birthday. Kahit walang handa basta meron lang pancit canton okey na okey na talaga. =)

iris said...

yum chinese food! tama ka, matindi tayo mag-celebrate ng bdays.

iris

Kim, USA said...

Bonga na talaga ang mga birthday nang mga kabataan ngayon di tulag nung kabataan ko, ihaw lang nang mama/papa ko nang isang manok iyon lang tapos punta sa simbahan. Nung dumating ako dito sa US ako ay namangha dahil nalaman ko ako pala mag bayad sa kinain ko haha in other words KKB. Kaya ako pag birthday ko sa restaurant walang gagastuhin hehe. ^_^
1. Yung post ko ang last na kiddie party that I attended.
2. Our tradition is to hear mass. Kung hinde man maka attend nang misa mag sindi nang kandila sa simbahan. And thankfully na-ishare naman namin ito sa mga pamangkin ko. Dito sa US sini-share ko din to sa husband kong kano, eh wala sila nang ganitong tradition. Thanks sa bisita!
LP:Kaarawan

Margaret Duarte said...

With nine brothers and sisters and in-laws living nearby, we attend many kiddie parties each year.

The traditions vary. There is always cake and ice-cream, of course, but after that, the menu depends on the location. There are the pizza parties where games are included, parties around the pool with barbacue, etc., etc. We've had clowns, we've had big bounching tents, magicians, makeup artists, everyone always trying to do something different than the last.

Luna Miranda said...

it's probably because i'm single that i don't get invited to kiddie parties, except for my god-children and relatives.

the last kiddie party i attended was in late November--where the photos in this post were taken.

we don't have family traditions. but when we were kids, during our birthdays, my mom cooked ginataan/bilo-bilo (a sweet stew of root crops and fruits cooked in coconut cream) in a huge cast-iron pot for the kids in the whole neighborhood. there were also puto (steamed rice cake) and soda.

DoanLegacy said...

The last time I attended a kiddie party was in December..

We have cake, sing, and open presents!

JamericanSpice said...

1. I have not attended a kiddie party in a very long time.
Maybe I'll get to go to one next monght.

2. We don't really have a tradition but one I want to start is celebrating the birthday person all week, by doing many little things!

Aloha.

Lui said...

I love children's parties and since I work with a lot of kids (and have so many kid friends) I get to attend A LOT of their parties!

Normally, we go out and eat out. But the best part is when they ask me what I want and I go crazy shopping with them for MY gifts! Of course, this rotates to the others and we do the same for everyone! I think this is better than buying and wrapping something for someone. ;-)

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

I attended two children's b-day parties on the same day as our wedding anniversary, which is in Sept. The children's parties were at Little Caesars and the young and older enjoyed pizza and bowling.

I have 27 grandchildren and 3 greats. One party was for a grand and one for a great.