Last night was the ceremonial lighting of the Tagum City’s Giant Holiday Tree for 2015. This is one of the much-awaited event for all Tagumenos during holiday season. Every before the parochial fiesta (which falls every third Sunday of November), happens this spectacular event which is the lighting of the holiday tree at the Freedom Park. Almost all people are waiting for the big day and when it finally came, they were there in awe of the beautiful design and lights of the giant holiday tree.
Well, the holiday tree was not just designed to look pleasing to the eyes. Every design has meaning.
What does the tree symbolize? The 6 levels represent the 6 city councils of Tagum, 16 ring stars symbolize the 16 distinct qualities of love stated in Corinthians 13:4-8. The giant ring and rope represent unity among Tagumenyos, Filipinos and the entire mankind. The flowers are symbol of peace; Christmas lights for the camaraderie between and among Tagumenyos and others (From Choose Philippines).
A variety show was presented from talents all over Tagum. The spirit of Christmas was really all over the place because of the Christmas songs heard from solo, duet, chorale and dance numbers from the participants.
The highlight of the event was the 10-minute fireworks display that really opened the Christmas season in Tagum City.
It was indeed another memorable and historical event.
Merry Christmas everyone!