“Belenismo” is an annual event in Tarlac province where municipalities put up magnificent “Belens” in a friendly competition.
(Read about and see photos of 2015 Belenismo)
The Belen is a traditional Filipino Christmas symbol that shows the nativity of Christ. It depicts the infant Jesus in the manger, surrounded by the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, the shepherds, their flock, the Magi and some stable animals, and is surmounted by an angel, the Star or both.
Many establishments in Tarlac put up their own Belens to showcase creativity and display the Christmas spirit.
Here are some Instagram-worthy Belens from Taga-Tarlac Ka Kung Facebook Page.
Municipality of Paniqui
Municipality of San Clemente
Municipality of Gerona
Municipality of San Manuel
Municipality of Moncada
Municipality of Capas
Municipality of Anao
Municipality of Sta. Ignacia
Municipality of Victoria
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