Simbang Gabi ‑ Phillipines
|Event Name||Simbang Gabi - Phillipines|
|Start Date||16th Dec 2017 12:00am|
|End Date||24th Dec 2017 11:59am|
|Duration||8 days, 11 hours and 59 minutes|
Simbáng Gabi(Filipino for "Night Mass") is a devotional nine-day series of Masses practised by Roman Catholics and Aglipayans in the Philippines in anticipation of Christmas and to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary. The masses are held daily from December 16 to December 24, and occur at different times ranging from as early as 03:00 to 05:00. On the last day of the Simbang Gabi, which is Christmas Eve, the service is instead called Misa de Gallo (Spanish for "Rooster's Mass").