The University of the Philippines, amidst the economic and political crisis that our country is experiencing, has started celebrating the Christmas holidays last December 2, 2005. With the theme Kanya-Kanya 2gether sa PasQ”, the more than a week long celebration is highlighted by an academic fair and bazaar at the University oval which will run from Dec 21-15. Members of the academe, students and staff will set up booths for any merchandise that are related to the academic programs, research and extension work of the University.
Aside from this fair and bazaar, the traditional lantern parade, the oblation run and the annual U.P. College of Engineering show “Maskipaps” will also be held. The rest of the schedule is as follows:
Dec. 2 – Pagtugtog na Carillon/Pag-iilaw sa PasQ
Dec. 11- UP Community Fair
Dec. 12- Bisita Kultura, with the UP Singing Ambassadors
Dec.12-14-Pistang Pamasko sa Oval, Tiangge sa Oval, Tiangge Booth Contest, Belen (Manger) Contest, Lantern Contest, UP Concert staff Chorale/Oktokanto Guitar Ensemble
Dec. 13 – Maskipaps (UP College of Engineering Show), Noir/Brass Quintet Show.
DEc. 15 – Oblation Run, Lantern Parade, Christmas Program and Awarding Ceremonies, Fireworks Display
Dec. 16- Simbang Gabi