It’s always a happy occasion when it comes time to celebrate a birthday, and the folks of Zamboanga know how to do it right! Even in these tough times of terrorism and political unrest, the people of Zamboanga find ways to celebrate with gusto. In this article, we’ll look at some of the most popular Zamboanga birthday traditions and how they’ve changed in the new normal. We’ll also give you some tips on how to celebrate your birthday in Zamboanga style, no matter where you are in the world.
There is no denying the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has left us in a valley of uncertainty. How can you feel like celebrating a birthday or putting together an event for your loved ones without fretting over catching the coronavirus, or worrying about where and how you would possibly entertain your guests? In a way, this pandemic has put an end to the inherent expectations that came with the signification of birthdays. It isn’t longer common practice that people issued official calling cards to seal, in one way or another, the loosening of events held for the occasion. Birthday parties have taken on a whole new significance than what their actual purpose was – to enter a heavenly occasion into an environment without fans, arrangements, or parades which usually is the conventional way to celebrate birthdays in Manila. Life goes on in Zamboanga City despite the ongoing clashes between the military and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). Birthday parties are still being celebrated, and special days are being observed.