Filipinos went to Catholic churches before dawn Thursday, December 16, 2010 to start the traditional “Simbang Gabi” or Misa de Gallo.
Some also attended anticipated Eucharistic celebrations in some churches Wednesday night. Its schedule traditionally starts on December 16 and ends on Christmas Eve, December 24. It also includes homily/homilies just like any ordinary mass. Many people attend the said event because of the belief that if you complete the 9 dawn masses, your wish will be granted.