PANULUYAN
By: Group 1 of 1C
Alex Alaurin, Mia Alba, Nikka Atun, Brina Barin, Denise
Bautista, Ina Cabrera, Dani Ledesma
DEFINITION
 Panunuluyan or Panuluyan is Tagalog
for “asking for lodgings”.
 Lodgings meaning a home/place
where they are welcomed to sing or a
temporary place to stay.
HISTORY
 St. Ignatius of Loyola suggested a
Christmas novena to commemorate
the Holy Family’s visit to Bethlehem.
 St. John of the Cross made a more
elaborate version of the travel.
 During
the
Spanish
colonization
period, the Spaniards introduced it to
Mexico.
 Later on, it was brought by
the Mexican sailors from the galleons
to the Philippines.
PLACE, PEOPLE OF ORIGIN
Panuluyan originated from the
Mexican nine-day Christmas ritual
called posadas.
PURPOSE
 A Filipino dramatic ritual narrating
Holy Family’s search for a house
to stay in Bethlehem for Jesus
Christ’s birth.
 Based on Mary and Joseph’s
search for an inn for the nativity.
RITUAL
 Held on Christmas Eve from 7:00pm
and ends close midnight.
 Paul Lincke’s traditional song,
“Glow-Worm”,
is sung at the
beginning. Two singers vocalize two
parts accompanied by musicians .
 Begin wheeling the images of
Joseph and Mary out from the
church courtyard.
 Ending towards midnight, where
the midnight Mass is about to
begin.
Glow Worm
BY: PAUL LINCKE
SOURCES
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Philippines.
Pinoy
Christmas.
Retrieved
February
8,
2011,
from
http://pilipinas28.blogspot.com/2007/12/pi
noy-christmas.html
Wikipilipinas. Panuluyan. Retrieved February 8,
2011,
from
http://en.wikipedia.org/index.php?title=Pa
nuluyan#Origin
Tiongson, Nicanor G. “Panuluyan” in CCP
Encyclopedia of Philippine Art Vol. 7. Manila:
Cultural Center of the Philippines, 1994.