Magazine by: katie pasibe
The Country of Coconut
This beautiful country off the coast of the Philippines is a MUST see and
definitely somewhere to put on your bucket list to visit! Coconut’s incredible
waters, food, traditions, and closely related culture with the Philippines will
draw you in.
What you really want to know…
Considering that Coconut is not far from the Philippines, you can
imagine the temperature is the same, right? Think about the weather in the
Philippines, and you will know the weather in Coconut! Your were correct if
you thought tropical, hot, and humid. That climate calls for many beach days!
With the humidity, you probably do not want to bring your nicest, more
colorful clothes. Understandable. However, that is okay! In Coconut, the
people do not wear the most exciting clothes as everyday. The clothes are
mostly solid colors, and the colors are quite dull. Poncho type tops are very
common to see among the citizens of Coconut as well.
The name of this country pretty much explains itself. A huge habit or
tradition of Coconut is planting coconut trees and harvesting them! There are
also several festivals that take place there. Some of them include the Lechon
Festival, Coconut Festival, Manggahan Festival, and every 5 years there is a
Lantern Festival. In 2020, it takes place on June 10th, so plan a vacation,
because you cannot pass on that festival!
Much entertainment is the very talented tribal dance groups in
Coconut! You can find them performing on beaches a lot for certain
occasions! Another source of entertainment in Coconut is definitely watching
basketball on television. The people from Coconut sure do love that sport!
Also, if you want to listen to the tradition music while taking a walk on the
beach, or laying out to tan,it is probably not what you are used to! Unlike
America, Coconut does not really have the same Pop music. You should
expect to hear folk type music, that tells stories about Coconut’s history or
certain traditions that they cherish.
Religion in Coconut
In Coconut, there is not just one religion! Overall, there is basically two
that make up Coconut’s population. The majority of people are Roman
Catholic, and they follow the Seven Sacraments to gain salvation to go to
heaven. The other most followed religion is Buddhism, and those individuals
go by the Four Noble Truths to reach Nirvana. In fact, Coconut’s government
is very okay with the diversity. The peoples’ rights are supported to follow any
religion they choose to.
On the weekends, most young people tend to volunteer in the
community and coconut tree farms with harvesting and farming. Which, by
the way, the citizens of Coconut LOVE to do!! Some popular sports and games
are basketball and the coconut throw. The coconut throw is very closely
related to the javelin throw, as most people know. There is PLENTY of fun
things to do in Coconut to keep the citizens and the vacationers busy!
One More Thing!!!
While promoting travel to the beautiful country of Coconut, cell devices
are releasing a new emoji! Finally...a coconut tree!!! Currently, it has not been
digitally released but here is a sneak peek at the emoji in the making.
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