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Paskuhan is back! UST announces return of annual Christmas event

By SAAB LARIOSA Published Oct 14, 2022 8:59 pm

The Growling Tigers are taking back Christmas!

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) has announced the return of Paskuhan, its annual schoolwide event that welcomes the Christmas season for all Thomasians. 

The last time that UST held the popular event was back in December of 2019 before the pandemic. It's since been holding virtual activities to commemorate the holidays.

With the theme of "Pananabik, Pagbabalik, Panunumbalik," Paskuhan 2022 aims to see the return of their live concerts, bright lights, and all-around cheer.

Per The Varsitarian, the campus will light up with Christmas lights beginning Nov. 29. The event itself will be held on Dec. 19.

However, in-person attendance for this year's festivities will only be open to Thomasians, including alumni, amid COVID-19 health protocols. It was previously open to all guests, culminating in hundreds and thousands of attendees each year.

"With God's grace, we will be able to celebrate Christmas as one grateful Thomasian family," the university wrote on social media alongside the announcement.

UST has been joining fellow universities in opening in-person operations amid the pandemic. In June of 2022, they held in-person back-to-back baccalaureate masses for graduating Thomasians for the first time in three years.