Tagum City Mayor Allan L. Rellon led Wednesday, December 1, the ceremonial lighting of the “tallest Christmas tree” in the country.
Standing at 195 feet, the Christmas tree in Tagum is adorned by multi-colored bulbs, with every color having different meanings, the city government said.
The blue color represents inspiration; green for growth and harmony; yellow for positivity and hope; white for purity and simplicity; and red for courage.
Rellon said the ceremonial lighting of the giant Christmas tree might be unnecessary for some, “but the joy this event brings to the people gives hope that we are slowly going back to the normal.”
He added that the local government has deployed marshals to ensure that health protocols are being observed.
Rellon also urged the Tagumenyos to remain disciplined even though the city has already achieved its 70 percent target Covid-19 vaccination during the 3-day inoculation drive.
The local government said the public can take pictures of the Christmas icon in its full glory from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.