Halloween costume idea: Favorite saints
MANILA – Instead of wearing a ghost or zombie costume, why not dress up as your favorite saint this Halloween?
This is what the parish of Sto. Niño de Arevalo in Iloilo will do this October 31, with its priest dubbing it as – not Halloween – but the “festival of all holy men and women.”
In a report on CBCP News published on Monday, Msgr. Amadeo Escañan said his parish will celebrate October 31 with a procession of saints, adding that Halloween has become overly commercialized.
In the upcoming event, five children from each of the 10 barangays of the parish will dress up as saints. A Marian procession and a holy Mass will also be held.
CBCP News also noted how a number of parishes in Manila such as the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral in Cubao have adopted the practice of having children dress up as their favorite saints.