Filipinos gather to celebrate feast of Santo Niño

| January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ligaya Carlos, president of the Cultural Society of Filipino-Americans of the Twin Cities, dances with the Sinulog Dancers during a Mass to celebrate the feast of Santo Niño at Guardian Angels in Oakdale Jan. 16. The Mass, at which Arch­bishop John Nien­stedt presided, was part of the Filipino community’s 10th annual Sinulog Festival to honor the feast of Santo Niño, the child Jesus. The celebration originates from the Visayas, islands in the middle part of the Philippines, where they honor their patron, Santo Niño, every third Sunday in January. The event drew about 400 people from around the Twin Cities. Photo by Dianne Towalski / The Catholic Spirit

Carla Murdoch dances with the Sinulog Dancers during a short program after dinner. Photo by Dianne Towalski / The Catholic Spirit

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