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Published: 2017-11-01   

How to Spend All Souls’ Day in the UAE

One good thing with prayer is it transcends boundaries. You can light a candle in your nearby church and attend the All Souls’ Mass. Pwede rin namang spare a quiet moment at home and remember your loved ones as you pray for them in front of a lit candle.

One good thing with prayer is it transcends boundaries. You can light a candle in your nearby church and attend the All Souls’ Mass. Pwede rin namang spare a quiet moment at home and remember your loved ones as you pray for them in front of a lit candle.

By: Souqpinoy Staff

Malayo man tayo sa Pilipinas at hindi natin personal na maipagsisindi ng kandila ang mga dearly departed natin, we can still mark the occasion with some activities here abroad. Ang mga Pinoy pa, we are known to bring our culture with us kaya naman we are easy to be distinguished as a support community. We have compiled below a list of possible things you can do to still observe the All Souls’ Day away from home.

  1. Check All Souls’ Day Activities in your Church
    Check your church calendar; baka naman may programa ang simbahan mo para rito. Maaari’ng me pre-scheduled clean-up drive para sa paglilinis ng mga libingan. Maaari ka ring bumisita sa mga puntod rito at ipagdsal sila. Sabi nga, praying for someone who cannot pray for you back is a selfless act. Pwede rin naman na me trick or treat or Halloween Party para sa mga bata.

    Case in point, ang St. Mary’s Church ay iniimbitahan ang mga Filipino parishioners sa kanilang HOLYWEEN program, in celebration of All Saints’ Day. Magaganap ito sa 4th November, Saturday at 6:00 pm in the main hall of the church. Ongoing ang registration and participants, aged 7 to 21 years old, are encouraged to dress up as their favorite saints. You can register at the tables near the main hall.

  2. Organize or Get Involved in Your Office Halloween Party
    Check with your colleagues and bosses if your company can spare a few hours for a simple get-together cum costume party. Pwede’ng during office hours or after working hours. Get involved and pitch in ideas. May budget ba? Potluck ba? Volunteer yourself for the DIY Decors. Check as well if your colleagues with kids can bring their kiddos for a trick or treat candy collection in the office. It’s a good breather for everyone in the office.

  3. Spearhead a Trick or Treat Party in Your Neighborhood
    If you have good standing relationships with your neighbors and more, your village, you can join the Halloween Costume Party. You can have the adult and baby series para lahat kasali! Prepare your candies and chocolates.

  4. Check Out Ongoing Halloween Parties Around Town
    It’s okay to simply be a participant. For sure, UAE hotels, restaurants and other establishments will not be lacking in ideas when it comes to partying Halloween-style. Dress up like you mean it and rock the trick or treatin’ scene. Kung may chikiting in tow, for sure mae-enjoy rin nila ang playing dress up.

  5. Seal it with a Prayer.
    One good thing with prayer is it transcends boundaries. You can light a candle in your nearby church and attend the All Souls’ Mass. Pwede rin namang spare a quiet moment at home and remember your loved ones as you pray for them in front of a lit candle. Maraming mga Pinoys na nagtitirik ng mga kandila sa kanilang balconies during this time of the year. Ingat lang; huwag iiwanang matagal na walang bantay ang kandila at ilayo sa mga madadarang sa apoy.

Ayan, kabayan…malayo man, nakikiisa pa rin. Tumawag sa mga mahal sa buhay sa Pilipinas at kumustahin rin sila sa pagdalaw nila sa mga sementeryo para maramdaman mo ring parang nandoroon ka na rin. 

Helpful Link/s:

HOLYWEEN at St. Mary’s Church, Dubai

https://saintmarysdubai.org/events/holyween

St. Francis Church, Jebel Ali, Schedule

http://stfrancisjebelali.ae/home.php

St. Michael’s Church, Abu Dhabi

http://www.stjosephsabudhabi.org/announcements/

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