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This is Christmas - Misa de Gallo, Manila

Cheridan Sanders

December 8, 2015
Devotees take part in the first of a nine-day pre-dawn Mass, locally called "Misa de Gallo," before Christmas at a church in Manila, Philippines, Dec. 16. The pre-dawn Mass is one of the most popular traditions among Filipinos during the Christmas season. (CNS photo/Erik De Castro, Reuters)
Devotees take part in a pre-dawn Mass, locally called "Misa de Gallo," before Christmas at a church in Manila, Philippines, Dec. 16. The pre-dawn Mass is one of the most popular traditions among Filipinos during the Christmas season.
CNS photo/Erik De Castro, Reuters