Buwan ng Wika is all about passing on to our kids the value of Filipino language and culture. Traditionally, schools would hold a program to celebrate and students would be asked to come in costumes that represent the different Philippine regions. The department store is the easiest place to go to for a costume if you cannot DIY, but since budget is always a consideration, I usually scour the metro to look for more affordable pieces.
If Divisoria is too far, finding affordable costumes may be closer to you than you think. The dry goods section of your district's shopping center may just have what you are looking for. On crowded days, it is not advisable to bring the kids. It’s best to get their measurements, bring a measuring tape and do the shopping yourself. Note that "bargaining" is part of the purchase deed at any public market so if you have the skills to negotiate the price, then do so to your advantage. Below is a list of places where you can find costumes at more affordable prices, not only for Buwan ng Wika but also for birthdays, Halloween parties, and other special occasions.
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