Halloween: Filipino Style
Posted November 1, 2006on:
This occasion is celebrated around the world, but celebrating Halloween in the Philippines is definitely the most unique one. Why? Hehehe, first of all, celebrating Halloween, the filipino style, does not mean kids in costume with candy bags and banging the doors.
Halloween for the Filipinos, is a sacred occasion which may be considered as a reunion of the family. They go to memorial parks, clean up their departed loved ones’ tombs, and light up some candles and offer flowers. Anyway, most of them go on Nov 1, the All Saints Day, knowing that Nov 2 is the “official” All Souls Day. So, that may be considered as Filipino stupidity. But I would’nt say too much about it, seeing that I do it myself, as they say, just go with the flow.