Tag: All Saint’s Day
If there is one thing unique to the Filipinos is how we remember our departed loved ones. I get amazed at how people really prepare for the All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day feast.
Family member take this opportunity to stay in the cemetery for the whole day or even stay over night at the grave of their loved ones. They will put up tents and bring food for the family to share. They even take this opportunity to hold a little family reunion as they pray and feast. The photo below shows how cemeteries can be very crowded during this occasion, however this is just the beginning wait till the sun goes down and you would have a hard time looking for parking because of the crowd.
My husband’s family also make it a point to offer a prayer for my Father-in-law and takes this time to gather as one family. Although, we do not stay long and we usually do it even before the crowd starts coming in.
My son was in my womb when FIL died, that’s why he never got the chance to know him but I make it a point that he remembers his lolo (grandfather).
Of course, a family gathering will not be complete without a simple feast. So after offering our prayers, we headed out to Max’s to take our late lunch.
As we celebrate the feast of the souls, besides the merriment and the feast, let us not forget to offer our prayer for our dearly departed loved ones.
Hope you all enjoyed this long weekend. Happy Halloween!