Remembering your dead loved one

@tholitz (1127)
June 18, 2008 11:16pm CST
Last Sunday was my eldest brother 4th death anniversary and we commemorate it by offering a prayer to him or what is popularly known in our native tongue as "padasal". We invited some close relatives and neighbors to join us in prayer. Then after the prayer we shared some food that we have prepared for that day of celebration. In the evening, we visited his tomb and brought some flowers and lighted some candles. This tradition or custom of remembering my dear brother had been going on for years now. And this October, we will prepare some feast to celebrate his 50th birthday. How about you how do you remembered your dead loved ones? Do you also have traditional custom like this?
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
19 Jun 08
We have a day called the 'Ching Ming' or All Souls Day, every year, when we would visit their tombs. We will bring flowers, incense, and and burn paper offerings ,like paper clothes, shoes, money, etc. This is according to my parents' religion (not sure if this is called Taoism). We will usually do this in the morning, and after that adjourn for lunch. It's a day of remembering our loved ones who have passed on.
12 Jan 09
My mother in law passed away on Dec. 23 in Manila. I would like to commemorate her 40th day on Feb. 1 in the States. Do you have a copy of the prayers used in padasal. Thanks.