Love one's who departed

@kmaram (2535)
Philippines
November 2, 2010 5:18am CST
have you visited your love one's who departed already. Here in the Philippines, we visited love one's who departed every November 1, its in our culture already. How about you guys especially non filipinos, did you do the same practice?
2 responses
@dhysanne (451)
• Philippines
3 Nov 10
It's rainy. We just stayed in the house of our grandmother. Light some candles offer some food in the altar. My father and uncles sleep in the "musuleyo" last October 31. Then my auntie leads prayer for the departed love-ones. Yearly we go to the cemetery together with our relatives. Then the owner of the memorial garden always have special at daytime, live band at night and fireworks display at night. It's a tradition in our place in Batangas.
@kmaram (2535)
• Philippines
4 Nov 10
Wow! is these things really happened? I mean live band at night and have some fireworks display never have the chance to watch these things on this occasion. Anyway, as you said it was a tradition in your place, here in our place we just visited on november 1 or before. Have some prayers and lighted candle at our house.
@dhysanne (451)
• Philippines
5 Nov 10
Yes! It's the St. Basil memorial park's unique way of thanksgiving at night. At daytime they have special Mass for Souls.
@stanley777 (7173)
• Philippines
2 Nov 10
Yes, we visited last Sunday..to avoid the crowd,and stampede. We only stayed for a little while though... But i don't really get why we Filipinos visit the cemetery on Nov. 1, All Saints Day...instead of Nov. 2 which is All Souls Day..
@kmaram (2535)
• Philippines
4 Nov 10
Same here we visited last Sunday to avoid crowd anyway about your question maybe because we just growing with that culture. I mean at the start we visited every first day of november so maybe it was adopted until now.