Feast of the Dead

@acelawrites (10931)
Philippines
November 1, 2016 4:47pm CST
Today, November 2, Filipinos remember their departed loved ones, they go and visit their graves, offer them flowers and light candles. It looks like some sort of a "feast" at the cemeteries, though it is solemn; no noise except for some conversation among families, or the sound of passing vehicles. Inside the memorial park, the scene is more silent than in public cemeteries. I pity some graves who look so "lonely" because there is not even a flower or a candle in it. I thought maybe the relatives had no time to visit them or they are too far to come. Do the departed also "feel" sad when they were already forgotten by relatives?
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@SIMPLYD (79652)
• Philippines
3 Nov 16
Here in our province it is on November 1 when people would flock to the cemeteries to visit and pray for their dearly beloved . Though others would go there on November 2 instead because it has lesser people already . Strange that it's on Nov 1 , All Saints ' day that people will flock to the cemeteries . Maybe it's because it's the declared regular holiday each year . As to our dearly departed feeling sad , when they were already forgotten by relatives , i think they do , because they remind the relatives through dreams .
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
Yes, I believe they also visit us through dreams.
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@SIMPLYD (79652)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
@acelawrites That is also true .
@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
1 Nov 16
Well, I always joke around that if you can't visit your departed relatives on November 2, they can always visit you any time!
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
Yes it is true, you can visit them anytime of the year or just pray for them anywhere.
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
5 Nov 16
@acelawrites true. I'd rather go on a different day so I can pray more solemnly. There are far too many people and distractions during these days in the cemeteries.
• Philippines
3 Nov 16
I wanted to go but the shuttle i rode to when to another route but we might come back this saturday.
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
Traffic in Metro Manila also in other places hinders people from going to places they wanted to go.
@DianneN (78053)
• United States
2 Nov 16
I feel sad for my parents and relatives who are long gone.
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
So sorry to know about it.
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