All Souls Day ,People Here Partying

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@cacay1 (32861)
Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
November 1, 2016 8:49pm CST
Today is All Souls day. I cannot visit the graves of my parents huh huh huh , I missed them. I cannot also visit others close to me, I am so far away. I just pray for the eternal repose of their souls.All memorial parks in Ph starting yesterday full of people visiting the graves of their beloved and lighting some candles. That is what we do in Philippines as part of our culture and tradition. But what I noticed here in Auckland, they do not visit the graves of the beloved, as a matter of fact, we were invited for a party this All Souls Day, my goodness, so no choice, I have to dance with the music, we attended. We were served 1 plate food containing beans , very small cheese and junk foods .I asked someone of those people visit graves of their dead relatives, his answer was,"no" " not practice here practice here," he said. It is really different, much different in many ways here and in my country of birth. They are so practical. Maybe also in your country, right? Thank you guys. Image is taken this day in a party
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@DianneN (77738)
• United States
2 Nov 16
Very unusual practice. I visit my parents' graves any time of year and there are definitely no parties.
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@cacay1 (32861)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Nov 16
@DianneN ,In New Zealand, many do not have religion and many do not believ in God.They had their campaign here last year to " NO TO GOD:, they won't prosper for there are so many Filipinos here almost 150,000 all God believers and some from Fiji and other countries God believers.When I go to church here, there are so few attendees, but during mass where all good for Filipinos attendees exrend outside church.
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@renicemae (3352)
• Philippines
3 Nov 16
@cacay1 That's a shocking fact ro me. I can't believe there are still a lot of people who don't believe in GOD. I'm not judging them but I guess they should take time to read the bible and other books related to our creator. There are a lot of resources if they want to. The time is ripe. We have to turn to GOD and believe in HIM.
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@DianneN (77738)
• United States
3 Nov 16
@cacay1 That is awful in my book, but to each their own. I'm glad you and your fellow countrymen still follow your beliefs!
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@JudyEv (123138)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Nov 16
My sister-in-law went to Mass this morning as did many others. I haven't heard about people partying on All Souls Day.
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@cacay1 (32861)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Nov 16
@JudyEv , That wondered my why they were so excited on that day of the deads. Maybe it is not their tradition.
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@JudyEv (123138)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Nov 16
@cacay1 I guess not. It seems strange to me though and I wouldn't have thought our cultures were that much different.
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@cacay1 (32861)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Nov 16
@JudyEv That is right, we have different cjutures, Asians like me have many beliefs,LOL.
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@BelleStarr (38216)
• United States
2 Nov 16
I went to Mass Today All Saints Day. I don' visit graves on All Souls Day but I think of my deceased loved ones and pray.
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@cacay1 (32861)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Nov 16
@BelleStarr , That is very nice dear.Me, I talked to my parents through my mind this day.
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@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
2 Nov 16
It's Halloween here, then there's memorial day where we visit the dearly departed. I do miss the tradition back there, but I know that my family knows I will always be with them in thoughts and prayers.
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@cacay1 (32861)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Nov 16
@Raine38 , Halloween there seems a must. My friends and relatives celebrate it with costumes whole family.
• United States
2 Nov 16
Yes we don't often visit the grave yard..
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@cacay1 (32861)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby , I Ph only once a year.
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• United States
2 Nov 16
@cacay1 During halloween ?
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@cacay1 (32861)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby During All Souls Day,others All Saints day.
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@LadyDuck (156721)
• Switzerland
2 Nov 16
It's All Souls Day here too, we do not go to the cemetery, some do, but most of us do not.
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@cacay1 (32861)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Nov 16
@LadyDuck , We really have different beliefs.In our place there are also those who cannot go if there is sickness like arthritis for they find it difficult to walk.The parking are is so very far.
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• United States
2 Nov 16
i bet such t'was diff'cult fer ya, hon. diff'rent countries, e'en diff'rent parts'f the same country 've diff'rent customs they adhere to. i'd not call such 'practical', i admire the folks'n yer homeland with their many rituals 'n beliefs they still hold so dear'n pass through the generations. that sorta thingy 'tis mostly lost here'n the u.s. 'n many other places.
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@cacay1 (32861)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Nov 16
@crazyhorseladycx , Yes true, we have cultures and traditions.Our country has close family ties and even those departed are not forgotten.Thanks dear.
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• United States
2 Nov 16
@cacay1 i don't reckon folks 've fergotten their loved ones, jest choose to celebrate their lives'n a diff'rent manner. yer welcome :)
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@cacay1 (32861)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Nov 16
@crazyhorseladycx , Thanks dear, very nice of you.
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@SIMPLYD (79498)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
That's not their tradition so they don't do it . Maybe they visit whenever they can . It's nice that you seem to be always partying and meeting new friends there . That's good , so you will enjoy your stay there .
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@cacay1 (32861)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
10 Nov 16
@SIMPLYD,only few here believe God and many do not have religion.
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@SIMPLYD (79498)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
@cacay1 Oh , i am speechless hearing that .
@Dextoi (2430)
• Philippines
3 Nov 16
Most Filipinos do that but there are also others who don't...
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@cacay1 (32861)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
10 Nov 16
@Dextoi , agree, it depends on the religion.
@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
It becomes a sort of family reunion, aside from Christmas day. In other countries they do not have the same practice as we do here on All soul's Day.
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@cacay1 (32861)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Nov 16
@acelawrites, That is right, we differ in cultures, beliefs and traditions.
@jaboUK (53917)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
It's not a tradition in England either. I'm sure you thought of your parents even if you weren't able to 'visit' them. This post is proof of that.
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@cacay1 (32861)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Nov 16
@jaboUK, Thank you for sharing your thoughts.Our beliefs matter
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@ms1864 (6992)
• Bangalore, India
2 Nov 16
Sorry you couldn't visit your parents graves. It sounds like this tradition is very important to you.
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@cacay1 (32861)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Nov 16
@ms1864 ,That is so true very important for it is only once a year, the year to remember and visit our loved ones.
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@TRBRocks420 (77268)
• Banks, Oregon
2 Nov 16
Happy all souls day
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@cacay1 (32861)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Nov 16
@TRBRocks420 , it cannot be made happy TR . At home now in Ph happy eating .We prepare many foods during this day.
@sunrisefan (17768)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
You can asked your departed loved ones to visit you instead hehehe! Are the couple in the photo your neighbors? Why not try looking out for valmnz? She's a retired teacher in NZ and is making herself busy with writing a book. I think she lives somewhere near Wellington.
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@cacay1 (32861)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Nov 16
@sunrisefan, her place is so very far it needs a plane to reach Wellington.
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Nov 16
here we visit our loved ones graves on Memorial day i n May in the U''s
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@cacay1 (32861)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Nov 16
@Hatley , That day is very known day Memorial day all over the world.