Do you celebrate your late parents birthday?
March 6, 2017 3:16am CST
This is a question I usually have in mind when I heard of a relative or friend on celebrating the birthday of a dead parent / sister/ brother / wife / husband and so on. Last Saturday, was my late mothers birthday. Though she is long time gone, we still have family bonding on her birthday. My siblings and their families came to my house where my father live and we "celebrate" my mother's day. Of course we were happy especially that my father was happy seeing us all together for a short time. We have visited my mothers' grave and we employed a friend to lead the prayer in the cemetery. We paid her after lunch before she and her husband went home. It was a good and enjoyable bonding day with my Filipino family. We cooked delicious food and after lunch we had Karaoke bonding until late afternoon. Do you meet your family for this kind of occasion?
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6 Mar 17
When my Dad passed and there was still mom yes we use to gather at Mom's house on Dad's birthday. Since Mom passed we don't do it anymore. Of course I remember them on their special days and I will find a way to honor their memory but we no longer gather as a family.
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6 Mar 17
It's nice that your family gets together to celebrate your moms birthday. Both my parents are deceased now but we don't celebrate their birthdays anymore. I do remember both my parents on their special day but it's not a day for family gatherings
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6 Mar 17
It is typical for Filipinos to do that. Yes we also do and it is a way to bond with siblings and respective families. I love that flower in your photo. I have that plant in my garden and still waiting for it to grow enough and give the same beautiful flower like that.