Everyone Ready For All Saints Day!

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I suppose I should count myself lucky as arriving on the 3rd next month. That way I just miss All Saints Day. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind All Saints Day, but it just seems every time I am in a relationship on November the 1st, Mikey usually gets roped into a lot of work at the cemetery, especially because we all know what a soft touch I am  :dance: .

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It's a Filipino thing and a holiday where all major businesses close. And for some it will be about a week off. Along with Holy Week, Christmas and New Years.

 

They earn that, so many of them will travel home.

 

Nothing in it for us, usually very quiet around here.

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First time I visited Philippines (2001) it was suggested that because it was hot in Manila I should take a trip to Baguio.

On the eve of All Saints day our small party set off by bus it took nearly 9 hours because of traffic heading out!

Once there, visiting the Cathedral was a experience  I will never forget, if only for the celebrations around the graves!

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Over the last 3 years, once a month I take a broom with me on my daily walks and swing by the family tomb at our local cemetery. Takes a few minutes to sweep away the leaves etc. But it is really noticed by the locals. If you looking for a way to become accepted into the local community this is one way to get noticed. I get waves and grins from lots of strangers now.

 

Just a "for what it's worth"

That is very very good advice.

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We got a break as Gina suggested we pay uncle's 2 days salary last night.

 

And today they have a pansit out for the neighbours, so we will be ahead.

 

This Barangay is treating this whole last 10 days as a Fiesta leading up to our baptism. Drinks and food every night and most of the neighbours coming over.

 

End of rice harvesting and week's holiday, so it's full on here.  Drinks all day today, but I'm not involved.

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Nothing in it for us, usually very quiet around here.

 

Couldn't agree more, it gets just to Party time and I am looked at  to foot the Bill usually but this Year I have said No,

Harsh as it sounds and I have no wish to offend but if people were to look after others better in Life, the Dead would not maybe, have been where they are for so long.

JMHO

 

Jack :unsure:

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Over the last 3 years, once a month I take a broom with me on my daily walks and swing by the family tomb at our local cemetery. Takes a few minutes to sweep away the leaves etc. But it is really noticed by the locals. If you looking for a way to become accepted into the local community this is one way to get noticed. I get waves and grins from lots of strangers now.

 

Just a "for what it's worth"

A little Whinge on this one please, My Wife and her Eldest niece are the only ones in the family that take it in turns to clean the 4 tombs of the Family. Yet they ( the family) will all be there in their numbers eating and Tisismis galore Criticizing all other families missing from surrounding Dirty Graves and Tombs. Then it will all appear on FB like it was a Roadshow. Towards Dusk it is like a light show.

 

I will pass on others things but I think you all understand what I mean. Supposed to be Solemn Not Party time But.....................and the commercialism just appalls me.

 

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It's been 8 years for me here and even now I still have a hard time wraping my head around the Filipinos litterly partying up at their loved one's grave site. Maybe it's just me but I feel this is disrespecting the dead. JMHO.

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It's been 8 years for me here and even now I still have a hard time wraping my head around the Filipinos litterly partying up at their loved one's grave site. Maybe it's just me but I feel this is disrespecting the dead. JMHO.

I respect your opinion but I think it's a cool tradition. It shows respect for everyone to visit their loved ones graveside. Tipping a few drinks is just part of the culture whenever gathering. I'd prefer the folks I leave behind to have a good time. What the heck it's not like they're going to wake me from a dirt nap.

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