Monday, November 2, 2009
All Soul's Day
Today is All Soul's day. Yesterday, November 1, and today are important dates in the lives Butuanon and probably all of the Filipinos in the whole Philippine archipelago. These are the days where most of the people go back to the town and cities they came from to light candles, and pray for the souls of departed loved ones. It is also the time for a family gatherings and of picnics at the cemetery. As weird as it sounds, it's really not, in practice.
This photo was taken from our family burial spot in the city cemetery. We don't have trick or treats, but we still enjoy the jack-o-lanterns.