November 3, 2009

All Soul's Day - Philippines' Halloween Version

The great thing about being multi-cultural is being able to celebrate different versions of Holidays in different ways. Like Halloween, it has it's own version in the Philippines -where I was born - and usually celebrated on Nov 1 and 2. It is an influence handed-down to the country by Spanish colonizers where they celebrate the Day of the dead, of which is also a time-honored tradition in Mexico. In the Philippines, it is called All Soul's day. And if you must know, the big celebration takes place inside the cemetery! Now THAT is what you call spooky!

Typical Scenes inside cemeteries during All Soul's day
in the Philippines

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To my Fellow Filipino and of Spanish heritage brothers and sisters,
Happy All Soul's day or Happy Day of the Dead!

Are you originally from another Country? Do you have any holidays that's similar to US holidays? How is it celebrated?

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  1. Thank you for sharing this tradition with us.

  2. It's always neat to learn about other cultures! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Love this tradition! I'm a Spanish class right now at work and our teacher told us about the day of the dead.

    Happy day of the dea!


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