Philippines Angeles Mission
November 2012 - May 2014

Saturday, November 2, 2013

All Saints Day/ Halloween

November 1 is a huge holiday as they celebrate All Saints Day to honor their deceased loved ones. There are two types of cemetary's here, This one is where wealthy people are buried. Those who can afford it have these little buildings that house their family.

In side one of those buildings. ( I don't know what they call them)

On this day the roads leading to the cemetaries were lined for blocks with little booths selling everything from food to flowers, candles, and even Halloween masks and glow stick toys. The entrances had commercial booths selling pizza, chicken, donuts, popcorn etc.

Families gathered by their family graves and spent the day and some stay all night.

They have beautiful bouquets of flowers and many candles. They enjoy family and have meals together.

The crowds of people and all the booths reminded us of rodeo days at home or the 4th of July.

It was all amazing and beautiful.

Coincidentally  they celebrate Halloween the same day. However Halloween is not a big deal here, just a bit of face painting and a few costumes. They told us there would be trick or treaters but we never saw any.

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