Halloween just like Christmas celebrated every year worldwide, it is also known as Hallows eve or the eve of All Saints Day. Traditionally in most part of the world it is celebrated on the eve of 31st of October by children who dresses in costumes, it can be hero, fairy, angel or any horrific costumes, and they are doing trick or treating, or some carving pumpkins displaying it on their houses with bonfires and others playing games or going to horror houses or any horror attractions.
In the Philippines, we are celebrating this occasions starting from the night of 31st of October up to 2nd day of November. Parties are everywhere starting on the night of 31st with their different costumes. There are lots of horror attractions such us horror houses and hearing lots of horror stories from different shows in local network.
But for most Filipino families we celebrated Halloween by cleaning, cutting out grasses and repainting the tomb of our love ones. We offer masses, prayers, candles and fresh flowers to the niche. In most cases cemeteries are like in festive mood because lots of families sleep on the cemetery, having reunions or get together to their relatives. Some during these occasions take this as an opportunity for visiting relatives to the province and have time to bond with their kids.
In some occasions for those Pinoy who doesn’t have an opportunity to visit the graves of their loves ones offer a food offering to the altar and put candles in front of their door, to commemorate their deceased loved ones.
But in whatever ways we celebrate Halloween, let’s always remember the true essence of this occasions.
Happy Halloween….. aaaaawwwwwoooooooo…………