Friday, October 31, 2008
ALL SOULS AND ALL SAINTS DAY
Wow, we got a good weather today. The sun is up unlike yesaterday where it was always raining cats and dogs. Many people will be going to cemeteries to do clean ups of their respective loved ones tombs. November 1 and 2 will be dedicated to going to cemeteries and offering prayers for the dead, it is All Sould and All Saints Day, respectively. Most people stay until late night with food and drinks, drinks that are intoxicating are banned by the police authorities for security reasons, with families and friends. I could sometimes say that every November 1 and 2 that it is a party at the cemetery because by tradition people bring in food and drinks. It is a creepy thing to eat at the cemetery but, many people indulge into it. Its as if they are eating with the souls of their loved. They even offer food in the tomb and drinks, too if that demised loved one used to be a drinker when still alive. My mother is a traditional person, she encourages us to bring food to the cemetery. After praying the rosary and offering prayers for the souls, the tomb of my father and grandma where we used to gather becomes our picnic site.