Wednesday, October 27, 2010
After the barangay and SK elections, it is time to prepare for the November 1 and 2 All Saints and All Souls Day. As early as now, people go to cemeteries to prepare these days by by cleaning and painting the perimeters of the tombs. Some have shrines that look like big houses for their tombs. Others have to drive away families of informal settlers that occupy the shrines they have build for the tomb. For me, I have to buy white paint so my brother can paint the tomb that houses my late father and grandmother. It is a tradition for the family to go there every November 1 and 2. We bring flowers and candles and offer prayers for them.