Another old tradition that is still being practiced today is candle lighting in front of homes. Candles are lit in the evening and are believed to help light up the way for the dead as they travel into the afterlife.
The number of people going to the cemetery before the actual holidays pales in comparison to the people arriving during the peak of All Saints’ Day.
According to the Manila Police District, around 1.1 million people visited Manila North Cemetery at around 2 p.m. on November 1, Inquirer reported.
While cemeteries in the Philippines were packed during the holidays, partygoers also made their way to local bars to celebrate.
RM-16, a small hidden bar tucked behind Tittos Latin BBQ & Brew located in East Capitol Drive, Pasig was full of life on October 31 as most of the patrons were from a younger generation.
The number of people going to celebrate this holiday is growing.
“We’ve been operating for two years and we think that patrons have significantly increased year after year,” Winslow, the marketing lead for Tittos Latin BBQ & Brew, told NextShark.
To all the Filipinos and Filipino Americans out there, what did you do this Halloween? Share your stories!
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