By Explorer2017
42 days ago

All Saint's Day in the Philippines

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November 1 is our national holiday. It is the day for the dead. We call it as All Saint's Day.

The government employees are given the "full opportunity" to celebrate this day for the dead. To this effect, a memorandum circular no. 51 from the Office of the President has been issued. This circular gives those employees the chance to go home early. Thus, the government office was cut off as early as 3 O'clock in the afternoon so that they will have the ample time to prepare to go home.

This holiday is a very special time of the year which every member of the family goes to the memorial park or cemetery where their departed loved ones were buried. They bring along with them bouquet of beautiful flowers to offer and several colored candles to light.

This occasion is one of the times of the year that family reunion or get-together among the members of the family is held. Those who live afar or work abroad may go home and be reunited with their family.

All Saint's Day is the day for the dead so that the living would have time to pay respect for their departed loved ones.
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Violeta Interesting article
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Amberb1120 very interesting never heard of it
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RalRey Here in Venezuela, as in almost all the countries of South America and the Center, the tradition of celebrating the Day of Saints and the Day of the Dead on November 1 and 2, in that order, is also fulfilled. In one way or another, at some point I became involved as a Venezuelan, and as a Catholic Christian. But from my conversion to biblical Christianity, to evangelical Christianity, as a son and servant of God I took care to get away from that and other celebrations of religious tradition and culture, because, according to the Scriptures, I understood that the born again Christian, the son of God, was committed to the Word of God and with his Son Jesus, who has passed from death to life, no longer celebrates death, but life, celebrates the risen Christ. I do not want to point out in any way that we stop remembering our deceased with respect. But mixing with people to go to the cemetery to bring flowers, light candles and say prayers for the dead is another thing that is not right.
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dorageorg So nice article
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Nevena83 Interesting
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Jelenajeca good article 😃😃😃
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Deliana May God rest in peace all the dead people!
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Explorer2017 @RalRey thanks for the updated info😉
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Tomi Very good article
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Explorer2017 @Tomi Thanks😉
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