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I surely miss the times how we, Filipinos celebrate November the first and second in the country. We go to the cemetery to light candles for the souls, pray and just spend time in there. We don't get to the place often but at least in a year we visit the graves to pray for the dead. At home, we cooked different kinds of Philippine delicacies and offered them to our respective altars along with flowers. The larger part of the food is spent of course for us to eat and share to our neighbors. It usually looks good having more dishes on the table adding those that are shared. It has been over six years, apart from Birthdays, Christmases and New Years, this season is just one of those I yearn being home with my family.
The Feast of the ALL SAINTS is a day to remember the glories of heaven and those who are there. We believe those souls who had lived well in life here on earth aligned to faith and good deeds are in the heaven with the Lord. While the feast of ALL SOULS day reminds us of our obligations to live lives on the holy path and that there will be cleansing of the souls of those destined to heaven. Some may be wondering why Catholics have these days as official holidays in the calendar, for info attached below is the video from Gloria TV explaining the events based on Biblical Scriptures.