November 01, 2007

remembering kalag2 sa pinas..

Every 1st day of November, Filipinos especially Roman Catholics observed All Saint's Day!I remember way back my teenage years... As a family tradition.. my grandma used to prepare different kinds of foods for the occassion and she then make "halad" (food offering) for our dear dead ones. The foods were put in the altar and at exactly 8:00 o'clock in the evening.. we offered prayers for the dead. Right after the prayers.. we all ate together. The following day, November 2nd (All Soul's day).. Everyone in the family goes to the cemetery and offered prayers, masses, flowers & lighted candles in the tombs of our loved ones. Oh, how i wish to be with my family (back home) on this special day.

HALLOWEEN & A BLESSED ALL SAINT'S DAY TO EVERYONE..!

By the way, if you have time.. read this article i found on the net:

"Reasons why All Saint's Day in the Philippines is better than Thanksgiving in the US
1. You're not obliged to serve turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie to your family and they can't complain if you just hand them out kornik and kropek.
2. You get to hang out in the cemetary.
3. There's no football here so you won't miss anything if you go to the cemetary.
4. Family reunions--deceased members included.
5. You think you're in Lollapalooza when you reach the cemetery except that instead of rock and roll, you hear cheesy, bakya music, Britney Spears, the current hits remade into dance tunes or some drunk man singing off-key to a karaoke song.
6. Collecting candle drops so you can either sell them or use them to wax your floor.
7. We have none of that "I'm so thankful for yada-yada-yada" crap those crappy Americans are so full of; heck Erap's already a handful.
8. You get to hit on girls/guys in the cemetary and people won't think you're some sort of sick weirdo.
9. You've always wanted to have a picnic in an exotic place, well here's your chance; the local memorial park's waiting for you.
10. You have to be actually thankful for anything.

Thank you for stopping by!

12 comments:

Ylan said...

halu maam!
kabalo ka unsa akong ginahan sa kalag2x? ang mga biko, binignit ug uban pa! hehehe (awa ebedensya sa akong pagkakuma!) :P

che said...

I would agree,Am..much better gyud ang tradition nato mga Pinoy coz one thing.....the family get closer..bisan wala handa..basta magkatipon-tipon..tc dina and happy weekends nyo...

Malou said...

sa bata pa ko Ams kada silingan amo adtoon kay ang mga pagkaon, labi na to mag valencyana ,bisag naa pa sa balay pero nindot man gyod magsilingan silingan kay beboo dala imo mga mega

magkatawa man hinoon ko maghuna-huna kay usa magsugod halad halad amo lantawon to amo mga silingan unsalan ang ila giloto , dayon pagka gabii amo adtoon .......mga wise kaayo mi kay amo gyod unahon nindot na giloto hehehehe

thanks for sharing madam Amy
happy week end

Lanie G said...

Hi Mareng Amy, Kumusta.. I enjoy reading your post here.. you too happy halloween and happy blessed all soul's day. Dili gyod nako mabaylo atong culture kay as in we are so close gyod sa atong mga pamilya.. this Wednesday my family will be at my father's flat for vigil until the following day how I wish I can go home during kalag2x.. ampo nalang nako ako papa mareng ams.. magbiko kono sila ug magluto para didto sila manga-on sa lubong sa ako papa.. last year bibo kaayo sila didto..Mao man gyod ni ang special occassion sa kalag-kalag dili pareha dinhi nga boring lol.. na sige mareng have a nice weekend sa inyong tulo.. take care

Genalyn said...

Hi dame,thanks for tagging me.Taga cebu diay ko.Ikaw cebu pod ka?ug asa dapit sa cebu?Mao bitaw no kahinumdum jud ko sa pinas kalag kalag bitaw.Lahi ra kaayo diri sa lain nasod.Happy halloween kanimo diha madame in advance!

agring said...

Ako pod mingaw sa ako family sa Pinas. I wish to be with them too. Take care and happy weekend.

amy said...

hi agring, salamat sa imong message of encouragement bahin sa "digiscrapping" ha! ako diay to balikon kon duna koy time. btaw, makamao raman jud tingali ko ana kon taas palang og patience.. syalan pod ning mubo raman kog tingkoy gud. lol*

Happy halloween ninyo dinha! take care as well.

amy said...

Gen, welcome uy! diay taga Cebu pod ko Mabolo area sa una dalaga pa. Karon tua nami sa Tabogon (Poblacion) mother's side. Btaw, nindot kalag2 sa atoa kay alegre mura mag pista ang menteryo gud. dinhi mingaw kaayo bulak lang ila offerings wala gani dagkot kandela.

lain pod ato,dugay naka diha sa Luxembourg? nus-a man ka uli sa cebu? Happy Halloween sab ninyo dinha!

amy said...

mareng lan, lahi ra jud btaw ila tradition dinhi. diri sa france flowers lang ilaha og not allowed ka mag dagkot og candles.. whereas sa atoa tolerate bisan unsa, pwede pa gani mag karaoke. lol* Igo nalang ta ani handum sa pinas:)

happy halloween sa inyong tulo dinha! sigurado jud enjoy si andrew doing trick & treat..

amy said...

katawa man ko nimo malou uy! mangalag diay mog una. lol* ang uban pod kay pagka ugma na.. kana salin sa halad maoy para sa kalag nga buhi kuno. hehehe*

happy halloween ninyo diha madame:)

amy said...

sakto jud ka che,dili man importante ang handa sa atoa kay bisan gani tapok2 lang malingaw naman tas storya og kataw-anay. hehehe* happy halloween & have a nice week too:)

amy said...

smiling ylan, pastilan motug-an jud kas tinoud ba. hehehe* btaw,ikaon nalang nya ko apil og biko, bodbod og kana bingkas mandaue sab.. pinaliki raba jud na ilaha. lol* Sus, mag imagine nalang ko diri uy:)