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All Saint’s Day 2008

Sagada Festival of Lights 2005

I was digging through my archives on some photos I could find in relation to Halloween. I found some old 2005 photos that I still haven’t posted here. It would seem I’ve been posting Sagada every All Saint’s Day on this site. Perhaps because I find their traditional practice still interesting at this time when I find Filipino Halloween practices being more modern and commercial with lots of western influences coming in.

Sagada's Festival of Lights
Sagada's Festival of Lights

I was digging through my archives on some photos I could find in relation to Halloween. I found some old 2005 photos that I still haven’t posted here. It would seem I’ve been posting Sagada every All Saint’s Day on this site. Perhaps because I find their traditional practice still interesting at this time when I find Filipino Halloween practices being more modern and commercial with lots of western influences coming in.

A skull at one of the Burial Caves
A skull at one of the Burial Caves

I’ve read reports that less people visit the graves on this days already. Halloween parties are around. I somehow find it funny that we’re celebrating it now much like how a Christmas party does. It’s fun to see people in costumes, kids “trick-or-treating” and Halloween decorations adding colors to establishments. But it’s also good to see this age old practices still being observed by our brothers in the highlands.

Happy All Saint’s Day everyone! November rolls in….

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