Filipinos vary in different ways!
Every year Filipinos celebrates All Saints Day on every first day of November and All Souls Day in the second day. It is a nationwide holiday in the Philippines, where people and families remembers and honours friends and relatives who passed away. Filipinos celebrated it in every different and special way. Visiting graves, offering flowers and even dished up food in the grave. Though Filipinos are superstitious and have plenty of myths and beliefs, they find and considered it as a tradition by culture and by generations. I can still remember when I was a kid my mother always told me to write a name of all the dead relative’s names in a piece of paper and placed it in the altar, then there’s some of the dead peoples favourite food served in the altar too. The most commonly rites done is by litting candles and offer a prayer to those souls in the cemetery. This event is very solemn, in some ways it is also festive! Why?, because some people have partying everywhere next to graves of their love ones and some even stayed overnight.
It is also considered as a party time to some, since it falls usually on a weekend and no work for some, you can see Halloween party celebrations anywhere, where people dressed up horror like images. People from cities goes home to their provinces, and to those travellers; expect fully booked transportations like buses, plane, ferries even jeepneys. Its a long weekend for some and used it as time to get together with families. Just a reminder to foreigners that in times where there is crowd like this , it is the best time to be really careful and be aware not to be a victim of those snatchers and hold uppers in the streets and any transportation means because they fin it as a really big opportunity to move and look for some possible victims.