It’s been many years since the last time I had Halloween in Davao. Not that we had a Halloween party or tricks or treats in the neighborhood, but the the special thing we would always do on this day was and is to visit the graves of the deceased. Unfortunately, I don’t remember associating All Saints’ Day and All Souls Day when I was in my hometown. All we’re up to is to prepare foods and spend a night at the cemetery, but of course we don’t need to do this if we have no dead relatives. I’m sure my family in Davao have already prepared for today’s visit to my father’s grave.
And for me who misses the family gatherings out there, I can only sit with hubby and watch thriller films. I’ve learnt to associate Halloween with the 1st of November when I heard the knock on the door and a group of children in weird costumes surprised me with “tricks or treats”. When this day come, I would always say “treats” and hand them a bag of candies. Though I don’t know what tricks they could make but children can be tricky sometimes. Halloween party? Out of the question.
Happy Halloween my dear, and are you both not all dressed up in Halloween costume?
Happy Hallloween! am from Davao too:)
Today is the day…Awoooo…hahaha walay lingaw Len oy, bahay lang kami. Nagoffer na kami mass prayer for all the souls at sindi candle tonight pala ano salamat sa tip. Ayoko ng Halloween Party at buti nalang mga kids ko di masyado interested hahaha. Na miss ko rin yung sama-sama kami mga kapatid ko at Mom ko at tropa ko dati dadalaw sa mga puntod. HAPPY HALLOWEEN ulit Len..awoooo
Di mo ba namimiss halloween dito sa Pinas. Grabe fren. Sa sementeryo na kami halos natulog. nakadalawang balik pa ko dito sa house to get some stuff. Masaya pero nakakapagod. Natalo nga ko sa tong-its eh. Hahaha!
I hope you had a wonderful time during this annual event. 🙂
Nick Phillips says
You guys actually spend the night at the graves??? Oh man, I’d freak out!
Happy Halloween btw 😀
Happy Halloween Marlene. Ngayon lang kami nakaranas ng trick or treat dahil activity sa school nila Sean. Nag enjoy naman sya, ang daming candies hehe. Pumunta rin kami sa puntod ng Papa ko ang daming tao, ang haba pa ng nilakad namin.
ngtitipid na mga tao. konti nlng mgbigay. yung iba nga isang piraso lang….waaaahhh
Aww! I don’t think I can handle Halloween Party, hehee! Must be scary.
Happy Halloween to you, too. Pareha ta!
Nakakamiss talaga, di ba. Ibang-iba kasi sa ating kapag ganitong celebration. Ipon-ipon talaga.
Naku! Namimiss ko palagi kapag ganitong buwan. Imagine 9 years na rin akong absent sa salu-salo, hehee.
Yes, that’s how we love graves, hahaa! Not really freaky cos the cemetery’s jampacked with crowd.
May trick or treat na rin pala ang school ni Sean. Mabuti naman kung ganuon. Sa panahon ko, wala talaga yan. Puro bisita sa puntod lang ang ginagawa namin, hehee.
Kumusta na? Sa atin, chelle, kahit naghihirap ay naghahanda pa rin, hahaa!
Shanker Bakshi says
I wish i can celebrate Halloween too.