I’m sure my family and relatives in Davao have been busy preparing for tomorrow’s highlight of the month. It’s always on the 1st and 2nd of November that we pay a visit to our demised loved ones in the cemetery. I must say I haven’t been with my family on this occasion for eleven years now. But the memories I used to celebrate with them are, of course, unforgettable. The cemetery were crowded from the crow of the cock in the morning till the wee hours of the next day. I remember some people were sleeping over the graveyard. We tried to do it once but it rained so we went home. Because of the crowd, the cemetery becomes a no-scary place on this occasion, that’s why many are staying longer than midnight.
It’s a no-thriller night for the cemeteries this Halloween, thanks to visiting people lighting candles, offering flowers on the graves of their loved ones. According to history, Halloween is the time when the dead spooked and disturbed the living. To scare them away, people started wearing spooky masquerade. But in a modern time, a Halloween party or gathering is organized not to scare away ghosts but to have fun. I don’t know, however, if I would have fun in this kind of a party when I see spooky faces in front of me. I haven’t been to a Halloween party.