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  • Halloween All Over the World

    Halloween is the perfect time for a good scare but, aside from the fake blood, intricate costumes and sugar-coated sweets, it is a holiday that bears many versions of tradition from different countries. In the Philippines, it is a time for visiting deceased loved ones by lighting candles and offering flowers on their graves. The […]

  • Kulitan: The Ancient Kapampangan Alphabet

    Culture, Traditions 15/08/2018

    We, Kapampangans, take pride in our dialect so much so that we have even made viral Facebook posts about it. Buwan ng Wika is an occasion that encourages such pride— it is a time when Filipinos get together and celebrate a special aspect of our culture: language. In line with this, it is important to […]

  • Holy Week Traditions and Practices (Observed by Filipinos)

    Traditions 25/03/2018

    Mahal na Araw, Semana Santa or Holy Week is one of the most important seasons for Roman Catholics here in the Philippines. It is one very sacred tradition in the Filipino culture for this is the time where the life of Jesus on earth is observed and remembered. Activities during this season include re-enactment, reliving […]

  • Simbang Gabi: The Christmas Tradition Goes on

    Simbang Gabi is a series of nine dawn masses which begins on December 16th and ends on December 24th.  It usually starts as early as 4:00 in the morning and culminates with the midnight mass on Christmas Eve.  Churches all over the nation by now prepare to open the doors and welcome all the families […]

  • #UNDAS2017: Tradition along with the Trend

    Today, all roads lead to cemeteries and memorial parks as Filipinos pay respect to their departed loved ones. This is one Filipino culture that withstood time, technology and trends. Visiting the dead at least once in a year is one thing that defines Filipinos. November 1st is the time for families to get together, only […]