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.
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….
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.