|A typical scene at a cemetery during Undas|
We know that November 1 and 2 in the Philippines means spending a day at the cemetery with relatives to pay our respect to those who have gone on before us. Aside from prayers, fellowship, and the ever Pinoy kainan, Undas is a distinctly Filipino tradition that seems like no other in the world. But after some simple researching on Google, we found that in the other parts of the world there are similar celebrations that are meant to honor the dead as well.
From Los Dias de los Muertos in Mexico, to how Ecuadorian's celebrate November 1 and 2 seated near the graves of their dearly departed. It's interesting to see that the ways people all over the world celebrate their versions of Undas. This article from Huffington Post shows how "Day of the Dead" all over the world is celebrated. It was published last year, but if you're interested to find out more, the pictures are a bit scary, but very fascinating.
Wishing everyone a meaningful long weekend ahead!