Wednesday, November 1, 2006

All Saints Day

Today is the day everybody troops to the cemeteries. This is the day when we remember our dead. This would be a combination of Memorial Day and Thanksgiving Day when family members make their way to their respective ancestral roots and remember the dearly departed.

Certainly a curious feast considering All Souls Day falls the day after November 1 but if you want to witness a spectacle all you'll need to do is go to the town cemetery and you will see the entire place dotted with tents and blankets with people teeming all over.

For the enterprising who choose to open a concession stand for food and drink and flowers, a killing can be quickly made.

This is the first time in 18 years that I found myself back in the cemetery for ASD. There is so much faith and family in my poor and troubled country.

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