In this modern era most common traditional still exist and observed in many parts of the world. The Philippines is one of those countries which tradition and custom are not much affected with the modernization.
This is a continuation about common funeral tradition and custom here in my country, the Philippines. Here are the lists of common tradition and custom which most places/ people follow and observed. Since each towns or provinces around the country has unique and distinct custom also. Moreover, after the burial ceremony there are few things that the bereaved family must execute.
Nine days of prayers
41st day after the burial
This day is very important to the family because after this day, every family member can go back to their normal life. However, each of them shall wear a small black pin or ribbon on their left chest. On this day the family will again offer prayers and this time a bigger feast for the relatives and friends. More foods are served during this event. In other towns or provinces, they spend this day for a beach outing. They believed that swimming represents a finished task and obligation for the dead person’s spirit. It means that the family members successfully executed everything that may help the dead person’s spirit reached his/her destination.
To be continued………..
follow the link to read the part 1