November 1 and 2 are national holidays here in the Philippines for All Saints and All Souls days. The cemeteries take on a carnival type aire minus the rides. There are vendors selling food, candles, flowers, cemetery plots, phone service, toys. Many families congregate at the grave of their loved one(s) to have a reunion, share a meal.
A friend of ours rented a canopy to be over Jerard's grave for November 1 and 2. We spent time at the cemetery yesterday (November 1) visiting with friends.
a Catholic mass at the cemetery in the morning
a makeshift cr (bathroom)
another cemetery near Forest Lake cemetery
busy vendor ally in evening at cemetery