All Saints and All Souls Days

November 1 and 2 are big holidays here in the Philippines.

The cemeteries become like fair grounds with people camping by the grave of a loved one, vendors selling food, plastic light up toys, candles, flowers, balloons....families having reunions at the graveside of loved ones.

It's quite a spectacle.

We walked around the cemetery where Jerard is buried yesterday. We placed flowers on his grave but didn't camp out or have a picnic there, though we did enjoy some of the edible delights of the vendors.

Hopefully I can post some pictures soon. (The pics above are from a local website posted from this holiday weekend here in Davao).

Kurt took some photos on his tablet. I'm waiting for him to load them onto the computer. I'm really praying for a camera for Christmas!!!