First of November

1 Nov
Candles and Flowers

Candles and Flowers

All Saint’s Day

It has been a Filipino tradition to celebrate All Saint’s Day or All Soul’s Day at the cemetery.  Members of the family, relatives and close friends place on fresh flowers or customized basket of flowers at the tomb of their departed love ones. They also lit up candles and pray together silently for the souls of their relatives. They really miss their love ones who were already rested in peace and trying to accept the fact that their love ones will never come back again to see them.

Socialization

Aside from Christmas Day, the first day of November sometimes serves as reunion of family members, close relatives, friends, classmates and schoolmates. They bring something to eat like lunch meals and snacks. They talk about anything that sounds interesting to them. They talk about family matters, personal issues, childhood memories, school memorable moments, work experiences and success stories.  They enjoy their company and have some fun.

Significance of November First

November First does not only signify prayers in remembering our departed love ones.  It does not only remembering their heroism, legacy, advocacy, integrity, attitude and personality but also remembering them as greatest people in their own ways leading them towards eternal life.

November First does not only signify reunion or social gathering of all the people that are closed to us. It does not only mean of getting together for a purpose but also remembering those people who are still alive by showing our concern, love and care to them. Some of them are facing certain life challenges. Some people are living in poverty. Others are suffering from severe illnesses or diseases. Some of them are elderly people or persons with special needs. Those concerned citizens of the world have urgent basic needs which every person should pay more attention and able to respond as quickly as possible to their needs. These people need our help and attention more than those people that were rested in peace.

This is the true meaning of November First.  This is what our departed love ones wish and want for us to do. Life is too short for people who are doing great things than those who are doing nothing.

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3 Responses to “First of November”

  1. philip john dhenzel s. canceran November 9, 2016 at 12:06 am #

    Ang first of november ay nakaka mapanindig balahibo dahil simula noong bata ako laging sinasabi sakin ng mamako na huwag daw ako lalabas ng aming tahanan dahil nakakatakot ,lalong lalona kapag november 1 dahil maramidaw multo, kaya nakakatakot talaga kapag first of november

  2. JOMEL CAMANIAN November 9, 2016 at 5:04 pm #

    Nakakatakot, malas, at punong maitim na puwersa daw ang araw na ito subalit, taliwas sa nadarama nila ang nangyayari sa akin at marahil pati na sa mga kapit bahay namin at mga kaibigan ko dito sa lugar namin. Sa pagsapit ng araw na ito ay masayang nagluluto ang mga nanay sa lugar nmin ng nagtutulungan, kami ang tagahusga kung tama na ang lasa . Sa gabi ay naglalaro kaming mga magkakaibigan at nagkukuwentuhan , bagay na masaya para sa akin.
    Gr 11STEM B
    JOMEL CAMANIAN

  3. JOMEL CAMANIAN November 9, 2016 at 5:05 pm #

    Sinasabi na sila ang ilaw ng tahanan, subalit para sa akin ay higit pa dito ang ginagawa nila. Ang taong naghirap ng mahigit sa siyam na buwan, nagbigaybuhay, nangalaga at patuloy na sumusuporta sa atin at napakarami pang ibang gawain. Lahat ng mga iyon ay kanilang ginagawa ng lubos para sa ikabubuti natin. Ngayon taas noo at buong puso kong sinasabi kung gaano ko kamahal ang aking ina at nangangako na handa kong doblehin ng paulit-ulit ang kanilang ginawa para sa akin.
    Gr. 11 STEM B
    JOMEL CAMANIAN

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