Halloween Traditions
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Here in the Philippines we call Halloween as "Undas"

One of many traditions in Undas is the setting some food offerings to the departed. it is called "Atang". the atang is usually Sinuman (Pinoy version of rice cake), a hard boiled egg on top of it, some wine, usually beer, and Pancit (Pinoy/Chinese style noodles). the Atang is set together with candles in a family altar or in the living room table, it is said that you must also slightly open your door so that the spirits would come inside the house and exit at the same manner. and when its getting darker,(usually around 5-6pm) candles should also be lit in front of doorways or at the gate of the house to tell the departed (if it is a family member or a relative) that your family is paying respect and that it symbolizes that the family misses the departed. in superstition, it is said that if you see a black/brown moth inside your house, it means that a departed family member or relative is inside the house watching over.

how about in your country? how do you celebrate the Halloween base on traditions and culture? (the halloween disco parties and trick or treating does not count) and what are the superstitions your country have about halloween. share your thoughts and other things.

(P.S If this topic have already been posted, and if this topic is posted on the wrong section, my apologies, pls report the thread)
Posted 11/1/08

jhaybz29 wrote:

Here in the Philippines we call Halloween as "Undas"

One of many traditions in Undas is the setting some food offerings to the departed. it is called "Atang". the atang is usually Sinuman (Pinoy version of rice cake), a hard boiled egg on top of it, some wine, usually beer, and Pancit (Pinoy/Chinese style noodles). the Atang is set together with candles in a family altar or in the living room table, it is said that you must also slightly open your door so that the spirits would come inside the house and exit at the same manner. and when its getting darker,(usually around 5-6pm) candles should also be lit in front of doorways or at the gate of the house to tell the departed (if it is a family member or a relative) that your family is paying respect and that it symbolizes that the family misses the departed. in superstition, it is said that if you see a black/brown moth inside your house, it means that a departed family member or relative is inside the house watching over.

how about in your country? how do you celebrate the Halloween base on traditions and culture? (the halloween disco parties and trick or treating does not count) and what are the superstitions your country have about halloween. share your thoughts and other things.

(P.S If this topic have already been posted, and if this topic is posted on the wrong section, my apologies, pls report the thread)


Hello there my friend.We're from the same country therefore,we do have the same tradition.
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Hello there my friend.We're from the same country therefore,we do have the same tradition.


Hahah Kababayan!! lol kaw pa una nag post hahah,

just want to add: well usually if you visited the grave of a departed relative you really dont need to set an "atang" you only set it if you werent able to visit. and a person who just arrived home after going to a cemetery should change clothes immediately after arriving home, it is said that if ever not, other spirits might visit your home and stay there thinking that it was their relatives home.

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Hahah Kababayan!! lol kaw pa una nag post hahah,

just want to add: well usually if you visited the grave of a departed relative you really dont need to set an "atang" you only set it if you werent able to visit. and a person who just arrived home after going to a cemetery should change clothes immediately after arriving home, it is said that if ever not, other spirits might visit your home and stay there thinking that it was their relatives home.



Syempre mag-kababayan tayo eh.Suportahan lang.
Atang?Di ko pa naririnig yun ah.
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http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/Halloween/why.htm


^ This site pretty much explains all the traditions in the UK...lol
(btw I'm Chinese...)
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Syempre mag-kababayan tayo eh.Suportahan lang.
Atang?Di ko pa naririnig yun ah.


well maybe Atang is an Ilocano word, i forgot the tagalog word for it, but i saw that even peoples from manila set "Atang" and even kapangpangan people have this as a tradition. ano ba salita nyo sa probinsya nyo?

Posted 11/1/08

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SkyLightSun wrote:

Syempre mag-kababayan tayo eh.Suportahan lang.
Atang?Di ko pa naririnig yun ah.


well maybe Atang is an Ilocano word, i forgot the tagalog word for it, but i saw that even peoples from manila set "Atang" and even kapangpangan people have this as a tradition. ano ba salita nyo sa probinsya nyo?



I'm from Cavite therefore my dialect is Tagalog.LOLZ.
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SkyLightSun wrote:

I'm from Cavite therefore my dialect is Tagalog.LOLZ.
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Ilocano lol, well i guess we really do have same Halloween traditions lol



Nyarth wrote:

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/Halloween/why.htm


^ This site pretty much explains all the traditions in the UK...lol
(btw I'm Chinese...)


i was wondering, do Chinese people celebrate Halloween? any traditions they have?

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too long to read the post. hehe. but i'm from philippines too. every Halloween we go to the cemetery to visit our dead love ones and light candles for them.
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SkyLightSun wrote:

I'm from Cavite therefore my dialect is Tagalog.LOLZ.
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Ilocano lol, well i guess we really do have same Halloween traditions lol



My mom is an Ilocana.LOL.xD.
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Wow, I didn't know that the Philippines had Halloween Traditions even though I've been living there since I was a baby 'till 2nd grade.
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