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Filipinos Clean Graves, Pray, Honor Dead on All Saints' Day

Filipinos Clean Graves, Pray, Honor Dead on All Saints' Day

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 05:41 AM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Families bring flowers. Relatives seek out graves of departed soldiers. Tombs across the Philippines get cleaned up. And prayers — prayers with candles, silent prayers, group prayers, prayers for loved ones now gone — echo across the land.

On All Saints Day in the Philippines, the cemetery takes center stage — and not at all in the way Halloween does it. This is a time for remembrance and, for many, a time for contemplation.

From the preparations Monday to the celebrations Tuesday, here is a visual glimpse into All Saints Day in Asia's most Catholic nation.

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Families bring flowers. Relatives seek out graves of departed soldiers. Tombs across the Philippines get cleaned up. And prayers - prayers with candles, silent prayers, group prayers, prayers for loved ones now gone - echo across the land.On All Saints Day in the...
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