Today we went to Nanay’s grave to celebrate her 69th Birthday. Her Eldest brother was there Manong Danny and my cousin brendan. Tatay went earlier and catch up with him at nanay’s Grave. I supposed to make Pizza for her but the Pizza dough turned out to become Rotti. So we share it together in Nanay’s grave as we tell stories of our memories with Nanay.
Tomorrow will be the Old Hollows Eve and people are busy now cleaning up the grave of their departed love ones. Flower and candle business are now in bloom and security near the cemetery are being heightened. I remember when i was young, the Day of the Dead is a Joyful celebration where family and relatives gather around to remember our Beloved Dead. And we usually gather during the 30th of October because it’s my Nanay’s Birthday celebration as well. When Nanay was still alive, she cooked a lot of Pizza, Siopao and Brownies that we pack so that we could share it together in our grandparents grave. And today was my Mother’s Birthday on the grave and only me, tatay, manong danny and brendan was present to celebrate her life.
Everyone is still busy because it is still an ordinary working day. There are still few people goes to the cemetery compared on the 31st of October up to the 2nd day of November. I think we are the few ones who celebrate the day of the dead earlier than the rest. But why do we celebrate the day of the dead? What is the importance of remembering the life of our dead love ones? Watch what i have made at Peace Prayer TV talking about remembering our dead love ones.
Remembering the life of our dead love ones is a healing process for us who grieve at their lost. It allow us to pour out all the sadness we have by expressing it to their grave. The tears we shed for them help us to wash out all the sorrow as we grieve. It cleanse our heart and lift up our soul as we also help them cross over to the other side of existence. This situation also teach us that our body is temporal or not permanent but it could fade out and suddenly our spirit will go back to its original form which is connected to the Divine. Aside from this, it teach us to be aware on how we live our life and teach us to be worthy to be remembered when the time comes that we our self will also cross the veil.