Scenes at a Malaybalay City cemetery

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BUKIDNON BLOG – These are just a few photos we took when we visited Shepherds Meadow cemetery in Malaybalay City last November 1, 2012. As expected, the cemetery has this festive mood – popcorn vendors here, salted peanuts vendor there, balloon vendor here, pink coffin there. There are also a lot of makeshift tents and several families gather to eat together at the very tombs of their loved ones. Some people also come in Halloween costumes, some bring their pets while some arrive in droves and have impromptu family reunions at the cemeteries. But everyone came to pay respects to the dead and remember their departed loved ones.

How did you spend the All Saints Day and All Souls Day?

 

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  • I'm not a person who has much to do with venerating the dead and in America I visit cemeteries for funerals and on Memorial Day when we honor war dead. However, having a party in a cemetery is just wrong. Any vendor ignorant enough to desecrate a place many feel is a sacred place should be sent packing in shame.

  • I’m not a person who has much to do with venerating the dead and in America I visit cemeteries for funerals and on Memorial Day when we honor war dead. However, having a party in a cemetery is just wrong. Any vendor ignorant enough to desecrate a place many feel is a sacred place should be sent packing in shame.

    I believe it indicates a severe lack of culture to allow such indignities to proliferate and go on in a cemetery. I at least respect that some people want to honor or “visit” their deceased relatives and believe others should honor those wishes without hawking souvenirs or having a party. When I die I have no desire to be put in a cemetery, rather I would wish to be fed to the pigs and the only party should be in my house the day I’m sent off.

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