Photo Diary: November 1, All Saints Day

The first day of November was spent with the Tolentino and Castro families  – the living ones and those who are watching us from heaven. My cousins and aunts bought flowers and candles and prepared food for everyone. It was like a small get-together commemorating Lolo, Lola, and Tito Danny in their final resting place at the Holy Gardens Memorial Park:

Our loved ones at the Holy Gardens Memorial Park.
Our loved ones at the Holy Gardens Memorial Park.
Flowers and candles for the people we dearly miss.
Flowers and candles for the people we dearly miss.
With a basket of Lola's favorite fruits!
With a basket of Lola’s favorite fruits!

 

The celebration of All Saints Day always brings the family together, to bond and to remember the special people who left too early. Nonetheless, it almost always is a fun day for our family because we choose to recall happy memories with our grandparents and uncle/Dad:

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We also visited my dad’s parents in two Pasay cemeteries and this time, we had a chance to catch-up with my dad’s brothers who I don’t see often. Afterwards, my parents and I had dinner and desserts at Bonifacio HIgh Street to cap off the day:

With Mom over dinner at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.
With Mom over dinner at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.
Coffee and donuts at Krispy Kreme before calling it a day.
Coffee and donuts at Krispy Kreme before calling it a day.

 

It was an exhausting day, but it was great to spend time with the family. I am also thankful that we were able to celebrate All Saints Day safely and yes, it didn’t rain in Taytay and Pasay. That was a big blessing because I remembered for the past two years, it always rained on November 1.

I hope everyone was able to celebrate All Saints Day with their family and friends and of course, with their dearly departed. Enjoy the rest of the long weekend!

 

 

Pictures grabbed from my mom and cousin Regine’s Facebook pages.

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