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The Undas Traditions Millennials

Still Observe to This

day

by Anne Marielle Eugenio, October 29, 2019 7:55am

Art by Allen Mirambel

Vox Pop

The Undas Traditions Millennials Still Observe to This day

by Anne Marielle Eugenio, October 29, 2019 7:55am
Art by Allen Mirambel
 

Filipinos love holidays because it is a time to unwind and bond with our families. We find reasons to celebrate anything, even commemorating our deceased loved ones during Undas. We developed certain practices in their memory. These millennials share the Undas traditions they still practice up to this day.

Tradisyon sa Batangas na magluto ng "suman na magkayakap" with latik. Ihahain din sa mini altar ng tahanan yung suman, isang set nang magkayakap

-Shara, 23

Nagsisindi lang kami ng kandila sa tapat ng bahay kapag hindi makapunta ng sementeryo para hindi ‘nila’ kami dalawin.”

-Erika, 27

Naglalagay kami ng flowers, nagsisindi ng candles. Pero favorite part ko kapag nagluluto ‘yung lola namin ng bilo-bilo.”

- Rovi, 25

Sobrang daming dalang pagkain sa sementeryo tapos lahat ng mga pinsan ko kasama. Tapos parang doon yung party. Ang ingay. Maraming bata.”

- Levi, 23

Kapag undas, madalas maghain ng kakanin. Naniniwala kasi ang mga Pilipino na kapag naghain ng malalagkit, napapanatili ang bond at closeness ng pamilya, even ‘yung mga yumao na.”

- Gilbert, 32

Nasa sementeryo lang hanggang gabi.

- Michelle, 25

“Nagdadasal at nag-aalay ng pagkain sa puntod ng lola at pinsan ko. And doon kami natutulog [sa sementeryo], parang mini reunion.”

-Veronica, 23

With these answers, we proved how we value the bond of families, even those that left us in the physical world. It goes to show Filipinos are family-oriented people. That is a “tradition” we would never outgrow—and we’re not complaining.

 

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