Every year, Filipinos remember their departed loved ones. Some would spend hours, some the entire day; others would camp by the grave and stay overnight. They light candles and offer flowers. Many would also leave plates of their favorite dishes when they’re still alive. Some would also leave things that they enjoyed like a stick of cigarette or a bottle of beer. Filipinos don’t simply pay respects to the graves of the deceased. They visit their old friends and family and spend quality time with them at least once a year.
It’s also a good opportunity for politicians to promote themselves to people ahead of the campaign period for the upcoming elections. I intentionally blurred the face and name of a politician printed on a tent.