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 Two days to remember this November

Rememberance DayHow and in what way do Filipinos and Canadians remember their family, friends and loved ones who have passed away? This question appears to be worth asking this month. As Filipino-Canadians, we have the opportunity to celebrate from our two traditions. From our homeland, especially among the Catholic majority, we commemorate All Saints Day or what some may refer to as “Remembrance Day.” However, as Canadians, Remembrance Day takes on another meaning for many among us who have grown to honour the traditions here. There is a big difference in how the two Filipino and Canadian holidays are celebrated, but the similarity nonetheless is how they serve to help us commemorate or remember.