Filipinos clean tombs in advance of All Saints’ Day
Romeo Ranoco / Reuters
All Hallows, All souls, All-Saints’ Day
A man stands on a ladder as he cleans his son’s tomb located in an ‘Apartment Style’ public cemetery in Navotas city, north of Manila, Philippines, on October 31.
Over 80 percent of the Philippines’ 94.9 million people are Catholics and observe All-Saints’ Day on November 1 with visits to the cemetery to offer prayers for the dead. ‘Apartment-style’ tombs are those that are laid one on top of another and are a cheaper alternative for many cash-strapped Filipinos.
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