TALAKAG - the etymology of which came from the Bisayan dialect LAKAG meaning "to go after” or
“follow in pursuit” and the prefix TA denoting “fondness in doing such”.
In other words, Talakag means “fondness in giving pursuit”.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Talakagnons Remember The Dead

It’s All Soul’s Day and Talakagnons have flocked the cemetery to visit the graves of departed family members and friends.  It’s celebrated big time here.  Graves were cleaned and given a fresh coat of paint.  Candles were lit, flowers offered and prayers said.  It goes to show how much we love our family and friends - even when they’re dead!

Here’s a few random photos taken today.

People arriving the cemetery.
This lady lights a candle at the foot of a Central Cross.  It's in memory of someone who's buried somewhere, perhaps in another town, city or province.
Flowers are big business during this time.  They're everywhere for people to buy and take to graves.
Refreshment area.
Rescue Team on standby in case of emergencies.
Police presence to keep the peace and order.