- Filipinos normally celebrate Halloween for four days.
- It includes the celebration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls Day.
- Filipinos still know how to make it more entertaining and unique by means of sharing their amusing Halloween costumes.
In other countries, Halloween is a day wherein people dress up, attend parties, go trick or treating for candy, or at least try to scare others for the sake of entertainment. The younger generation in the Philippines has also adapted to this tradition, but the country also has a few events that go well beyond what Halloween usually is.
In a more traditional sense, families use this opportunity to hold a reunion and catch up with their relatives. They all go to the cemetery, set camp, and spend the whole day there just eating and talking to each other. Older traditions include atang or food offering to the dead by placing it in front of their grave.
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With the strong influence of social media and top local television channels, Halloween parties have become more interesting. The costumes have been more varied and it isn’t just about impressing or scaring others anymore, it’s also about who can make others laugh the most.
So here are some of the most amusing costumes we’ve found this year:
Going for the classic hero outfit? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Your Kapuso artists hahaha, 2018 heroes and villains costume party at Rabbit Hole Saturdays pic.twitter.com/nKfiY6upbh
— DJ Deej Diaz (@deejdiazph) October 28, 2019
Or maybe add a little twist to it. I choose you!
— Caloy (@caloyscious) October 27, 2019
If you remember Agatom from Sineskwela, you deserve a veteran’s card.
Daddy's little Agatom 😍. DIY for bebe's first Halloween hehe.
Tayo naaaa, sa Sineskwelaaaaa 🎶 pic.twitter.com/gLlJMZv1Ap
— Kevin Mandrilla (@kevinalec) October 27, 2019
Or how about paying tribute to your favorite gory films?
I want to play a game.
Finally done with my costume and love letter to the Saw movies. Let me flex this now before my commute ruins it on Wednesday. Lmao. I spent almost/more than 12 hours on this, but I honestly think it was all worth it. pic.twitter.com/p99YuEgvv3
— 🎄Narcissa Stique🎄 (@JMarcusGuevarra) October 27, 2019
Samyupsal generation, this one is for you.
Going as Samgyeopsal for my second Halloween costume is the most spontaneous and unexpected thing I've done in a while. 🤪 pic.twitter.com/t9e9CqE7Kt
— Kris (@kristoffer_val) October 26, 2019
Oh hey there, Upin and Ipin!
— WeeBinuya (@weebinuya) October 26, 2019
We have no words for the creativity of this next one!
i made a venn diagram ok pic.twitter.com/l3T3qguf9A
— choo choo pickle pie (@chediimdrn) October 26, 2019
Last but not least, here’s a wholesome tweet featuring Ms. Angel Aquino.
Me to Angel Aquino: Can I take a photo po?🥺
Angel: Of course, astronaut! You know that’s my dream job. But it won’t come true anymore.
Me: You can play as an astronaut someday?
Angel: I’ll pray for that 😊 https://t.co/Zn3S9LwGOM pic.twitter.com/0UdidbHgFU
— Aira🚀 (@angelicaaira) October 26, 2019