Search this site:

Links

About This Blog
Flight chronicles of the backpacker Tutubi, with travelogues, pictures/photos/videos, travel guides, independent and honest reviews, affordable, recommended resorts and hotels (including inns, guesthouses, pension houses, lodges, hostels, condotels, bed and breakfast and other cheap accommodations), commuting guides, routes (sometimes street maps and GPS coordinates/waypoints) and driving directions to answer "how to get there" questions, information and tips on tourism, budget travel and living in Philippines, Exotic Asia and beyond!

Backpacking, independent travel, and flashpacking are cheaper than the "cheapest package tours" and promotional offers around but you can also use travel information for family vacations, even romantic honeymoon destinations.

More than the usual tourist spots and "places to see," this blog advocates heritage conservation, environmental protection, and history awareness for Filipinos, foreigners, and ex-pats wishing to explore Paradise Philippines and Exotic Asia!
CATEGORIES
Highly Urbanized Cities

  • Angeles City
  • Bacolod City
  • Baguio City
  • Butuan City
  • Caloocan City
  • Cebu City
  • Cagayan de Oro City
  • Davao City
  • Dagupan City
  • Gen. Santos City
  • Iligan City
  • Iloilo City
  • Lapu-lapu City
  • Las Pinas City
  • Lucena City
  • Makati City
  • Malabon City
  • Mandaluyong City
  • Mandaue City
  • Manila City
  • Marikina City
  • Muntinlupa City
  • Olongapo City
  • Paranaque City
  • Pasay City
  • Pasig City
  • Puerto Princesa City
  • Quezon City
  • San Juan City
  • Tagaytay City
  • Taguig City
  • Tacloban City
  • Valenzuela City
  • Zamboanga City

  • Philippine Provinces
  • Abra
  • Agusan Del Norte
  • Agusan Del Sur
  • Aklan
  • Albay
  • Antique
  • Apayao
  • Basilan
  • Bataan
  • Batanes
  • Batangas
  • Benguet
  • Bohol
  • Bukidnon
  • Bulacan
  • Cagayan
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Camiguin
  • Catanduanes
  • Cavite
  • Cebu
  • Compostela Valley
  • Davao Del Norte
  • Davao Del Sur
  • Dinagat Island
  • Eastern Samar
  • Guimaras
  • Ifugao
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Kalinga
  • Isabela
  • La Union
  • Laguna
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Lanao del Sur
  • Leyte
  • Maguindanao
  • Marinduque
  • Masbate
  • Misamis Occidental
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Mountain Province
  • Negros Occidental
  • Negros Oriental
  • Northern Samar
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Occidental Mindoro
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Palawan
  • Pampanga
  • Pangasinan
  • Quezon
  • Rizal
  • Romblon
  • Samar
  • Saranggani
  • Siquijor
  • Sorsogon
  • South Cotabato
  • Southern Leyte
  • Sulu
  • Surigao Del Norte
  • Surigao Del Sur
  • Tarlac
  • Tawi-tawi
  • Zambales
  • Zamboanga Del Norte
  • Zamboanga Del Sur
  • Zamboanga Sibugay


  • Airlines
  • Airports
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Beaches
  • Bridges
  • Casinos
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Delicacies
  • Ferries
  • Festivals
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Golf Courses
  • History
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Jose Rizal
  • Lighthouses
  • Mosques
  • Museums
  • National Artists
  • National Heroes
  • National Cultural Treasures
  • Parks
  • Public Transportation
  • Restaurants
  • Rivers
  • Seaports
  • Spanish Forts
  • Volcanoes
  • Watchtowers
  • Waterfalls
  • World War II

  • Philippine Tourist Spots
  • Boracay
  • Clark
  • Corregidor
  • Subic
  • Follow/Affiliations

    Festival of Lights: All Saints Day in Sagada

    A unique Sagadan tradition, aptly called the Festival of Lights, where locals honor their dead on the eve of All Saint's Day (should it really be on All Souls Day?) but instead of burning candles, they set on fire bundles of pinewood. It's simple explanation-- candles weren't available to the highlanders so they thought up of something to make up for it.





    Before the ceremonial burning of pinewood, a mass, Episcopalian that is, is celebrated, then all names of the community's departed would be named short of a roll call; I wonder how it would look like if one of those called say "present" :)











    From afar, it looked like a smoldering forest!

    Related Posts:

    Sagada,
    Bontoc

    Labels: , , , ,


    posted by backpacking philippines @ 6:10 PM,

    10 Comments:

    At Nov 9, 2006, 7:02:00 PM, Blogger Citizen of the World said...

    So eerie and surreal! You are so lucky to have witnessed this!

     
    At Nov 10, 2006, 7:57:00 AM, Anonymous Ferdz said...

    Ei! We posted the same thing on halloween. Hehe.

    Great pics as always.

     
    At Nov 12, 2006, 7:45:00 PM, Blogger Sidney said...

    Interesting!

     
    At Nov 25, 2006, 12:52:00 PM, Blogger basey said...

    Tito ,

    grabe ganda ng shots ng sagada at night ...i love them all!! Hope i can take pics of it someday too..salamat po sa dalaw sa aking bahay :>

     
    At Aug 17, 2007, 3:47:00 PM, Anonymous maya said...

    I've been to Sagada but I did'nt know they have event such as that.It's so cool!KAWAII!!!!

     
    At Aug 17, 2007, 3:48:00 PM, Anonymous maya said...

    I've been to Sagada but I did'nt know they have event such as that.It's so cool!KAWAII!!!!

     
    At Oct 21, 2007, 10:59:00 AM, Anonymous estan said...

    this is indeed something. very haunting yet beautiful.

     
    At Jul 18, 2008, 7:29:00 PM, Blogger tey said...

    am not aware of sagada's fest of lights, not until i read it here, thanks a lot! lovely pixes! hope to visit sagada again, soon...

     
    At Aug 26, 2008, 3:38:00 PM, Anonymous Dudi_Awni said...

    I haven't heard of Sagada's Festival of Lights...it's beautiful. I miss Sagada, I love the place especially when it is still unpopular to the local tourist.

     
    At Mar 24, 2009, 10:59:00 PM, Anonymous sandripples said...

    we went to baguio once at all saint's day and we happened to pass by a cemetery and observed this. guess we were lucky.

     

    Post a Comment

    If you're not using Blogger or any OpenID, Tutubi recommends selecting Name/URL on the form field below so Tutubi can return your visit (Remember to use http:// in the URL field).

    Please READ before you ASK questions!

    Links to this post:

    Create a Link

    << Home