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Flashback: Sagada's All Saints Day: Burning Pinewood for the Departed

8:31:00 AM Christian Aligo 0 Comments


Let me share to you an article I wrote a few years ago about our native way of celebrating All Saints Day. I was with Joven Chico, the writer behind Travex Travel, when we did this story. 

As we all know, Anglican missionaries from America re-introduced Christianity to the natives of Sagada decades ago. According to historical data, Catholic priests first converted the natives first but left the place for reasons.

The harmonious combination of native traditions and the new Christian rites has been the  secret in the successful successful propagation of Christianity in the town resort.


It is interesting to note that Sagada people burn pinewood, a major resource of livelihood in the mountains, as a celebration of the Christian feast.

Read the whole story HERE. 


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