Customs Submitted by Readers
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One of our Filipino readers told me of a custom some Filipinos have concerning the death of a family member or relative. When a person passes away they have a gathering of the family and relatives for the deceased person. Cards are given to the family of the deceased as well as money. I asked her would it be OK to give a gift or money after all the ceremonies and the people left. She said no. You have to give anything during the gathering when all the people are there otherwise it is bad luck. I asked supposed someone could not make it there until after everything is over and she said it didn’t matter, that it was bad luck regardless and one should not do it.