Honoring the Departed - Awareness for the Living

Posted on: November 06, 2022

We at WebFocus Solutions Incorporated are in support of the traditions present in the holidays, of paying respects to the departed who gave their all for us.  Thanks to their hard work, their blood, sweat, and tears are the building blocks of what we have today.  By keeping their memories alive, giving respect, and honoring them as days and years pass by.  We shall dispense the knowledge and wisdom granted to us by our forebearers so that they too, may benefit from the combined collective knowledge gained by our ancestors.

November in the Philippines is a month of awareness and values wherein it is not only religious but also cultural, ethical awareness, filial piety, and values that are observed and celebrated both locally and internationally.  Some of the awareness observed, celebrated, and commemorated in the month of November in the Philippines are All Saints Day, All Souls Day, World Pneumonia Day, and Bonifacio Day.

All-Saints Day is a day in which we honor all saints of the church.  It is also known as All Hallows' Day, the Feast of All Saints, the Feast of All Hallows, the Solemnity of All Saints, and Hallowmas.  It is a Christian solemnity celebrated in honor of all the saints of the church, both known and unknown.  On the other hand, All Souls Day is a day wherein, we offer prayers and visitations to cemeteries and churches in remembrance and honor of those who passed away.  This day commemorates all the faithful departed, those baptized Christians who are believed to be in purgatory because they died with the guilt of lesser sins on their souls.   

World Pneumonia Day is a day of awareness established on November 12 meant to spread awareness of pneumonia on how to cure and prevent it.  World Pneumonia Day aims to help bring this health crisis to the public’s attention and encourages policymakers and grassroots organizers alike to combat the disease.  Respiratory ailments are quite prominent right now, which makes World Pneumonia Day even more relevant what with Covid-19 heavily affecting a person’s breathing, it is expected that this year’s World Pneumonia Day will display the understanding of just how vital oxygen and breathing are for us and what can be done in the global fight against Pneumonia and other similar diseases.  Meanwhile, Bonifacio Day is a Filipino holiday celebrated annually on November 30 to commemorate the National Hero, Andres Bonifacio, as the founder of one of the secret societies of revolutionaries known as the Katipunan.  Unlike Rizal Day which is held on the death anniversary of Dr. José Rizal. Bonifacio Day is celebrated on Andres Bonifacio’s birth date. This is because of the controversial events on which Bonifacio was executed by his fellow revolutionaries during the time of the Philippine Revolution.


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