Popular Pages on Tagalog Lang

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Among the most popular pages:

Filipino Folk Songs

Mga Epiko ng Pilipinas (Epics of the Philippines)

Mga Tula (Poems in Tagalog)

Poetry Terms in Tagalog

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Happy Halloween in Tagalog!


There really is no Halloween in old Philippine traditions, although the arrival of foreigners definitely changed that. We owe it to the Spanish religious customs that the first day of November is a national holiday. It is a big family affair at the cemetery. The tombs are cleaned and people play cards. It's almost festive.


Araw ng Mga Patay
Day of the Dead

Undas
another word for the Day of the Dead


If you really wanted to translate Halloween into Tagalog…

Gabi ng Pangangaluluwa
Night of Ghost Visiting

Bisperas ng Araw ng Mga Patay
Eve of the Day of the Dead

Do NOT use the following phrase:

Maligayang Bisperas ng Araw ng Mga Patay
Happy Eve of the Day of the Dead