Happy Halloween in Tagalog!

There is no Halloween in the Philippines. But the first day of November is a national holiday and 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

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

Happy Father's Day in Tagalog

Father's Day this year is Sunday, June 17, 2012. 

Do you know what to say to your Tatay in Tagalog?

There are many different words in Tagalog for 'father' from very formal to casual.

Ama / Tatay / Itay / 'Tay
Father / Dad / Daddy / Pa

Araw ng mga Ama / Araw ng mga Tatay
Day of Fathers / Day of Dads

Maligayang Araw ng Mga Ama!
Happy Day of Fathers!

Maligayang Araw ng Mga Tatay!
Happy Day of Dads!

Maligayang Bati sa Araw ng mga Ama.
Happy Greetings on Fathers' Day.

Sa araw na ito, nais ko pong ipaalam sa iyo na mahal ko po kayo.
On this day, I'd like to let you know that I love you. (formal)

Sa araw na ito, gusto kong ipaalam sa 'yo na mahal kita, Tay!
On this day, I want to let you know that I love you, Dad! (casual)

Nais kong ipaalam sa iyo na napaka-buti mong ama sa ating mga anak.
I'd like to let you know that you are such a good father to our children.

Maraming salamat sa iyong mabuting pag-aalaga sa ating mga anak.
Thanks so much for taking good care of our children.

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