Memorial Day in Tagalog?


The common Tagalog word for "remember" is alaala, and that is why many beginner students of Tagalog translate "Memorial Day" as Araw ng Alaala.

Intermediate students of Tagalog try to present a more advanced translation with the phrase Araw ng Pag-Alaala.

For native speakers who are fluent in both Tagalog and English, the preferred translation is Araw ng Paggunita.  The word gunita has a deeper meaning than the mundane alaala.

In the United States, Memorial Day is a day for remembering those who have died in service of the nation. It is observed on the last Monday of May. In 2015, it is celebrated on May 25, capping a three-day weekend with the two days before the date.

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Say "Happy Thanksgiving" in Tagalog!


For the celebration of the American holiday of Thanksgiving, learn a few Tagalog words and phrases to impress your Filipino and Filipino-American friends.


Maligayang Araw ng Pasasalamat!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Maligayang Araw ng Pabo!
Happy Turkey Day!

Gusto mo bang kumain ng pabo?
Do you want to eat turkey?

kalabasa
squash (=pumpkin)

kamote
sweet potato (=yams)

Puro kainan.
It's all eating.

kasama ng pamilya
with the family

salu-salo
eating together

Uuwi ako.
I'm going home.

Maligayang Araw ng Pasasalamat!
Happy Thanksgiving!