Filipino Customs and Traditions: Home and Family

Filipino Customs and Traditions: Home and Family

The Filipino people are very traditional people. They believe in many different kinds of customs and follow lots of various traditions. If you haven’t been with a Filipino you will surely be surprised. If you have not been in the Philippines, then you will be left in awe. So if you are planning to visit the Philippines or live there, here are some things that you have to know about the Filipino culture, customs and traditions about the family and the home so you won’t get astonished.

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Filipino Culture: What you should know about the Philippines

Filipino Culture: What you should know about the Philippines

The Philippines is a country in South East Asia that many people around the world are talking about. Why? There are many different places to visit there. To this day, more and more celebrities and prominent people are turning out to be Filipino as well. This being said, more and more people are getting interested in getting to know the country. Alternatively, there are many people who are willing to go there for a visit or spend a vacation as well. Well, if you are one of these people just read on and get to know more about the Philippines, the Filipino people, and the Filipino culture.

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The Filipino Family’s Strong Bonds

The Filipino Family’s Strong Bonds

Like many Asian countries, the Philippines has very tight family relations. While growing up, we were taught to prioritize family first. The typical Filipino family is the same as it was years ago, even before the colonizers conquered the lands.

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Filipino Traditions: Marrying Into the Filipino Family

Filipino Traditions: Marrying Into the Filipino Family

Weddings are part of a  culture’s traditions. People around the world celebrate weddings in a unique way. The Philippines also has a unique way of tying the knot.

A wedding is probably one of the most adaptable of all Filipino traditions. Over the years, as modern technology took over, there had been many changes in the way Filipinos hold their weddings. There also had been a lot of changes in terms of the pre-wedding and post-wedding activities.

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Pinays: The Famous

Pinays: The Famous

The Philippines is a country that is made up of 7,107 islands. As tiny as a country the Philippines is, it has a population of 95 million. Indeed, there are many Pinoys (Filipino men) and Pinays (Filipina or Filipino women) that are meant to be successful around the world. I have decided to write about the famous Pinoys and Pinays as they deserve all the credit for their hard work. Well, if you are in the Philippines, you will surely be able to get to know more. But for now, this list of the famous Pinoys and Pinays will do.

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Filipino Culture: Bayanihan: The Filipino Value that Must be Retained

Filipino Culture: Bayanihan: The Filipino Value that Must be Retained

Bayanihan is a core essence of the Filipino culture. It is helping out one’s neighbor as a community, and doing a task together, thus lessening the workload and making the job easier. It is also called the ‘community spirit’. It is best exhibited when people wish to move locations in the rural area. The traditional Filipino house, the ‘bahay-kubo’, can be moved using wooden poles which are carried from the old place to the new one. This requires a group of people to lift and carry the house on their shoulders. Able-bodied men usually participated in such feats, while women stood and watched, casually chatting and cheering the men on. Afterwards, there will be a small gathering as a form of celebration and socialization.

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Filipino People: Looking Forward with a Smile

Filipino People: Looking Forward with a Smile

Filipino people are considered one of the happiest people in the planet. Despite being a developing country, with an economy rising by a less than 5% per year, for some weird reason, it is common to see everyone give you a warm smile.

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Filipino Culture: Children’s Games

Filipino Culture: Children’s Games

Traditional Filipino Games for Kids

If you want to find out more about the Filipino culture, you should check out our traditional games.  Larong Pinoy, as we call them usually, are very creative games that require very simple things to play. Because of the current developing status of the country, parents do not usually invest in expensive toys for their kids. Instead, we play some Pinoy games that usually require only people to have fun!

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Philippine Culture: Tribal Groups of the Philippines

Philippine Culture: Tribal Groups of the Philippines

The Philippines is made up of over 7,100 islands. With so many islands and over 16 regions, we have different kinds of cultural practices. Although we traditionally follow most practices since the pre-Spanish period but keep up with the modern practices, several indigenous tribes have managed to keep their cultural identity alive.

Many of the tribes in the  Philippines still live in their original ancestral land and practice traditions, while most modern Filipinos keep only the values like hospitality, love for family and God. Here are a few of the indigenous tribes that have kept the culture of the Filipinos

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Filipino Culture: Getting to know the Filipino People via Filipino Traditions

Filipino Culture: Getting to know the Filipino People via Filipino Traditions

 

The Philippines is a land of smiles. As a matter of fact, hospitality is the trait that is common to all Filipino families and is an important part of Filipino Culture. Anyone who has visited the Philippines can stand witness to this. The Filipino people are into traditions as well. This is what makes the Filipino culture interesting. There are so many different Filipino traditions that, define the being of the Filipino. This is why it is said that if you want to get to know Filipino people and Filipino families  you should learn Filipino traditions.

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