All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day are important occasions for many Christians in the Philippines. This is the day that they visit their deceased loved ones. Filipinos have a special and often cheerful way of celebrating All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day ad it often entails big family picnics at the cemeteries.
Funeral traditions among the Catholic majority in the Philippines are similar to other Catholic countries in the world. However, there are certain customs that are particularly Filipino.
The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial is the largest overseas American cemetery. Thousands of World War II soldiers are burried here, and many more commemorated, as their names are written in the stonewalls of the war memorial.