Superstitious Beliefs In The Philippines

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Superstitious Beliefs during Funerals in the Philippines
Superstitious beliefs have been a practice and a culture to Filipinos. There are 93 percent approximately of the population in the Philippines are Christian. The largest religious group is Roman Catholics; it constitutes 80 to 85 percent of the total population (Pike,2017). Catholics, mostly apply superstitious beliefs in their everyday life and any events that happen. Catholics are mostly influenced to these superstitious beliefs because unlike to other religions these beliefs may be applied because in this religion they are allowed to do so. During funerals Filipino Catholics usually follow the do’s and don’ts in superstitious beliefs this is to help them avoid bad luck and it also serves as a sign of respect to the dead.

As the technology have advanced the lifestyle among Filipinos. Superstition beliefs still continues to be used on daily basis especially in important events (Daskeo, 2013). Nowadays these superstitious beliefs have been used in to some important events like funeral, marriage, and many to mention. And to some generations like the current generation are not likely encouraged or taught by their parents or relatives nowadays. Because as technology and knowledge have advanced using superstious beliefs together with the technology that influenced the lifestyle among Filipinos. May be difficult to balance and adjust to Filipino everyday life. But there are still Filipino families that follow the
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