2014/10/29

Corner view: Traditions


This weekend is All Saint´s day. The 1st of November. Traditions says that it is time to visit death family. Cementeries are full of people and flowers. And all remembers those who are gone both with sadness and silence.

Aste bukaera honetan Santu Guztien jaia diago. Non tradizioaren arabera, hilerriak bizitatzen dira, lorak eramten ditugu galdutakoen hilerrira eta dena betetzen da tristeziaz eta ixiltasunez.

Este fin de semana se celebra Todos los Santos. El primero de noviembre los cementerios se llenan de gente que en silencio y recogimiento visita a los difuntos llenando de flores, tumbas y panteones.
 


I prefer to remember those who are gone in a different day. When something special occurs and that special things brings me to mine that person. For example I bring with me when I travel the photo of my grandfather. He was a country man, who never travelled. He used to bring all of us from the land to the house in a big carriage. So now I bring him with me.

Nik beste moduko egunak nahiago ditut galdu dudan jendea gogoratzeko. Badira egunak non joandako lagunak etortzen zaizkidan burura, edota haiekin hitzegiteko beharra sentitzen dudan. Horietan haiek gustoko zuten zeozer egin edo gustoko zuten lekua bizitatzen dut, haiekin konexio berezia lortzeko.

Yo prefiero recordar a la gente que he perdido cualquier día. Por ejemplo un día que ocurre algo diferente y que por alguna razón me recuerda a alguien que se ha ido. Puedo necesitar hablar con ese alguien. Suelo hacer algo que le gustaba hacer, visitar algún sitio que le gustaba o simplemente mirar por la misma ventana que solía mirar. Busco la conexión fuera de esos lugares cerrados y fechas concretas.


And as all sad days, sadness is sweeted with some sweets. These are called "Saint´s bones".

Eta egun tristeetan gerta ohi denez, zeozerk goxotu behar du eguna...Santu hezurrak.

Y como en cualquier día triste, esa tristeza hay que mitigarla por el estómago....Unos Huesos de Santo.

18 comentarios:

  1. Hi Ibabe, It looks like a beautiful tradition and at the same time I can understand your wanting to keep a personal tradition to remember those you love. Your photos make the sadness feel sweet. I hope the no comment bar has been lifted. Here I will try to post!
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  2. I agree with you, I'd much prefer to remember my loved ones on a different day in a happier way. We carry our lost loved ones in our hearts all year 'round. Some of the churches here put on fabulous musical concerts on All Saint's Day and to me, that's the best part of the day.

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    1. You are right...they are always in our hearts...

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  3. We have the same traditions in France (except sweets). This is a nice way to remember you of your grandfather when you travel with his picture, I think.

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    1. It is like...I don´t know...I brought with me and feel save...it is strange..maybe because we suffered a civil war, a hard post war and suffered for persecution and...he always was smiling...and his strenght..

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  4. Huesitos de santo!! Qué ganas tengo de comer uno. En cuanto suba, pasaré por una pastelería seguro. Ñam!

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    1. He de confesar que no los he probado nunca...no sé por qué...no me llaman...estoy en una etapa más SALADA ;)

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  5. What a touching post, I love that you bring your Grandpa with you on your travels. Happy Halloween and felize Dia de los Muertos.

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  6. I love that you take your grandpa with you! That's a wonderful way to remember and honor him. When I am gone, I would prefer being remembered in that manner rather than as a headstone in a cemetary.

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    1. You are right...those little things are the one´s that make people eternal

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  7. what a nice way to remember and honor your grandfather's memory.
    we too have special sweets for this day, they're called "bread of the dead", and is a delicious chestnut and raisin cookie.

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    1. You know...stomagh must be always happy although you really feel blue

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  8. This is a beautiful tribute to the tradition. I like how you remember your loved ones who have passed. Our church has an All Saints Day for those who we have lost in the past year. It's a healing ceremony.

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  9. the saint's bones would travel with me, like, EVERYwhere!
    but taking your grandfather with you on your trips, that is the kindest thing i've heard, lately...
    n♥

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  10. wonderful colors – not very November like…
    warm greetings from Paris!

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