The Philippines may be a predominantly Catholic country, but the Filipino culture is full of superstitions that stem from popular symbolisms, widely-held folk beliefs, and traditions from Chinese and Spanish roots. Each type of fruit represents the 12 months of the coming year. Round and circular shapes represent money, and therefore, good fortune. For extra luck, eat 12 pieces of grapes within the first 12 seconds of the New Year.
SUPERSTITIONS BELIEVED BY THE TOWNSPEOPLE OF THE SELECTED MUNICIPALITIES IN NORTHERN SAMAR
The Philippines has always been known as a country whose people have actively embraced the culture of their predecessors. Throughout observable history, Filipinos have long been clinging on to both the beliefs and practices of old despite having a very religious Roman Catholic identity. Most Filipinos, however, still maintain and prefer to live in the gray area between religion and superstition. This does not necessarily mean that Filipinos nowadays are going against their strict obligations required of not only a Roman Catholic, but a Filipino Roman Catholic, nor are they dismissing their rich culture, what this is is simply the elegant blend and tempering of the two into a perspective that is truly and uniquely Filipino. There is a distinction however between things that are described as tradition as opposed to religion.
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