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📍Mt. Capistrano, Simaya, Malaybalay, Philippines
Yesterday was a day when half the world was blanketed with the color red. Red roses, red cards, red balloons, red shirts - it's almost like an offense to wear or give out a non-red something on Valentine's Day. But in Binondo, what for us is a once in a year motif, it takes up for the entire year.
Before Taylor Swift sang odes to the color and before Les Miserables equated it to the blood of enraged revolutionists, RED has already long been elemental to Chinese culture. Red in Chinese culture symbolizes good luck and happiness (even the government uses the color liberally). Which is why money given out during CNY come in small red envelopes.
But you shouldn't wear red to a Chinese funeral, unless you want to get slapped by a wispy dragon when you are already out of sight and get scolded "Dishonor! Dishonor on your family! Dishonor on you! Dishonor on your cow!" 😂 but in all seriousness, it's a well-followed practice to be respected.