20151028-Vigan_3B0C65758DA443FB871980FDBE39BD94VIGAN. This city is one of the places you can visit for a great Halloween experience, with events like the Raniag Twilight Festival, the Zombie Outrun, and Halloween parties all over the city. The photo above shows Cirsologo street in 2002.
Ilocos is the place to be if you want have a great long weekend near the end of October. The people from the North take their Halloween seriously. There is also the somber panag-aatang or atang when food is offered to the departed to show respect and remembrance.
ilocosnortehalloween1_B3CAB37D203A4F909D8EAD9836F026DE1. Bauang – This is the town in La Union before San Fernando City. Its name (bauang means garlic) already makes it anti-aswang, but no problem. For the past five years, Bauang’s Municipal Hall is always turned into a haunted house for its Panagkakararua (Spirit Festival).
Each department tries to outfright each other, using tons of makeup and prosthetics. I remembered one unwary friend going in there a couple of years to the accounting section only to see 3 “aswangs” inside. As if corruption is not frightening enough!

 

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