Crowds of people arrive at a cemetery to visit the graves of their dead relatives in Manila on November 1, 2014. Millions across the Philippines packed into cemeteries on November 1 to pay respects to their dead. -AFP

Millions across the Philippines packed into cemeteries on Saturday to pay respects to their dead, in an annual tradition that combines Catholic religious rites with the country’s penchant for festivity.

The Church appealed for a solemn and prayerful observation of the “day of the dead” and urged against turning gravesites into picnic spots.

 
 
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