The Different Filipino Traditions that identifies a Filipino
Respect to the elders is one of the Filipino traditions that is probably distinct and among the oldest with the Filipino people. Although it is also being practiced in other countries, the way it is observed in my country is what makes these traditions distinct.
To address an elderly, it is always polite to start with "Kuya" before the name, if it's referring to an elderly male, or "Ate" if it is an elderly female.
-The "Opo" for yes, and "Hindi po" for no, is a polite way of answering an elder.
-The "Mano po" is a sign of respect to elders. It is normally done by slightly bowing down the head and gently reaching for an elderly's hand with your right hand and putting it on your forehead when introduced while saying the word, "Mano po".
A tradition that has remained in my family for years is the way we celebrate the Lenten season. At the start of the Lenten season, our family do not eat or consume any form of meat or fowl every Friday after Palm Sunday, and all week during the Holy Week until Black Saturday.
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