The use of the word "Po"
or "Opo" means "Yes" in a very polite manner. It is usually said by a young
person to an elder.
Kissing the hand of
an elder means a sign of respect to the elder.
It is also a tradition to
hold a family reunion to celebrate a birthday in the family, for Christmas
or New Year's Celebration.
Once a year, every November
1, the Filipinos honor their "dead" by going to cemeteries. Those
who are not able to go may choose to light up candles and pray for the
souls of their dead relatives.
Most Filipinos believe that
eating Pancit on their birthday will enable them to live longer.
(You can find the recipe of Pancit Canton on the Food