Monthly Archives: September 2019

Mangyans Life and Culture

Mangyan is the generic name for the eight indigenous groups found on the island of Mindoro, southwest of the island of Luzon, the Philippines, each with its own tribal name, language, and customs. The total population maybe around 280,000, but official statistics are difficult to determine under the conditions of remote areas, reclusive tribal groups and some having little if any outside world contact. The

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September Philippines Weather

September overview September is one of the wettest months of the year in the Philippines. The monsoonal rains are particularly prevalent across the northern island of Luzon, which sees the highest levels of rainfall, making the more remote regions less accessible. September also sees an increased risk of typhoons. Whilst it’s true that September is the height of the wet

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Autumn in Japan (September to November)

The tradition of momijigari has been popular since the Heian period (794-1195) and it has had a profound influence on Japanese culture. For Buddhists, it’s a moment that is important both spiritually and symbolically as it reminds us that life is ephemeral. The maple leaf symbolizes a fall in Japanese culture and its use is widespread. Momigari features heavily In eighth-century Manyoshu poetry as well as the classical Heian Period novel ‘The

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