Filipinos are known to their distinct customs because until modern times those customs are still being practice by the Filipinos and being taught to the next generation.
THE FILIPINO CUSTOMS
The Filipino popular customs is the Mano po and saying po and opo. It is their way of showing respect to the elders and this is being taught to the young generation.
Filipinos do not call elders by their name, they call them Tito, Tita, Lolo, Lola, Kuya and Ate even though they are not related to each other. It is considered as a sign of respect.
Filipinos have the ability to communicate with their eyebrows and lips. They can answer questions with answers of yes and no by their eyebrows. They also use their lips on pointing directions by puckering their lips.
Filipinos love foods and because of that love, the foods are always present to every gatherings. Whether if it is just a simple or big gathering foods are always served to the visitors.
Filipinos have great respect to others and because of that whenever they go to someone else house, they never fail to take off their shoes. This gesture shows that you care about the cleanliness of the house and you do not want to mess it but in the other hand, the owner of the house sometimes tells their visitors to keep their shoes on, showing their hospitality.
Filipinos never forget to say Hi and Goodbyes. They do this as a sign of respect. They greet everyone upon arrival and bid goodbyes when they have to leave. For the young ones they have to Mano all the elders upon arrival and when it is time to leave to show their respect. If they fail to do it, they will be known as a disrespectful person.
Filipinos love festivities so much that they have it all year round in every region of the Philippines. Some of their festivities also attract tourists from different countries because of their fun and colorful fiestas like Sinulog festival, Higantes festival, Maskara festival and many more.
HOW THE CUSTOMS REFLECT TO THE FILIPINO
The Philippines customs help to build the personality of the Filipino. Filipino families who observe the traditional Philippines customs are likely to raise a child who knows how to respect others especially the elders. Those customs also give the Filipinos distinct characteristics that made them stood up among other nations.