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Why Filipinos Don’t Sweep the Floor at Night

In the Philippines, it’s said that sweeping of the floor should not be done at night time. This is something most older people never do at night, and generally younger generations also adhere to this rule.

They believe that it is only at night when most of the families or groups of people gather inside their houses and the spirit that brings blessings visit and pours a lot at night where people gather.

Blessings may be swept away!

Sweeping the floor, they say, is prohibited because blessings may also be swept away. So, it is very usual to visit a Philippine home at night, especially when there are old people, which is messy or dusty and still wait for the morning to clean those mess and dusts.

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