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Welcoming Good Luck in A New House

Filipino people, though most of them are Christians, believe in luck. They would sometimes be heard talking about bad or good luck. When a person bought or built a new house, they would celebrate after the house is set and ready to be occupied. They would set a date, cook a lot of foods, invite a priest or a pastor and a set of close friends and relatives, and put a ribbon to be cut. When the day comes that the house will be blessed, they will let the priest or pastor do the blessing and the owners to cut the ribbon.

Coins

After the ceremony, house owners will shower a lot of coins inside the house. Old people say, once people do this, they will forever welcome good luck. Coins are also thrown during housewarming.

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