Trick or Treat a la Aklan

In Aklan, Philippines, people usually cook ‘biko‘ (sticky rice cooked in coconut milk and brown sugar) on November 1 and offer a plate to their departed loved ones. Meanwhile, children pretending to be ghouls (minus the elaborate costumes) go around the neighborhoods chanting ‘Ngayo’t biko!’ demanding that they be given a plate of this delicious Pinoy snack. The adults happily oblige. It’s the Aklanon version of Trick or Treat.  How was your All Souls’ Day?


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