TAUSUG BELIEFS and PRACTICES Vallon, Ma Charisse Terry M. Jumawan, Samantha V.
SUPERTITIOUS BELIEFS Bawal magnailcutter sa gabi kasi may mamatay. Bawal magwalis sa gabi dahil sinasama nito sa pagwalis ang blessings. Bawal matulog ng nakadapa. Hindi pwede kumain ng kalabasa pag may patay.
Bawal magtahi ng damit na suot mo. Bawal magsuyod sa gabi. Bawal magpaganda ang babaeng asawa pagnamatay ang asawang lalaki.
BURIAL PRACTICES when the warmth is gone, the corpse is sponged in cold water. they must clean the whole body. the bathing is done by religious persons. for girl – panday. for boy – imam. the bathing is done in silence. the water that is use is fresh. The Imam will pray for the dead body using the Qur’an. the corpse is wiped and then perfumed and place in a shroud. the corpse is wrapped in a lying position with hands place on its chest, the right over the left.
BAPTISM the ritual of baptism is called paggunting. the child clad in best garments is brought to the group of Imams standing in circle. a few strands of hair are dipped in a container of the water of butong. the child’s mouth is smeared with sugar and salt. the child is also perfumed. candle is lit at the beginning of the rite and then blown off after.