LUKSA

luksa
to be in mourning

magluksa
to be in mourning

nagluluksa
mourning

panluksa
for mourning 

kulay-luksa
mourning color

babang luksa
 first-year death anniversary


The word baba means "to lower" (a mourning veil, often white, that was worn in the old days). 

After a death in the family, devout Filipino Catholics mourn by wearing black or by pinning a small black rectangle on their upper garments (usually on the left side of the chest). On the first-year death anniversary, the death is remembered and from then on clothes in bright colors can be worn again.


The Tagalog word for 'death' is kamatayan.


anibersaryo ng kamatayan
death anniversary