I can sense the Holy Week now. We’ll be celebrating Palm Sunday or the “Palaspas” 2 days from now. The feast commemorates Jesus’ Triumphal entry into Jerusalem. In many Christian churches, Palm Sunday is marked by the distribution of palm leaves (often tied into crosses) to the assembled worshipers. At Mass on Palm Sunday (Linggo ng Palaspas), Catholics carry palm fronds to be blessed by the priest. Many Filipinos bring them home after the Mass and place them above their front doors or windows, in the belief that doing so can ward off evil spirits and avert lightning.
Then after that is the start of the Holy Week. Every Good Friday or much known here as “Biyernes Santo“, there are numerous churches that held a traditional Passion play called the “Senakulo” and also the “Pinetensya”. I do not know guys if you are into Fasting or “Ayuno” this coming Holy Week but i will try my best to do this though i am not giving you a promise.
We will visit the Province too for the Visita Iglesia. It is a where we visit seven different churches to pray. We will pray the rosary and finish stating the 14 Station of the Cross.
We’ll attend the solemn mass on the “Black Saturday” or the “Sabado De Gloria” and will celebrate with our family on the Easter Sunday. We usually hit the beach every Easter Sunday and mom cooked a lot of special dishes including the “Bacalao“.