Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Let's Have a Meaningful Holy Week...


It is a tradition here in the Philippines as a Catholic country that the last week of the Lenten season is being observed seriously so business and commerce will be in a standstill. Malls, restaurants, bars and other establishments will be closed for a couple of days. The streets of Manila will be deserted as the population will swell in the provinces. It is a legal holiday every Holy Thursday and Good Friday and the normal workweek will start on Easter Monday. There is a reason for having such a very long weekend. I believe it is not because the government wants us to be on vacation and stimulate the local travel industry rather it is the time when we should reflect why that week is being called "Holy" in the first place.

Wherever you will spend your Holyweek I hope we all have a very meaningful observance of this very important season as Christians.

5 comments:

Carlota said...

i love holidays. weeppeee!!! off to bohol!! yeah!!!

Lawstude said...

have a meaningful lenten season to you and GOD bless us.

Ruel Papio said...

I navigate your whole blogs and I see most of the topic is about captivating our place thanks for wonderful article with photos that reminds our place and to present the world our beloved place Philippines.

David B Katague said...

Happy Easter Holidays. Just read your blog and enjoy all the pictures and articles. See you soon in Marinduque, as you have won the 2-night free stay at Chateau Du Mer Beach House as described in my contest,
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David

Marites said...

have a blessed Lenten season:) Haven't been to Bicol yet and I like your picture very much.