My family’s Holy Week traditions consist of 3 parts. All of them involve food, which is ironic since we’re supposed to be sacrificing and abstaining but it’s the thought that counts… I hope.
Maundy Thursday – Bisita Iglesia / Trip to Antipolo Church – Obviously the custom is to visit 14 Churches, we usually visit around 5-7. This year we made it to 6 churches.
A Letter to God
Antipolo Church Grounds – Look at all these people. If you wanna go during Good Friday, better visit early and avoid the crowds.
This fancy retail establishment looked out of place next to the Church but the place looks like it’s making a killing. I guess Churches can be a gold mine.
The Food trip after the Church…
Good Friday – Binangonan Rizal Procession – Every year, we head to Binangonan to watch the procession and more importantly, give out water and towels to the men who participate in the Giwang-Giwang. I’ve been witness to this tradition since I was a kid and the Giwang-Giwang has always been my favorite part, it’s so moving to watch. Difficult to explain so let me just leave you with a video.
For more comprehensive coverage of the procession, please visit my Mom’s Blog – www.ohmybuhay.com
Some stills from Good Friday:
Easter Sunday – Lunch at my grandmother’s house – this obviously involves multiple rounds of food and eating. We are a large family so during mealtime we are divided into two groups – Adults and Kids. I still belong to the Kids group (hehe) and that means I can chill with my cousins which is nice. Recently, we started playing Monopoly Deal to pass the time while the Adults talk about grown-up things.
HAPPY EASTER Everyone!!!
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