Mera Joy Aniolga

How Good is your Friday?

In Current Events, Event, Personal on April 23, 2011 at 6:31 am

Being the only Catholic country in Southeast Asia, Holy Weeks are much of a big deal to a lot of Filipinos.

For the die-hard catholics, it means never-ending church-hopping, retreats, prayer, reflection, processions and the like.

For the kids, it means bad TV. Good thing we have cable these days. In the past, children have to endure Spartacus, Cleopatra, Noah and the like, from Thursday to Saturday.

Jesus died, so all the saints are covered up. Weird huh!

For others, it means vacation. As I’ve said, Holy Weeks are a big deal so businesses are closing down in most cities. Iloilo may be an “urbanized” city but good luck in finding a good brewed coffee on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

As these establishments are closed or 2 days for so people grab this chance to go home to their provinces. Some go to the beach. While tradition suggests that the only time to celebrate and go to the beach would be on Easter Sunday also known as “Domingo de Paskua”, others go the beach in as early as Wednesday. Boracay for instance is at its peak season during the holy week.

Different strokes for different folks. In life as in faith, to his own indeed.

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