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Things that Filipinos avoid during Holy week

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Since Holy week just got started, there are things that we Filipinos, keep on doing every Holy week and that's because it is part of our tradition.

The Holy Week this year is somewhat memorable because, after 2 years of having a quarantine, Filipinos may now freely go outdoor to perform activities related to this celebration. If you know or heard about Senakulo or Passion Play, I think it will be once again performed here in some regions in the Philippines. By the way, a Passion play is a type of play where actors and actresses act on the life and sufferings of Jesus Christ. When I was young, I witnessed many times those people who were crucified on the cross, and for them, that was a sort of "panata" or a devotion. Today, I think some people in the province do it but here in the capital city, there is none.

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Anyways, let me tell you today the things that people avoid during this season. As you know, the majority of people here in the Philippines are Roman Catholic so we believe in superstitious events and we really respect the death of Christ that is why we tend to do things to mourn his death and follow some beliefs.


Filipinos avoid eating meat and sweets

Some people started to eat only vegetables and fish or bread on holy Monday, after the Palm Sunday but based on what I observed here in the City, fast foods chains and Malls are still open but are to be closed on Maundy Thursday up to Black Saturday. because of that, we are obligated not to get our stomachs full. Any type of meat and sweets are not allowed to eat but, of course, if you are NOT part of the catholic religion, you may still do and eat ordinary foods you wanted.

No beers or alcoholic drinks

Beers and other liquors are not allowed during the celebration of Holy Week because there is no reason for us to drink these. First of all, we are mourning the death of Jesus Christ so we must join him in his sacrifice by reflecting and praying the whole week. Well, there is no law that tells us not to drink alcoholic beverages but as Christians, we respect our traditions.

Avoid making noises such as Karaoke and Videoke

Holy week is a time to reflect and pray so there is no reason to enjoy it. As Filipinos, we observe peace and silence to give way to those people who are praying at home. This is why Karaoke and Videoke's are also not allowed.

Traveling on Good Friday

There is a superstitious belief here in our country saying that it is a bad omen to travel when Jesus Christ is Death because it is believed that there will be no savior at that moment and bad spirits are in a strong presence. Also, there are some beliefs that it is bad luck if you get a wound on that day because it will take a long time before it heals.


Holy Week is the time we can reflect on the things that we are having right now. It is also the best time to meditate and worship the Lord through praying, watching Bible movies, and listening to some testimonials stories about God.

I hope you all guys take this time to see your loved ones and gather your family and do some prayers and novena. Sometimes, I am missing the part where my Lola Fe would gather all of us in the house, and together, we will be watching the bible stories and will do Novena. Now that we are all mature and working, the tradition we had will remain known, but this time, will not be practiced.

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PUBLISHED: APRIL 11, 2022 TIME: 4:30 PM PST ARTICLE: #86

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You mentioned everything na dapt iwasan during this season. And minsan , some people forget about the true essense of this season. People should remember what God sacrificed for us during this time of season. Repent, and pray to God.

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9 months ago

Yung pinakagusto ko is walang maingay hehe. Sa amin kasi medyo dahil sa construction naman. Ayun lang pinakaayaw ko naman is wala munang karne hehe.

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9 months ago

buti tapos na construction samin ng bahay kung hindi eh parang wala na din kaming katahimikan wahahha. pero karne parang di maiwasan. alam ko magkakrne pa kami mamaya. abstain na lang siguro ako.

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9 months ago

It's more on reflection, prayer, helping the needy. A time for repentance and for renewed individual.

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9 months ago

Di na to masyado na pa-practice ng Christians dee but when it comes to commitment and discipline, yung mga Muslim friends talaga natin pag Ramadan.

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9 months ago

madami na kasi nangyare for the past 2 years parangg lahat tuloy normalize na tapos ung devotion ngaun di na gaano pansinin. Pero as I observed mabuti naman at hind maiingay mga tao dito.

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9 months ago

Alcohol and party are also prohibited. It is to give respect about that.

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9 months ago

yes the barangay always roam around the area to check houses as well if there are people who are not respecting the traditions.

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9 months ago

Well, it is good to have that but other people doesn't respect this they should be given reprimand.

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9 months ago

Naaalala ko mga 'bawal ganito, bawal ganyan' ng nanay ko noon kasi mahal na araw. Tapos yung bday ko pa nagffall madalas ng holy week so bawal pa din magcelebrate? bwakanang chemerlu!!!!

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9 months ago

Ay kelan ba yan sis partner ko din minsan bday nya natatapat ng holy week.

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9 months ago

4 ako ih.

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9 months ago

7 ung hubbychuuuu ko. Belated happy birthday seswa 🥰🥰

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9 months ago

Magninilay nilay daw kaya ang dami bawal lalo meat. Minsan pa mag fasting or maga biscuit lang. Tas yung kaingayan nope. To that. Napapagalitan ni mommy kapag ginawa yaan.

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9 months ago

Nako di ka makakkain ng madami ngayon ruffa 😂😂

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9 months ago

Since today sis puro isda and gulay daw kakain namin sabe ni Auntie hehe. Marami talagang bawal gawin satin kapag Holy Week especially kapag Good Friday. I remember na bawal din daw gumawa Ng heavy na gawain kapag Friday kase kapag nagkasugat ka, di daw agad gagaling.

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9 months ago

ayun oo nakalimutan ko nga idagdag iyn, sabi sabi din yan samin kaya maingat kami ngayon.

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9 months ago

Andaming bawal talaga dahil sa pamanhiin iba talaga ang Pinoy hahaha

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9 months ago

actually pati din naman sa mga nag cecelebrate ng ramadan eh ganun din sila madami din beliefs.

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9 months ago

Kaya nga kahit anong beliefs pa yan mahalaga may respeto sa isa't-isa.

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9 months ago

Daming bawal..pero samin wala. 😅😂..kain lng kaht ano lol

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9 months ago

ano ba religion mo ate jane?

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9 months ago

Ndi ko alam ung sa sweets sis, pero ubg meat alam ko lalo na if friday

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9 months ago

oo nga ate. Alam ko baal din sweets lalo na chocolate ate.

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9 months ago

Ngayong week na tlga ang semana santa sis. Ito ung mga gawain nating mga filipino.

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9 months ago

oo sis madami pa din satin nasunod sa mga ganto buti na lang.

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9 months ago

Ako Langga kaya nung nag supermarket ako bumili ako ng isda para ulam ko kasi di pwede meat. Oo Langga pag good Friday Hindi talaga maganda bumiyahe Langga. Yan din sabi ng karamihan.

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9 months ago

ayan puro fish talaga muna tho nag meat kami kanina. Di bale bawi kami sa mga susunod na araw. Bawal nga daw po talaga bumyahe ate lalo na pag good friday.

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9 months ago

Oo Langga. Fish lang muna. Oo Langga totoo yan. Mas mabuting sa bahay lang muna.

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9 months ago

Blessed holy week ate.

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9 months ago