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Recent Edit on 22 March[edit]

With reference to Holy_Week_in_the_Philippines&oldid=351276073, is there some particular reason why the section was deleted? Alvincura (talk) 23:37, 22 March 2010 (UTC)


NPOV[edit]

Paragraph 3 seems not to be written from NPOV; moreover contains snarky language. Alvincura (talk) 01:51, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

yes. it should be deleted. -121.54.2.66 (talk) 10:33, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
The paragraph which violates NPOV has been removed. Will remove the NPOV tags. Alvincura (talk) 20:01, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Can someone help me add this info in the Notable celebrations during Holy Week.[edit]

Hi need help in re writing this on the article this is coming from http://www.thenewstoday.info/2006/04/12/holy.week.in.the.philippines.html

Flagellants[edit]

They scourge themselves in a somewhat paganistic manner considered medieval by many. This is done by stripping themselves naked rom the waist up, walking barefooted under a midday sun and flagging themselves bloody with ropes and broken pieces of glass attached with strings to bamboo sticks. They do this as a means of atonement of their sins. It is a sort of retribution of their offenses and human weaknesses for past favor such as after going through some crisis or danger in their lives. This is commonly practiced in the provinces of Pampanga, Tarlac, Rizal and practically all over the Tagalog region.

Pabasa[edit]

It's a family affair with the cooperation of relatives and neighbors. Others do these twenty four hours daily within the seven days of singing and reading of the Passion and Death taken from the verses of the Bible. Foods and drinks are being served to the singers.

Siete Palabras in Angeles City[edit]

Annual Reenactment of Christ's passion called Siete Palabras (The Seven Last Words)of Angeles City, the play will depict the sufferings of Jesus Christ from when Pontius Pilate sentenced and condemned him to the hands of the Roman soldiers, up to his way to his crucifixion, and later, his death. This is re-enacted in a colorful street play with dozens of men carrying wooden crosses as heavy as 50 kg (110 pounds) and scores whipping their backs to a bloody pulp. on every Good Friday in Barangay Lourdes Northwest in Angeles City that takes place between 2 to 3 p.m All radio stations throughout the nation are being sponsored by religious groups to air the reading of the "Siete Palabras" (Seven Last Words). There are series of speakers depicting the life of Jesus Christ and of course in different versions but the same meaning. Aglipayans, Episcopalians and Roman Catholics do this simultaneously.

Bala-an Bukid in Iloilo[edit]

Guimaras landmark, a huge white cross overlooking the City of Iloilo, a favorite pilgrimage venue of Visayan people.

Huge 14th Station in Iguig, Tuguegarao[edit]

An oversized station of the cross at the hillside outside the centuries old church with a beautiful facade.

Moriones Festivals in Marinduque Island[edit]

Marinduque Island is famous and known throughout the world. No one could recall its beginning but old folks claimed it started since time immemorial. Usually it is held in the plazas of Boac and Gasan. The towns present a spectacular pageant wherein people are dressed like Roman soldiers to commemorate the beheading of Longinos. The festivities have a Mardigras atmosphere.

Black Nazarene in Quiapo[edit]

A century-old black statue in Quiapo, sculptured in Mexico during he Galleon Trade era, considered miraculous by devotees is brought out for procession every Good Friday. The statue is borne on the shoulders of male devotees in a slow, difficult procession around the narrow streets of the district, a score of men struggle to keep the image moving on. Thousands more try to muscle their way to touch the Nazarene as if carried by a powerful tide in an ocean of humanity.

Salubung in Palawan[edit]

In Palawan it is reenacted in Iwahig Penal Colony participated by thousands of torch-bearing convicts in uniform line up in a pre-dawn ceremony.

Moriones Festivals in Marinduque Island[edit]

Marinduque Island is famous and known throughout the world. No one could recall its beginning but old folks claimed it started since time immemorial. Usually it is held in the plazas of Boac and Gasan. The towns present a spectacular pageant wherein people are dressed like Roman soldiers to commemorate the beheading of Longinos. The festivities have a Mardigras atmosphere.

Stations on the Cross in Novaliches, Quezon City[edit]

At the grotto of Lourdes in Novaliches, Quezon City the devotees, thousands of them, come during the Holy Week as a pilgrimage at the Calvary built with the fourteen stations of the Cross, life size, zigzagging at the hillside.

Visita Iglesias in Manila[edit]

In Manila it is a practice of Catholic believers to visit, if possible, 14 churches within Metro Manila representing the fourteen stations of the cross.

Amulets Hunters in Sipalay, Negros Occidental[edit]

In Sipalay, Negros Occidental, it is a day for Herbolarios searching for anting-anting in unexplored caves on Good Friday.

45 Five Statues in Paete, Laguna and Siquijor[edit]

In Paete, Laguna procession of 45 statues beautifully decorated "carrozas" depicting the life of our Lord. Also in Siquijor, an island on the southern tip of Cebu, is well known for its Good Friday procession. Huge centuries-old statue fully decorated with fresh flowers.

Capilya in Zamboanga[edit]

A town in Zamboanga still practices the old tradition of Lenten Season, one of which is the Capilya. Town people put up an improvised 14 altars around the poblacion representing the way of the cross. A group of singers sing ballad songs of Christ's passion.

Cenaculos in Taguig, Mexico, and Dinalupihan[edit]

It is held in the Philippine Cultural Center sponsored by the Department of Tourism. Cast of characters include popular movie stars. In Taguig, Rizal they popularize the modern version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" reshown at the Fort Santiago Amphitheater for the benefit of Manilans. In Mexico, Pampanga and also Dinalupihan in Bataan there is one who actually had himself nailed to a cross for his "crucifixion" simulating Christ's passion as best as he painfully can.

Pagtaltal sa Jordan in Guimaras[edit]

In the Visayan region, we have now the famous "Ang PAGTALTAL SA JORDAN" in the island province of Guimaras. A reenactment of our Lord's sufferings on the way to the Calvary held every Good Friday at the Municipal grounds. For the last years, it was attended by dignitaries from America, Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Canada, and thousands of tourists from European and Asian countries. Jordan town is widely known as the "GOLGOTHA" of the Philippines.(*Secusana is the founder of Pagtaltal sa Jordan which is now in its 31st year.)

Baguio City[edit]

Thousands of lowlanders, Manilans and foreign tourists flock to this summer capital to escape heat. Hotels and lodging houses are all booked a month before the Holy Week. Others trek to the mountain to view the city of pines and people enjoying the merry making not minding the religious people are in church for this Holy occasion.

Davao City[edit]

Old folks still practice the traditional belief of not to create unnecessary sounds especially on Holy Thursday and Good Friday.

Bicol Region[edit]

Bicolanos are too religious from Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Legaspi, Naga down to Camarines Norte and Sur, they have all the Holy Week rituals.

SSan Pablo City[edit]

Celebrities and movie stars from Manila and neighboring provinces join the most attended procession organized by Don Ado Escudero of Villa Escudero.

--Kixzer Franz710 (talk) 16:03, 11 February 2014 (UTC)