Saturday, February 25, 2012

What can you give up?

Ash Wednesday marks the start of the 40 days preparation for Lenten Season. 

Feb. 22, 2012 (Wednesday)

April 2 to 8 (Monday-Sunday) is the Holy Week. Roughly a month and a week today. During this occasion, people especially Roman Catholics observe and practice rituals including fasting, abstinence, Visita Iglesia, 14 Stations of the Cross, pabasa, salubong on Easter Sunday and among others.

I, on the other hand, practice few of them such as 14 Stations of the Cross, fasting and salubong which ends the Holy Week celebration.

During holy week, I also willfully exercise the following:

1. No cellphone during Good Friday and Black Saturday. However, this year it'll be for the entire week.
2. No meat. (chicken, pork, beef, etc.)
3. No full meal for dinner.
4. And, no Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, Multiply, Blogspot, YouTube and other what-you-have social network site for the whole week. In short, computer/internet-deprived.

The things I give up in observance of Holy Week. What's yours, eh?

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