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Are Holy Week Traditions Fading?

Friday, April 6, 2012

Are Holy Week Traditions Fading?

By LEO O. LAPARAN II and BRYAN G. VILLASANA MB Research
 
 
MANILA, Philippines — Traditions die hard, especially when they are rooted in religion and folklore.
Filipinos have long observed Holy Week rites, from waving the palaspas on Palm Sunday to joining the pabasa on Maundy Thursday and watching the penitents on Good Friday.

But technological advances like smart phones, email, and GPS have changed the cultural landscape and individual lifestyles. Have these changes diminished the fervor for Holy Week rituals?

Manila Bulletin Research did random interviews to find out what Holy Week traditions have lost their sway among the faithful..... MORE

SourceMB.com

URL: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/356413/are-holy-week-traditions-fading

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