It is not unusual for me to not do anything during the Holy Week. As a matter of fact, I haven’t participated yet in any Holy Week traditions. Not one, ever. With that in mind I was all set to do nothing for this year’s annual Pinoy tradition.
But because of my current job as a doctor in a barrio, I was somehow more exposed to all these kinds of tradition. Hence curiosity crawled in. I was told that here in the secluded town of Talalora in Western Samar, neighbours exchange (meat-free) food during the Holy Week, specifically on Good Friday. Usual dishes include ginataang kalabasa, sinabawang gulay, and pinakbet (a well-known Ilocano dish). I have never heard of this kind of Holy Week tradition before thus I was looking forward to it.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to experience this practice in Talalora just because I was in a totally different town that time. Which leads me to my next (more interesting) post.
How about you, how did you spend your Holy Week 2015?