Easter Sunday Aftermath
We all celebrate Easter Sunday in different waysâ€¦ Some more cultural, some more traditional.
And some usually in the western part, they have associated this holiday with Easter bunnies and Easter eggsâ€¦
But for Catholics, Easter Sunday is the celebration of Jesus Christâ€™s resurrection. It symbolizes a new dawn of hope and change.
I do respect that. Here at our barangay in QC, during the 90â€™s and early 2000â€™s, Easter Sunday is our Fiesta. We put up â€œBanderitasâ€ and decorate our streets. We start the day with â€œSalubongâ€ where the relics of â€œNazarenoâ€ and the â€œVirgin Maryâ€ would meet after a short pilgrimage around our barangay followed by a Mass. People also cook a lot of food since itâ€™s Fiesta. In the afternoon, we put up games for kids which they always look forward too. It was awesome celebrating Easter back then.
But nowâ€¦ wellâ€¦ Covid silenced joy during Easter. The streets are empty and itâ€™s just that.