Episode 09: Holy Week

Welcome to the SherwinM Podcast. A podcast about the adventures of being Filipino American. I am your host Sherwin.

In this episode, I share our trip to Glendale, at the Alex Theatre, to watch Coco Martin and the Fantastik 4. We had a great time. It was a variety show that included some singing, story telling, and comedy. There were a few things I didn’t understand, that Abby had to explain to me.

Holy Week is a week that leads to Easter. Many schools and businesses close this week. Radio and television programs are halted and replaced by religious themed programming. The days leading to Easter are called.

  • Maundy Thursday (Huwebes Santo)
  • Good Friday (Biyernes Santo)
  • Holy Saturday (Sabado de Gloria)
  • Easter Sunday (Linggo ng Pagkabuhay)

Bisita Iglesia is practiced on Thursday or Friday where people would visit seven different churches and do the Stations of the Cross.

On Sabado de Gloria (Holy Saturday), many have picnics and go to the beach. Others will get circumcision or pagtutuli.

On Easter Sunday, there are processions (parade) called Salubong (welcoming) of Jesus.

Tagalog Words

  • Bisita Iglesia – church visit
  • Pagtutuli – circumcision
  • Salubong – to welcome
  • Albularyo – herb doctor, “quack” doctor

The show notes of this episode can be found at http://podcast.sherwinm.com/9.

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