As a Catholic country, Philippines commemorates Lenten Week to give due respect to Catholic celebrations and traditions to recognize the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For 2011, the Lenten week starts on April 18 and concludes on Easter Sunday.
Proclamation 84 from Office of the President declares that April 21 and April 22 shall be Maundy Thursday and Good Friday respectively and as such, the days shall be no - working days. I shall hold the days too for doing our year - end store inventory.
There has been a number of traditions and culture to celebrate Lenten Week to include religious readings, masses, happy Easter flowers to name a few.
Most people also use the time for short vacation and beach and mountain escapades. For my family, we can only use the Lenten week for reflection and meditation.