We always celebrate the Holy Week as traditional as we can going to church and observing rites. I fondly remember when we were kids, TV time was limited (let alone only religious programs or movies were shown from Holy Monday to Black Saturday) and silence is observed so that you can contemplate.
Its much different now because we can attend mass at malls, malls are open (Fisher mall) even during Good Friday and sometimes neighbors sing karaoke so peaceful contemplation is compromised.
Nevertheless, what’s important is not just that one week of religious rites and contemplation. As often as we can we go to church or chapel to express gratitude for everything and ask for continuous guidance and protection.
We sort of celebrated Easter in advance (during Visita Iglesia) by visiting Padre Pio’s Chapel and the Church of Saint Pope John Paul. If there was still time, we could have also visited St. Therese of the Child Jesus Church/Convent like we did during Visita Iglesia. We then roamed around Eastwood City to see see the huge Easter eggs display.