Semana Santa ( holy week) [Ritual as well as religious background]

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While this week (semana santa) isn’t really shown within the film itself, though it is similar and can relate to/ or give a background to the meaning of “tiempo santo” (holy time) . La semana santa otherwise known as the holy week is the week leading up to Jesus’ death as well as his resurrection.This week is a ritual that Catholics take very seriously every year. During this time , while it is a time of celebration , it is also a time of seriousness . It is extremely frowned upon to do any sinning at all, in fact in very strict parts no running or meat eating is not allowed. Then,  when Jesus dies  (on good friday) , a big parade and mass/church service is put on as a sense of mourning for our dead jesus, and from good Friday until Jesus’s resurrection on Easter Sunday people are mourning… but in Madeinusa things are a little different with tiempo santo.


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  • Rosa Ho says:

    Being Buddhist, I haven’t learned much about other religions. I have heard about Good friday and its connecting with Easter Sunday but I never knew what it really meant or why it is celebrated. But now I know. Thank you for giving a little explanation. I can’t wait to read more about Tiempo Santo and how they celebrate in Madeinusa.

  • Rosa Ho says:

    Being Buddhist, I haven’t learned much about other religions. I have heard about Good friday and its connecting with Easter Sunday but I never knew what it really meant or why it is celebrated. But now I know. Thank you for giving a little explanation. I can’t wait to read more about Tiempo Santo and how they celebrate in Madeinusa!

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