Holy Week officially starts

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Holy Week has officially started on Sunday, April 1, as Christians the world over celebrated Palm Sunday. Filipinos flocked to churches all over the country, holding palm branches during a procession that commemorates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem before his crucifixion, death, and resurrection.

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Rappler offers a multimedia tour of 14 Catholic Churches in a virtual Visita Iglesia starting April 1. The visual treat includes Stations of the Cross, clips of Bible passages and 360-degree images of beautiful churches. Technology and faith can mix.

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Financial markets and most retail shops in the Philippines are closed starting Holy Thursday, April 5.