Thursday, April 21, 2011

For Maundy Thursday

From Wikipedia:
In the Philippines, most business establishments cease operations from Holy Thursday to Black Saturday. Most malls, however, only cease their operations on Holy Thursday and Good Friday and only opens on Black Saturday.* Terrestrial television and radio stations either go completely off-air during that period or operate limited hours where they broadcast special shows, usually themed for the Holy Week, which is not on their usual schedule. (Cable channels usually continue their normal telecasts as usual.) Newspapers usually have no issues during those days.

From a church in Pampanga
*Incidentally, this is the same Wikipedia that has a separate entry for Holy Saturday, which is the current term of choice for the day before Easter. Read the disambiguations for "Black Saturday."

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