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Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday in the Philippines is the day before Good Friday and is celebrated as a Christian holiday. This day is the day before Jesus Christ was crucified.

Celebration\ Observance

Many Filipinos celebrate this day by limiting pleasures like, drinking alcohol, eating meat, and having sex with one's partner. Many people will also visit 7 churches on this day and others will visit 14 churches symbolizing 14 stations of the cross. This day is a national holiday with most government and businesses closed.

History

Maundy Thursday is part of Holy week that was brought to the Philippines hundreds of years ago with the arrival of the Spanish regime.