Weekender Guide: April 19, 20, and 21, 2019

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Still don't know where to go for the Holy Week? Here are the events and places to check out in the coming days. 

Holy Week 2019: 10 Beautiful Churches Near Metro Manila For Visita Iglesia

Visita Iglesia has become one of the most popular traditions of Filipino Catholics when the Holy Week comes. In this panata or religious vow, devotees visit and pilgrimage in seven or fourteen churches, commonly during the Maundy Thursday or Good Friday.

The number seven stands symbolic to many as it is said to describe the Seven Last Words or the Seven Holy Wounds of Jesus. Others prefer visiting fourteen churches, as the number supposedly refers to the 14 Stations of the Cross, but there's really no limit to the churches one wants to pray in especially at this time of year.

If you've been thinking about going out of town for the long weekend, here are some of the beautiful churches near Manila to drive by and add to your religious journey.

6 Pilgrimage Sites Near Manila To Visit For Holy Week 2018

Filipinos have a lot of traditions and activities during the Holy Week as a way to repent for their sins and share with the sufferings of Christ. Aside from going from one church to another for Visita Iglesia, another popular activity that Catholics observe is the pilgrimage to a certain place, where - just like in the Visita Iglesia - they recall the passion of Christ through the Station of the Cross. 

Looking for a place to visit with your friends and family for this year's Holy Week? We list down 6 pilgrimage sites that are just a few hours away from Manila!

Holy Week 2019: Events and Dining Deals to Check Out in Manila This Easter

Celebrate Easter Sunday with good food and some fun-filled Easter events for the kids and the kids-at-heart with these hotel deals and events happening all over the metro for! 

 

Holy Week Guide 2019: Metro Manila Mall Hours

In observance of this year's Holy Week, most malls in the metro will be closed on Maundy Thursday (April 18, 2019) and Good Friday (April 19, 2019). Here is a list of shopping malls and their announced operating hours.

 

Holy Week in Manila 2019: Restaurant Operating Hours During the Extended Weekend

Should you find yourselves hungry and needing to eat out during the Holy Week, here's your list of restaurants that will be open to serve you.

 

 

12 Lent-Friendly Restaurants in Manila for Meatless and Seafood Dishes

The Lenten Season has already begun, and with this comes the number of people looking for different places that offer a good alternative to the meaty dishes they've loved. So whether you're practicing abstinence during Lent or are just planning to do away with meat, we're giving you a list of places from vegetarian to seafood restaurants (and even fastfood!) that you can visit.

Roadtrip Guides: 

5 Southern Getaways Near Manila for the Long Weekend​

If what your barkada craves is some good ol' nature-tripping without going too far from the city, the South would be your destination. From beaches and mountains to historical spots and hot springs, they really do have it all. 

Wondering where you should visit first? We round up some of the South's best and most popular destinations for your daytrips and overnight vacations. 

5 Northern Getaways Near Manila for the Long Weekend

Life in the metro can be a little overwhelming. Good thing there are long weekends you can look forward to for some time unwinding. Whether you're looking to relax at the beach, checking out magestic sites or trying out all kinds of food (who are we kidding, we love to eat!), Northern Luzon has it all.

Ring your friends and plan a great escapade. Here are five provinces in the North near Metro Manila that's perfect for long weekends! 

 

Other events: 

Power Plant Mall's Bunnylympics
April 21 (Power Plant Mall)

Join us on April 21, 2019 and feel like an Olympian this Easter as we round up the fittest little athletes for an eggs-hilarating day filled with Olympic-themed games, prizes, and delicious treats at Bunnylympics 2019: A Power Plant Mall Easter Celebration!

Every bunny athlete will be going for gold as they hop through every hurdle on our obstacle course, show off stellar Javelin skills, power through our weightlifting area, and many more fun activities. Gear up for an energy-burning mall-wide Easter egg hunt, too, exclusive to ticket-holders!

All little athletes should come in their best sportswear so they can hop through every game and win the Bunnylympic gold medals. Tickets are limited so gather your team, and race to the R1 Level Concierge (near Mango) of Power Plant Mall to buy your tickets! 

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