Do Bantayanon’s celebrate fiesta on a Holy Week?
No, Holy Week in Bantayan Island is not a fiesta, Bantayanon’s celebrate their fiesta every June 29 in honor of Saints Peter and Paul. The Semana Santa observance is one of Bantayan’s unique religious celebrations where there are Station of the Cross – portrayed in life size figures through Carrozas, Visita Iglesia, Santo Entierro – holy burial and other church activities for keeping the tradition.
Also, many asked why Bantayanon’s eat meat during a Holy Week. Not all Bantayanons, though, eat meat on a Good Friday since many continue to abstain from eating meat, despite the Indult allowing people to eat meat on days of strict fasting and abstinence. The Indult may have been issued to the people of Bantayan, but, those who follow it must also observe abstinence of certain days of the year other than holy week, as recompense for doing so. If you happened to visit Bantayan Island, don’t forget to visit the museum where you will know the granting story of the papal indult to Bantayanons.
47 Photos of Semana Santa Observance In Bantayan Island & Not A Fiesta
Station of the Cross – Carrozas
St. Peter and Paul Parish Church
Random Photos: Photowalk|Bantayan Island Plaza Area
Photos in Bantayan Island Wet Market
During Holy Week in Bantayan, tourists increasingly drawn in the island because of the manner that Semana Santa is celebrated. It helps increase the economy of the island and yet, at the same time it might threatened the traditional practices of Semana Santa.